Saturday, August 2, 2014

Mini Review: This is Sarah by Ally Malinenko

Title: This is Sarah
Author: Ally Malinenko
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: BookFish Books (July 3, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Contemporary
My Rating: 4 Stars

Book Description:
When Colin Leventhal leaned out his bedroom window on the night of May 12th and said goodbye to his girlfriend, he never expected it would be forever. But when Sarah Evans goes missing that night, Colin's world unravels as he transforms from the boyfriend next door to the main police suspect. Then one year later, at her memorial service, Colin makes a phone call that changes everything. Is it possible that Sarah is still alive? And if so how can he bring her back? 

As Colin struggles with this possibility, across the street, Sarah’s little sister, Claire learns how to navigate the strange new landscape of life without her sister. While her parents fall apart, Claire remains determined to keep going even if it kills her. 

THIS IS SARAH serves as a meditation on loss, love and what it means to say goodbye.

Malinenko has managed to create a beautifully written coming of age story about loss, love, grief and hope that anyone would surly be able to relate to.

The emotions in this are so tangible that you can't help but feel Colin's struggle with his grief and despair and your heart will ache for him every step of the way as his and Sarah's story unfolds and the journey to healing begins.

Riddles with heartfelt moments that will take your breath away this is truly one read that you don't want to miss out on. 

Wonderfully done and beautifully executed this is a story that is sure to touch and move all those that read it.

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


  1. Awww, lovely review! I really like the sound of this book. *sniffs* I've just recently had my heart broken though, so maybe I'll read this once I'm ready to be an emotional wreck again. :)

  2. Oh it sounds like an intense one. I didn't know this one but I love when the author manages to communicate the character's feelings.

  3. Beautiful review. I think I'd really love this one. And what a cover!!! Simple, yet emotional too.

  4. Oh wow. Sounds like an intriguing premise. I love mysteries like this.

    1. I bet you would like this one Stephanie. :)

  5. I'm sure this book will stomp on my emotions, which is what most of my favorite reads did to me so *adds to tbr*

  6. Oh this sounds good, but emotional. I'm glad you liked it.

  7. I hadn't heard of this one yet. It sounds emotional but powerful.

  8. I like the premise of this book. Sounds beautiful indeed. ^^ Lovely review!

  9. I haven't heard of this before but it sounds unique and wonderful. Will definitely be considering this one, thanks for the review :)

  10. It was a beautiful read. I loved every bit even the painful ones. Find my review of This is Sarah here: