Monday, June 23, 2014

Review ~ THE SAME BUT DIFFERENT by Serena Clarke including a giveaway


The new you could be someone unexpected…

Stunned by a life-changing secret and an unexpected inheritance, Cady Morrow leaves her responsible London life behind and hits the California flash mob trail. With her wild twin sister Shelby in tow, she’s determined to make every day of her new start count. So when they’re invited to travel on the flash mob team’s luxury tour bus—in close company with Reid, a man who sets her dangerously, deliciously off-kilter—Cady grabs the chance to be a different version of herself.

But she soon discovers that not everyone she encounters is who they seem to be. A complicated new family, unwelcome surprises, and secrets past and present test her faith in her reinvented self, as well as in those around her. And when Shelby goes missing, Cady has to rely on the enigmatic Reid for help, even as she doubts his motives—and her resistance to his teasing charm.

With the flash mob facing disaster, her sister in jeopardy, and things with Reid heating up, Cady realizes that what started as ‘fake it ’til you make it’ has become her reality. And when she finds herself in a life-threatening confrontation, she learns just how different she can really be…and exactly what she’ll do for the sake of a new start.

The Same But Different

By: Serena Clarke

Releasing June 12th, 2014

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Author Info

Serena Clarke grew up in a family of itchy-footed readers and dreamers—not concentrating, reading the atlas and Narnia books, and planning to escape somewhere magical as soon as she could. When she was 16, she left New Zealand to live in Sweden for a year. It was the beginning of many travels and adventures—and quite a few disasters! She didn’t know it at the time, but eventually she’d be grateful for all the downs as well as the ups. As writers say in the face of adversity: “I can use that.” She’s now back in New Zealand, where she writes stories reflecting her determined belief in magic, possibility, second chances, and happy endings.

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My Thoughts:

This book while a romance, seemed more of a self discovery read. Cady is loyal, caring, dependable, and kind of boring. After losing her mother, she decides to have some fun and make some changes.

She leaves her boring bank job in London and heads to America. Her wild sister, Shelby, goes with her.

While there she meets a group that she had been following on Twitter. There is also a man named Reid that catches her eye and strikes her fancy.

There were many surprises, secrets, lies, some laughs, danger, drama, and romance. The romance was more on the sweet side and did not really include any steamy scenes.

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I enjoyed it. The second half seemed to move along more quickly and I liked it better than the first half. I found myself easily distracted while reading the first few chapters. They were necessary but my mind kept wandering during them. Other than that it was a fairly good read. :-)

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  1. not really sure it's for me... i mean why she would need to change at teh first place.... i love the fact that the romance is sweet though so i could give it a try but it's not on my priority list

    thanks for teh discovery though

  2. Flash mobs annoy me for some reason. At first the trend was kind of amusing but now they just kind of bug me. This sounds cute but like Miki not really one that I'd put at the top. But I'll keep it in mind. :)