ARC Review: When We Collided by Emery Lord

 

Book cover for When We Collided by Emery Lord.

I received an ARC from Razorbill Canada in exchange for an honest review.

Title: When We Collided
Author: Emery Lord
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Stars: 4.5/5

Summary (from Goodreads): We are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know…

Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along.

Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light up her world.

Neither of them expected a summer like this…a summer that would rewrite their futures.

In an unflinching story about new love, old wounds, and forces beyond our control, two teens find that when you collide with the right person at just the right time, it will change you forever. 

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When We Collided is definitely the perfect summer read. It is set in this adorable beach town that is so small and picturesque. The main character is very likeable and unique and there is a big family that is very realistic. I am certain that everyone will love this book!

I absolutely adored the setting in When We Collided. The book takes place in this adorable small town by the ocean called Verona Cove. The town is so small that there is essentially one of every service, like art stores and restaurants, and all the Townies are friends. The way it is described is so cute and so happy that I honestly would love to live there.

I liked Vivi as a character in When We Collided. She is such a complex character that the reader really gets to know throughout the book. The best way to describe Vivi is probably vivacious, if you will. She is so full of life and ambitious, traits that I love to see. Vivi is such a creative and unique person that you can’t help but fall in love with.

When We Collided has another element that isn’t too common in YA: a big family. When they are introduced in the book, I immediately fell in love with all of them. There are six kids, but they separate themselves into two groups, the “bigs” and the “littles.” They all have such contrasting personalities, which is very interesting to read about. Just the theme of family alone was enough to make me love the book. I just found it so sweet how they all take care of each other.

When We Collided is the perfect book to kick back with in the warm weather, set in a small Californian town that is so cutesy. There is an incredibly unique main character who is so happy-go-lucky and a big family that is so loveable. I would definitely recommend that everyone read this book because it has the perfect mix of fluff and seriousness.

16 thoughts on “ARC Review: When We Collided by Emery Lord

  1. Jess I. says:

    Ah, yay for a big family! It’s so rare in YA so I got unnaturally excited when you mentioned that in your review. I think that setting is super cute and I can imagine getting lost in this book. I hear so much praise for Lord’s books and if I’m going to read any, it’s definitely this one!

    • Candid Cover says:

      I hope that you enjoy this one! I have noticed that we overlap on our feelings about books. We love some of the same ones and then for some reason we are polar opposites on others! 💁

  2. Luxe says:

    I finally have money but I have yet to find a copy of this in our local bookstore because it’s always out of stock! I’m so excited to read this though.

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