6 June 2014

Book Review: Red at Night by Katie McGarry

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Harlequin Teen
Published: 1st April 2014
Pages: 84
Genre: YA, Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Stella, Jonah
Date Read: 2nd June 2014
Rating Given:
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In Red at Night, Stella and Jonah are total opposites. She's the girl with purple hair from the wrong part of town. He's a high school senior who hangs with the cool crowd. Until a car accident leaves him haunted by guilt, and Jonah starts spending time at Stella's favorite refuge…the local cemetery.
Stella knows she should keep her distance—after all, she spent her girlhood being bullied by Jonah's friends. Once he's sorted out his tangled emotions, Jonah won't have time for her anymore. Too bad she's already fallen for him.

“Do you think people can change?” I ask Rick. 
“Yes,” he answers plainly. “There are those who can.” 
That grabs my attention. “So you believe it’s possible?” 
“Miss Stella .” He gives me his teacher-to -pupil stare. “It boils down to choice.” 

It took awhile for this to be available on Amazon UK but as soon as it did I just had to get it and with it being free as well, well I was in my elements...

I love this cover which I think has more to with the use of colours in the background as it makes the cover visually stunning. I love the composition of the title and the way it's in big letters just makes it stand out.

With this being a novella I was a little bit worried about reading as sometimes short stories don't have the depth that a full length novel does but I should have had more faith in Katie McGarry as she did a fabulous job. I was so drawn into this story I just couldn't stop reading it and when it came to an end I was sad that there wasn't any more I just hope that Katie will revisit Jonah and Stella again in the future. I loved the friendship between Stella and Jonah as you wouldn't expect it especially when they have known each other for awhile. The only reason why it didn't get the full star rating was because of the ending as I didn't feel like there was any real closure for Stella and Jonah, it was a cute ending but just not enough for me.

I loved the two main characters equally as they both had a lot of baggage that they had to deal with but both of them together was able to help one another get through some very tough times.

Overall I loved this novella I just wanted a bit more at the end for it to be perfect!

“For a few seconds, I want to know what it’s like not to settle or dream, but to live. To be the girl who’s cared for, to be the girl who’s cherished, to be the girl who’s kissed.”