Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Road To You - Review

The Road To You

Author: Marilyn Brant

 Release:October 3, 2013

Age Group/Genre: Upper YA/New Adult coming-of-age romantic mystery

Book Description

“Until I found Gideon’s journal in the tool shed—locked in the cedar box where I’d once hidden my old diary—I’d believed my brother to be dead. But the contents of his journal changed all that.”
The Road to Discovery...

Two years ago, Aurora Gray’s world turned upside down when her big brother Gideon and his best friend Jeremy disappeared. Now, during the summer of her 18th birthday, she unexpectedly finds her brother’s journal and sees that it’s been written in again. Recently. By him.

The Road to Danger...There are secret messages coded within the journal’s pages. Aurora, who’s unusually perceptive, intelligent and a natural puzzle solver, is hell bent on following where they lead, no matter what the cost. She confides in the only person she feels can help her interpret the clues: Donovan McKracken, Jeremy’s older brother and a guy she’s always been drawn to—even against her better judgment.

The Road to You...
Reluctantly, Donovan agrees to go with her and, together, they set out on a road trip of discovery and danger, hoping to find their lost brothers and the answers to questions they’ve never dared to ask aloud.

“In that expectant space between silence and melody, our trip began...”

About the Author

Marilyn Brant is a national bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary fiction. For Kensington Books, she wrote ACCORDING TO JANE, a new adult contemporary that won RWA’s Golden Heart Award, as well as the Aspen Gold and Booksellers’ Best; FRIDAY MORNINGS AT NINE, a Doubleday Book Club and Book-of-the-Month Club pick in women’s fiction; and A SUMMER IN EUROPE, a romantic women’s fiction story featured by the Literary Guild and BOMC2, as well as by the Rhapsody Book Club, where it was Top 20 Bestseller in “Fiction & Literature.”
She's also a #1 Kindle Bestseller and has written a series of fun and flirty contemporary romantic comedies, including ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAE and PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND THE PERFECT MATCH, both of which were Amazon and B&N Top 100 bestselling novels. She was recently named the 2013 Illinois Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English and lives in the northern Chicago suburbs with her family. She’s a big fan of travel, music and chocolate of all varieties, but she’s not so fond of celery or snakes. Or doing laundry.

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My Review:

Stars: 4.5

While reading this book I felt like I was on a major scavenger hunt along with Aurora and Donovan. Trying to decode little hints to always figure out what the mystery is and be one step ahead in the game.

Gideon is Aurora's older brother and Jeremy is Donovan's younger brother. They have both been missing for two years and noone knew exactly what happened to them. The cops told the families that the guys must be dead and pretty much closed the investigation and left it at that. After a key to the cedar box appeared in Aurora's desk she unlocked it and found her Gideon's journal.

Aurora is known for her puzzle solving skills and thinks that Gideon has left her hints and clues in the journal to tell her exactly what happened to them. She doesn't understand some of the things written and involves Donovan who volunteers himself to join her on this journey. Little did either one of them know they would get in deeper than they expected.

This book will definitely keep you on your toes and guessing until the very end exactly what happened to the guys and whether or not they are truely still alive. You find yourself trying to figure it out with Aurora and Donovan too. You get pulled into their journey. Everything isn't butterflies and rainbows though. They come across people they should be able to trust but turn out to be bad. They have to learn who they can and can't trust.  What information can be shared with their families?

Overall this was an excellent read! I don't usually read mysteries but it had enough of a romance aspect that I fell in love with the story! The author did an amazing job taking us on this journey!

1 comment:

  1. Beth,
    Thank you so much for your thoughtful review of my new novel!! I truly appreciated it ;).