Monday, May 14, 2018

Review: Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone

Title: Little Do We Know
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Disney Hyperion (June 5, 2018)
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 3.5 to 4 Stars


Book Description:
Next-door neighbors and ex-best friends Hannah and Emory haven’t spoken in months. Not since the fight—the one where they said things they couldn’t take back.

Now, Emory is fine-tuning her UCLA performing arts application and trying to make the most of the months she has left with her boyfriend, Luke, before they head off to separate colleges. Meanwhile, Hannah’s strong faith is shaken when her family’s financial problems come to light, and she finds herself turning to unexpected places—and people—for answers to the difficult questions she’s suddenly facing.

No matter how much Hannah and Emory desperately want to bridge the thirty-six steps between their bedroom windows, they can’t. Not anymore.

Until their paths cross unexpectedly when, one night, Hannah finds Luke doubled over in his car outside her house. In the aftermath of the accident, all three struggle to understand what happened in their own ways. But when a devastating secret about Hannah and Emory’s argument ultimately comes to light, they must all reexamine the things they hold true.


In alternating chapters, a skeptic and a believer piece together the story of their complex relationship and the boy caught somewhere in the middle. New York Times best-selling author Tamara Ireland Stone deftly crafts a moving portrait of faith, love, and friendship.










Top Five Reason Little Do We Know one to add to your TBR pile.

1. Memorable characters with narrative told in alternating POVS
2. You like an array of emotions that will sucker punch you right where it counts each and every time.
3. A story that will stick with you and have you thinking about it even when you aren't reading it.
4. You like YA books that don't necessarily read like they are YA.
5. Messages that are both relatable and teachable not to mention heartwarming and thought provoking. 






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

50 comments:

  1. Great list of reasons Ali! Nothing like a good sucker punch!

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  2. All great reasons. Definitely sounds like an emotional read. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  3. It's been a long time since I've read something by this author. This sounds like the one to rectify that!

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    1. This was my first and I really enjoyed it!

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  4. why not? I didn't know about it

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  5. great reasons to read this and I love the cover too!
    Thanks Ali

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    1. It does have a great cover, even more so in person. ;)

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  6. Nice reasons, Ali. Your list will make this easy to recommend!

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  7. Well those reasons are convincing. I read this author’s first series and enjoyed it.

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    1. I need to read more from her, this was my first book but I know I own others. Just need to bump them up the pile. ;)

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  8. I love this cover so much! And this sounds like a real emotional read. great review!

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    1. It really does have a fabulous cover!

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  9. interesting, a YA that doesn't read like YA curious. Also love emotional books.

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  10. I didn't know she has a new book coming out. Well, I mean, I do now. I'll have to hunt it down.

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    1. I can always send you my copy if you can't find it. ;)

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  11. This sounds really good and like it might be a tear jerker. Intrigued about the argument and the accident. You find such interesting books! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lorna! Hey, are you blogging anywhere now or taking a break?

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  12. Your list of reasons to add this to your TBR sounds good to me.

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  13. I heard about this one but the description didn't grab me. Why the 3.5 stars? What were your issues with it? Just curious.

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    1. It moved a little slow and it was a bit...preachy maybe is the right way to say it.

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  14. Sounds interesting but not really my kind of book.

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  15. This sounds like a really great reads, I loved books that make you think and stay with you.
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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  16. What else would you need other than those reasons you've stated? :)

    Love this review. Very succinct and to the point.

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  17. Ooh, now this one sounds like my cuppa tea. I like it when YA books read older. Great Review!

    Simply Angela

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  18. This one looks like something I need to make time for. Thanks for the tip. ;-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  19. Well... maybe. I'm a coward when it comes to big emotional reads. LOL
    Love the list, though. :)

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    1. I can be too so I completely understand!

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  20. I love all those reasons but #2 makes me pause. I don't want to cry! I hate to cry... and still you have me curious! :)

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    1. It isn't bad though, crying and all. ;)

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  21. I'm very curious about their argument. Love your focused review! I'm having a tough time writing reviews lately.... :(

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    1. Sometimes I have to shake up how I do them for the same reason and it keeps it fun. ;)

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  22. Happy to see you've enjoyed this one! It's on my list and I've been curious about it. :) I love books that punch you in the feels.

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

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  23. Ooh how did I miss this?? Love that cover- so bright! And I do like YA's that don't always read like YA, so that's a plus too. Glad this was good!!

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    1. I really love it too, it's really vibrant in person as well as online. And I agree about the YA's reading more like adult books, not in content, but in voice.

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  24. Sounds like a good one. It is nice to have memorable characters :)

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