The good: Interesting and engrossing plot and story line. Intriguing characters. Had an element of suspense and a couple of parts where I literally had tears in my eyes.
The bad: Other than Jen Minkman made me cry a couple of times?! Especially at the finale?! Then no!
My thoughts: Normally, in these types of reads I tend to see and calculate the typical NA and CA elements that I see in books BUT... “The Boy in the Woods,” however, took a completely different approach that I could have ever imagined it to have taken.
Being my first Jen Minkman read (so YAY!), I was totally impressed with her authorship and originality when it came to the characters and the story line.
At first I literally hated the male protagonist, Michael’s, guts but as the story progressed on, he won me over. I still had my doubts about him after the accident but I will not go into my analysis about him since it might give out spoilers regarding the outcome of the ending.
As for Julia, well, I truly admired her. She was straightforward, honest, caring, and hard working. How awesome is that in a female protagonist?! I love that!
SO OVER ALL: Such a beautiful and touching story!!
There were a couple of twists and turns embedded into the story as well as a part where I was a little taken aback. I mean, I see how it works but, ‘wow.’
I have to say that I was completely won over with Jen Minkman and now am a fan of hers. I had marked this book to be on my TBR shelf and wishlist and even entered the giveaway contest and the next thing I know is that I have a message from Jen herself asking if I would review her book. I was like, “free book?, interesting story?, and I get to read it before everyone else?” Then, hells to the YES!!
Thank you Jen for providing me with an ARC! I truly loved and devoured every minute of it!
-Overall : 9
-Plot : 8.5
-Writing : 8.5
-Characters : 8.5
-Cover : 8
Where to get your copy!
-And it's only 99 cents! ;)