Thursday, June 21, 2018

Review: Almost Impossible - Nicole Williams

Almost Impossible
by Nicole Williams 
Published: June 19, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance

Fans of Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, and Jenny Han will delight as the fireworks spark and the secrets fly in this delicious summer romance from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.

When Jade decided to spend the summer with her aunt in California, she thought she knew what she was getting into. But nothing could have prepared her for Quentin. Jade hasn't been in suburbia long and even she knows her annoying (and annoyingly cute) next-door neighbor spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

And when Quentin learns Jade plans to spend her first American summer hiding out reading books, he refuses to be ignored. Sneaking out, staying up, and even a midnight swim, Quentin is determined to give Jade days--and nights--worth remembering.

But despite their storybook-perfect romance, every time Jade moves closer, Quentin pulls away. And when rumors of a jilted ex-girlfriend come to light, Jade knows Quentin is hiding a secret--and she's determined to find out what it is.

4 Stars

Told from the perspective of main character Jade Abbot, Almost Impossible follows the teen on her journey of normal American life discovery. Raised on the road with her famous rock star mom, Jade is desperate to experience a summer of stability, to get a glimpse at what is to come in college. What she doesn't plan on is losing the freedom she is accustomed to and discovering that maybe living in one place isn't as simple as she though, not with a boy like Quinten around. Life isn't quite like the classics she gets lost in, but it is an adventure and one she must decide if she is ready for.

“Do everything. Do anything. Just do. It’s a verb, baby, which means action. I promise the books will be waiting for you at then end of summer.”

I love Nicole Williams as a Young Adult and New Adult author, she captures the essence of youth so perfectly. Jade's life on the road isn't relatable, but her summer with her aunt and uncle certainly is. That first big crush, sneaking out, discovering what responsibility truly means, now those parts were relatable and so reminiscent of high school for me. Jade is so independent, but she's naive and innocent and I love that about her. Quintin, on the other hand, is difficult to become attached to. He's handsome, but closed off, and presented as more rude than secretive. How they come to be close is definitely a cute story though, even if I feel like there could've been more to it. If I hadn't of guessed the storyline so early on I think this would have easily been a 5 star read for me. It's a perfect coming of age story and great for summer reading, but just a bit too predictable for me in the end.

"Some people have to live with what life throws at them."

Nicole Williams has become a staple in my young adult author list, her writing promising romance that makes me smile and takes me back. That first big summer crush is one of those butterfly feelings I'll forever think fondly of and Nicole Williams captures that perfectly. Almost Impossible was a great read and I highly recommend it to YA fans.

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