Friday, February 15, 2013

Review: Wishing For Someday Soon by Tiffany King

Wishing For Someday Soon

Wishing for Someday Soon by Tiffany King
Publication Date: March 25, 2012
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Won a giveaway

(originally posted HERE on May 5, 2012)

Summary (from Goodreads):

Seventeen year old Katelyn Richards is a stronger person than anyone will ever know, and that is just the way she wants it. Behind her normal facade lies the reality of a broken home life. Thanks to her abusive mother, a string of deadbeat stepfathers, and an unsympathetic system, Katelyn has learned that the only one she can count on is herself. Her life’s mission has become to shield her nine year old brother, Kevin, and to give him the future that they both wish for. A life with no more abuse, no worries about where their next meal will come from, and no more wondering if they will have a roof over their heads.

When her mother moves them again, this time to a small town in Montana, Katelyn’s resolve is shaken when she meets Max, a cute boy from her new school, who gets a glimpse into her real world. Max slowly manages to break through Katelyn’s wall of distrust, stirring up feelings she never saw coming. Now with her world more complicated than she ever intended, Katelyn struggles with the decision to follow her heart into the arms of the first boy she has ever loved. A decision that could risk the promise she made to protect Kevin, and to give them the ‘someday soon’ that is so close within their grasp.

What I Liked:

I'm usually not a huge fan of contemporary fiction, but when I won this book from Ms. King, I couldn't say no. Her other books are...really good to say the least. So I was curious as to how well she would write a contemporary novel. I have to say, Ms. King executed this book beautifully. 

I loved reading about Katelyn's struggles. I have never been in this situation, as I'm sure many people haven't, but then, many people have. It was an eye-opener for me in some ways. I could feel Katelyn's heartbreak when leaving books behind, and excitement when getting new ones. You couldn't NOT empathize with Katelyn. While some of her decisions weren't always smart, they were usually to protect Kevin, and that is so noble. Someone so selfless is admirable. 

Ms. King couldn't have written this any better. It was such a poignant, bittersweet, but beautiful read. I'm so used to reading fantasy, paranormal, or action books for young adults and adults alike. Reading contemporary fiction was quite a change, and a great change.

What I Did Not Like:

There were a few (and I must say a FEW) grammatical and spelling errors. I did receive the first copy of the first edition print copies, so this could have been just me. But that's it. It was a quick, heart-throbbing/heart-pounding, stand-alone novel.

Would I Recommend It:

Yes! To any teenager and up. As well as any of Ms. King's other books :D


4 stars. Right on the dot.

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  1. Glad you connected with K and that you liked your foray into contemporary.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

    1. Definitely! Contemporay has totally grown on me :)

  2. This book sounds really good. Lately I have been on a New Adult and contemporary book kick, so this is perfect for me. Thanks for the review. Can't wait to read it.

    1. It definitely is an awesome book - I highly recommend it! And anything else by this author :D


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