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Open Thy Heart Synopsis:
It’s summer in Shaver and, frankly, Dahlia Kennedy is bored. Even though she and Eva are throwing a party for David and she gets to visit Rowan in Ambrosia easier on account of summer hours, it seems like senior year is never going to come. Worse yet, it’s looking like the one thing she’s planned on doing for forever isn’t going to happen. Cue Dahlia’s Embarrassing Incident: the tipping point that seems to shift everything into a new direction. David’s acting weird. Something happens to Rowan. Dahlia’s forced to ask the least likely person ever for help. A secret is blown wide open. Conflict between the Lennox Rochforts and the Townsends grows more and more out of control until so much is going on in Ambrosia, Dahlia can barely keep up with life at home. Frustrated with trying to keep track of who knows what, Dahlia continues fighting to help the people she loves, and slowly, the truth is exposed. Crazy thing is, she had no idea about any of it. And it changes everything she’s ever known.
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Note: The review begins with the third paragraph (:
So, I haven't read the first book, I didn't even know this was the sequel but I signed up for it. After I got my ARC did I look the book up to find out this was the sequel. I don't usually sign up for sequels if I haven't read the first book obviously.
(I tend to do that when I know it can be read as a stand-alone and/or when I know I will be getting the first book along with it. I dunno I might be mixing it but I think I signed up for this book because I thought I would be getting the first book. I might be mistaken as I signed up for many books so it might be some other book.)
Anyway, all the way through reading this book I wanted to read the first book. I think I will be doing that as I really enjoyed this one.
This book made sense even without reading the first as our memory was refreshed in the amusing voice of our protagonist Dahlia. I soo enjoyed reading from her perspective. She is one fun girl to be around. The book was interesting and a liiiittle bit predictable. I loved David and Eva and the rest of the gang. Sad David's not the guy. But I guess that's okay. Rowan is good but um, I dunno we didn't hit it off. He says some fine things though. D: I loved Dahlia's sister's. I loved how it was all daily life and then the fantasy-ical world. The whole transition (in that traveling sense-not really travel-but you will get me if you read this one or have read the first and this too xP).
I had fun reading this book. Dahlia was an interesting character along with the others. The book ended on a dire note in the other worldly business. The final book will kick ass. Although I would have like the book to end on an earlier note then it did actually. But all is good as then I would have been like whattt? It shouldn't have ended it here. So all is mighty fine. Btw, this book had its intense scenes- some mighty torture and kidnapping and other such scenes. I love all the tree business. Such a cool concept.
I took my time reading the book in the beginning because of life but then I went for it and it was a good ride. I am glad I got to know Dahlia and the others. I give it 3.5 stars.
Jessica L Brooks Bio:
Jessica L. Brooks is a lover of books, coffee, and all things owl-dorable. She writes young adult books about near-future dystopia (Pity Isn't An Option, Cozenage #1, available now) and magical realism (the Flora series); and loves to serve virtual cookies. Connect with her on her blog, Let Me Tell You A Story, Tumblr, or anywhere else on the interwebs by doing a search for her username: coffeelvnmom.
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