Review: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

YoungAdultReview

 
 
 Title: The Infinite Moment of Us

Author: Lauren Myracle

# of Pages: 336 

Publisher: Amulet Books

Publication Date: August 27th 2013

Source: BEA

Rating: 2 Hearts



 

Synopsis

For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now… not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know what they are?

Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie—at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.

And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them…

My Verdict

I think this one is being marketed as young adult but it seemed very much new adult in my opinion. The main characters Wren & Charlie both graduate from highschool within the first few pages, the rest of the book takes place over that summer as they try and decide what to do with their futures. Should they go to college? Take a year off? Do charity work?

 

The story was told through dual perspective of  main characters Wren and Charlie. Neither voice resonated with me, even though it was first person, I never really felt I knew either of them very well. Wren had a very weak personality. She was pretty much a people pleasing pushover who did and said whatever she thought people wanted her to do or say. Charlie’s character wasn’t as weak but I didn’t like him any better. He always seemed to be stuck in the past, unable to leave it behind.

 

 

I’m the type who likes a sweet romance that is slowly built and has you on the edge of your seat waiting for that first kiss. The romance in this story was quite the opposite. While Charlie  had a crush on Wren for many years, she just took notice of him and then it all moved very fast, as the two felt “connected” from the start. The sex scenes were for mature readers only, having more detail than any of the New Adult titles I’ve read.

 

The ending was not what I was expecting nor was it satisfying. Overall, this was a complete miss for me.

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15 thoughts on “Review: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

  1. I keep debating about reading this book and now I'm not so sure. I find that it is always hard to enjoy a book your reading if the characters fall flat. Great review!

  2. Yep, that book's definitely New Adult although YA books do sometimes have sex scenes in them… maybe not that graphic though. Ugh. The cover is so appealing! Why do authors trick us so?
    I don't know why (I think it's just because his name is Charlie) this book reminds me of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

  3. I've been hearing mix this things about this book. I'm debating whether I want to read this or not. I might have to give in, though; the cover is just too pretty to resist. Anyways, thanks for the honest review!

  4. I keep hearing what a bummer this one is, but I just don't want to believe it. The cover is too pretty! I keep telling myself that there's got to be something worthwhile in there somewhere. Who am I kidding? Even if its a total did I'll probably still have to get a copy just for that cover alone!

  5. I hate when a book has a pretty cover but the story stinks. Then whenever I look at it, instead of focusing on the gorgeous cover I think about everything I disliked about the story, haha.

  6. I was still counting down the days on my calendar for this one, but urghh!! Sounds really really — underdeveloped characters and love story is definitely not going to make it for me either… Going to bump it down my TBR list now, gaah *me feels disappoint* 😦

    Alicia @ Summer Next Top Story

  7. It's so upsetting when a book has a lot of potential and it lets you down 😦 I love that cover and I've been meaning to read this, even if it is bad. I'm glad that you wrote an honest review, though! I feel like characters are something that is often overlooked when writing, but they make or break the story in my mind. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I had been really excited about this book, but I've been hearing alot of mixed reviews. I'll probably still give it a shot, but it's definitely not on my must read immediately list anymore. Thanks for the honest review 🙂

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