Author: Emery Lord

Average Rating: 3.75


Review: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

Posted 25 March, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

How to Begin Again 1. Parties/social events 2. New Group 3. Date 4. Travel 5. Swim The Start of Me and You follows Paige Hancock’s life after Aaron, her boyfriend of two months, drowned in a freak accident. Since then, she’s been known for that and that alone—the girl whose boyfriend drowned. Never mind that they had only been dating for a couple of months. And Paige wants a change—she wants her junior year to be better. So Paige, being the type A personality that she is, makes a list and so The Start of Me and You follows along Paige’s journey to complete her list. The Start of Me and You was a good read but unfortunately, it wasn’t anything extraordinary for me. I enjoyed Lord’s writing style—she would throw in quirky things like the names people were known as. Specifically, things like “the boy whose sister had cancer” and “the girl whose boyfriend drowned.” I thought that these nicknames gave to book a lighter feel even though it dealt with sad things. The thing that was off-putting about this novel for me was Paige’s character. She was constantly feeling guilt over enjoying her life because Aaron died, to the point where it got annoying. I get grieving characters, but this felt a bit over the top especially because, as Paige loved to point out, she had only dating the […]


Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Posted 16 July, 2014 by Abbey in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Anything involving country music is a must read for me. I loved this book just as much as I hoped I would. Reagan O’Neill and Lilah “Dee” Montgomery had been friends long before Lilah hit the big time. So the summer before her senior year, Reagan decides to join Dee on tour. After Dee is “involved” in a scandal, her record company ends up adding Matt Finch as her opening act in order to generate speculation about the two of them being an item. It becomes complicated when Reagan and Matt start falling for each other. The best part of the novel wasn’t the romance. As good as that was, it didn’t hold a candle to the friendship between Reagan and Dee. I can honestly say that they are my favorite pair of friends that I’ve ever read about. They have each others backs through thick and thin. Nothing was going to come between them, which is refreshing to read in a YA book. Reagan is a troublemaker. She’s the type of girl that rumors are spread about and nasty things written about on bathroom stalls. Her choices in guys has been less than spectacular. After a particularly bad experience with a boy, she decides she’s going to reinvent herself. She’s going to be a New Reagan. By going on tour with Dee, she thinks it will be easier to […]