Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Book Review: The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

Title: The Promise of Amazing
Author: Robin Constantine
Series/Novel: Novel
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 371
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Year Published: 2013
First Line:  “‘None of you are going to Harvard.’”

“Wren Caswell is the quiet good girl who’s always done what she’s supposed to- only now, in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change but doesn’t know how.
Grayson Barret was the kind of St. Gabe’s- until he was expelled for being a ‘term-paper pimp.’ Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change but doesn’t know how.
Then one fateful night, their paths cross. What follows in the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are- and falling in love.”

My Rating: 3/5

Hello again, welcome to fall time. The leaves are falling and it’s getting damn chilly outside. The perfect time of year to curl up with a book. In the story of The Promise of Amazing we follow the story of Grayson and Wren. Two sixteens year olds who find themselves in each other’s thoughts from the moment they meet. Hormones are a crazy thing. After one chanced, and slightly awkward meeting a friendship persues which quickly leads to their realization about how they feel about each.
I found that this book was a little young for me. The fact that two teenagers so quickly fell for each other and the way that they casually talked about love threw me for a loop.
I’m just the crotchety old lady saying their too young to feel that way about each other. But for an older person this story was not relatable and didn’t seem to follow a good time scheme.
I did enjoy the development of Grayson and the bad boy idea that surrounded him.
Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Spoiler: The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

This book followed the story of an awkward young love of Wren and Grayson. I think that while this story is completely believable for the targeted audience, I found it hard to believe. The way that their story quickly progressed and how they just kept meeting each other by “chance” was ridiculous.
Also I would not call their first meeting, “fateful.” I would call it awkward and uncomfortable.
Although I must say that I did enjoy the Camelot. It was an interesting setting, so that made up for me being an old crank.
♥Wren: Wren is the ultimate good girl. She gets average everything. Grades, friends, comments from teacher. She wants an average life from what we can tell. That is until she doesn’t get into the elite society in her school. Way to snap out of your stupor. When she meets Grayson she starts to be a little wilder. Once she finds out about all of his bad boy status, she clearly runs. Only to realize that he regrets his choices and now they can be happy together. Oh la la

♥Grayson: So me being myself, I’m the sucker for the bad boy. They just have that air about them that always takes my breath away. That being said, being a criminal is different than having a leather jacket and a motorcycle. Grayson turns out to be a good guy in the end but I bet that he regrets thieving from all those people as he grows as a person.  I hope that he and Wren stay together, but in reality, doubt it! Already a lack of communication.

Luke: This little ass hole. Clearly has problems. The way that he manipulated Grayson and Wren was ridiculous. But in reality they could have fixed the whole issue by talking to each other instead of just hoping that shit worked out. Clearly he was also pretty jealous about Ava having a thing for Grayson, but mah. Don’t be a dick.

♥Ava: Now here is the real villain. This perky girl is just a straight up jerk to Grayson and Wren. You have a boyfriend back off his best friend. Doesn’t matter if you aren’t labelling the guy you’re seeing, you still should know better than to go after his friend at the same time. And to make fun of the girl he’s seeing just for shits and giggle, or even for Luke, unacceptable!

♥Moments to Remember♥
♥Final Line: “It was time to dance.”

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

New Feature!

No this is not a review, yet, but hopefully that will be coming later this week. 
This lovely post is to announce a new feature that has been added to Books My Quiet Friends. 
Some of you may have noticed that there is now music on my blog. 
I'm happy to bring this feature to you lovely readers in partnership with Skunk Radio Live stream. After recieving an offer for this radio station  I decided that this would be a great way to give readers even more enjoyable content. 
So below I will be posting a schedule of the music available at which time. If you wish to turn off the music, on the right hand side of your screen there is a volume control and a pause button. 

Thanks for reading,
Sidny xoxo

 05:00 - 08:00 The Blow-Back Show - a selection of some of the finest tracks artists, producers and composers that have been featured on Skunk Radio

08:00 - 09:00 Top 20 Charts

09:00 - 10:00 Urban Sessions

10:00 - 11:00 That Pop Show

11:00 - 12:00 Indie

12:00 - 13:00 Electro

13:00 - 14:00 Instrumental Hour - instrumentals, beats and scores

14:00 - 15:00 Urban Sessions

15:00 - 16:00 That Pop Rock Show

16:00 - 17:00 Indie

17:00 - 18:00 Electro

18:00 - 19:00 Skunk Rad!o Eclect!c - mixed genre show

19:00 - 20:00 Fresh In - selection of recently discovered music.

20:00 - 21:00 Skunk Rad!o Eclect!c

21:00 - 22:00 Top 20 Charts

22:00 - 00:00 The Blow-Back Show

00:00 - 01:00 That Hip Hop Show

01:00 - 02:00 Instrumental Hour

02:00 - 03:00 That Pop Show

03:00 - 04:00 Fresh In

04:00 - 05:00 Another Indie Show