Thursday, January 8, 2015
When We Met by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King, and Christina Lee
Today’s premiere New Adult authors combine their talents to tell four original stories from inside one house. When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it’s a year that will change the rest of their lives.
As I mentioned earlier this week, I was in a novella-reading mood this weekend, so when my eyes landed on this book of four short stories, I scooped it up. What a neat concept! These are four different stories about four different women, but they are roommates. There are glimpses of the other three girls in each of the stories, so it is easy to see them as a unit, even though each one could stand alone. I would love to hear more about the writing process. Did they go in order? Because I feel like maybe A.L. Jackson and Molly McAdams could have switched for 1 and 2, but Christina's story definitely needed to be last.
Of the four, I think I enjoyed Courtney and Dalton's story the best. Chloe and Blake's is second. The other two were good stories as well, but a bit intense for a Saturday night novella. I thank Berkeley/NAL for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, and I think I will try to read more from all four ladies.