Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Review: Puddle Jumping by Amber L. Johnson

Title: Puddle Jumping
Author: Amber L. Johnson
Series: Stand Alone
Published: June 29, 2014 (Self Published)
Source: Purchased
Genre: YA
My Rating: 5 Stars

Book Description:
When it comes to love there’s no such thing as conventional. 

Everyone thinks Colton Neely is special. 

Lilly Evans just thinks he’s fascinating. 

Once friends when they were younger, their bond is cut short due to her accident prone nature and they go their separate ways. Years later, they meet again and Lilly learns that there is something special about the boy she once knew, but she has no idea what it all means. And she’s not sure if she’s ready to find out. 

When he walks through the corridor of her school the first day of her senior year, she knows that it’s time to get to know the real Colton Neely. The more she learns, the deeper she falls. 

Their friendship grows into love, even as Colton does not express it in words. But one decision threatens to break down the world that Lilly has tried so hard to integrate into and she must figure out if the relationship can survive if they are apart.







Oh my goodness this story was so darn amazing. So touching and emotional and so well done. 
It is real and a bit raw and everything I look for and love in a good story.

Honest to a fault and so darn endearing and sweet. It just about broke my heart in it's simplicity that wasn't simplicity at all. 

A story about a girl's journey to love the boy she couldn't help love and the boy who would change her view on life and love forever. A fairy that that wasn't a fairy tale at all. 

So much packed into a short little read that will not feel short at all. Instead the words, the story, will steal into your heart and very soul. It will make you feel and think and even love. 

I loved this story and that is all you really need to know.








*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

44 comments:

  1. Sounds emotional! It's great when even short little stories can tug at your heart like that

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    1. This was seriously fabulous and so well written.

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  2. I absolutely adore the cover. It looks so beautiful and well-done - I feel like it reaches out to me somewhat! And your enthusiastic insight only fuels my need for it more. I love a raw and emotional book that teaches not only the heroine but the reader too a few things about life. Sometimes a book needs to remind us what's truly important!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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  3. It's so great to have an intense story like that! I didn't know about it but thank you for the discovery!

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    1. It is, everyone needs to read this one.

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  5. I love refreshingly honest characters. I have to read my copy soon!

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  6. I've heard so much about this book, Ali. That's it! I've decided I need to meet these beautiful sounding characters. It sounds really emotional too.
    Lovely review, Ali!

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    1. Oh my goodness Nick I am so excited, read this today!!

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  7. Wow, this sounds amazing Ali! How is this the first I'm seeing of it? BLOGGER FAIL. Love the cover too, it reminds me a bit of INK with the watercolor. So pretty:)

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    1. Yes, that is exactly what it is suppose to like. ;)
      Read this Jenny, seriously you are going to love it!

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  8. Yay, I can *feel* your *feels* for this amazing sounding book! It sounds very touching and real. So glad you enjoyed Puddle Jumping :)

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  9. Wow Kindlemom a rare 5 stars Love your review.

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  10. I just adore this cover, I don't think I've seen it before, and the story sounds so incredibly moving.
    Wonderful heartfelt review, Ali!

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  11. WOW! I don't think I'd even heard of this one but what a beautiful review. I'll have to look it up!

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    1. Read it Candace, I just know you will love it.

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  12. I'm sold. This sounds like an incredible read and one that hasn't been on my radar before. I definiely need a refreshing change in YA. Brilliant review. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Emma and I am so excited you are going to give this a chance.

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  13. I love a book like this ..one that gives you all the feels, and captures the heart and heartache of love. The cover is pretty.

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    1. You would love this Kim, you should read it. ;)

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  14. Oh my gosh - this sounds absolutely amazing! <3 Emotional, sweet and romantic? I'm totally in! Thanks for sharing, and, as always, fabulous review! <3

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

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    1. Thanks so much Zoe and I am so happy you are willing to give this a chance as well.

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  15. I just want to go and buy everyone in your comments a copy of this book. :)

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    1. I know! I feel the same way because they all need to read it!

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  16. A rave that this needs a tweet or two. So I'm tweeting. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  17. Wow this sounds fantastic! 5 stars from you means I definitely need to get myself a copy!

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    1. You do and it is only $.99 so it is a steal!

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  18. Wait, how short is short? I seem to be in the light contemporary streak lately and I like the sound of this one. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. Just under 200 pages if I am remembering right.

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  19. aw wow, I seen this one around but never looked too closely. sounds like a lovely read.

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  20. YAY!! I am so so happy you loved it as well. I think this story has been one of the best I've read this year. Can't wait to read more from Amber Johnson :)

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    1. I agree! I want to read anything and everything she writes now!

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  21. This one is new to me and 5 stars, okay I'm totally convinced. I am going to have to get this one.

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  22. I am so happy that you loved this book too. About it being simple on the outside, but actually dealing with serious topic - I agree with you. I only wish that it was a bit longer because it felt a little rushed in the end.
    You should read Reclaiming the Sand by A. Meredith Walters.

    Great review!

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation Glass, I will check it out. :)

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