Saturday, October 1, 2011

Review of There You'll Find Me

There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones is the captivating YA Christian fiction about a girl who finds healing through God, Ireland, and... a vampire. Okay, okay, let me explain. Finley Sinclair is a driven eighteen year old who is determined to get accepted into the Manhattan music conservatory. However, she is still recovering from the tragic death of her older brother Will. Determined to discover creativity to fuel her drive to succeed, Finley heads to Ireland as an exchange student, to the same town where Will traveled as an exchange student. To write "Will's song", Finley is determined to travel to all the places Will had gone and find peace at last.

Finley soon meets Beckett Rush, a famous teen bad boy and the star of the latest vampire movie. Beckett's curiosity is peaked as he meets this strange girl who seems immune to his charms and so genuinely real. They soon develop a grudging friendship, and Beckett convinces Finley to work as his assistant. The undeniable attraction begins to build between the two but Finley's past, bullies at Finley's new school, and the pressure to finish Will's song in time for her audition begins to move Finley towards a destructive behavior.

Will she still be able to find healing in the midst of her personal turmoil? Could God still be present in her life even though she's gone through so much?

This book was something new from the author. I'm a huge fan, and I loved to see the humor she has shown in her other books with a deeper poignant feel that makes a reader really connect with the characters. I especially loved the quips about Beckett's career as a vampire. Great stuff. Also, the story of an elderly woman Finley is assigned to be a "granddaughter" for is so beautiful and meaningful. It's truly an excellent blend of funny and meaningful emotion.

All in all, I rate this book five out of five stars.

Specifics (from amazon.com):
~ Paperback: 320 pages
~ Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 4, 2011)

Note: Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book for reviewing purposes.

Blessings,

3 comments:

Sierra said...

I loved the way you started off this review! I just finished this one yesterday.Then I read Save The Date.I started it and I was like"Huh, Sinclair... she must really like that name." A couple sentences later I got that it was the first book. Both were great reads.She is such a good author and the characters are great! Have a great day! Sierra
Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

Jazmine~ said...

This book was absolutely fantastic. :) I totally agree with you.
I think one of my favorite lines in the whole book is when she's going to Beckett's trailer and he opens the door and asks her why she didn't call him on Sunday.
"I was reflecting on the sermon."
"You don't even like that church," says Beckett.
"Fine, I'm sorry, I admit it. I was praying for your dark soul." says Finley.
HEHEHE! That was SO great! :D

Emii said...

Great review, and the book looks great and everyone well else seems to love it.. I have to read it!

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