Review: Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins (Spoiler Free)

until we meet again

Title: Until We Meet Again

Author: Renee Collins

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance with a dash of Historical Fiction

Publication Date: November 3, 2015

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley.

They exist in two different centuries, but their love defies time

Cassandra craves drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger shows up on their private beach claiming it’s his own—and that the year is 1925—she is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making.

As she searches for answers in the present, Cassandra discovers a truth that puts their growing love—and Lawrence’s life—into jeopardy. Desperate to save him, Cassandra must find a way to change history…or risk losing Lawrence forever.

Let’s start off with the obligatory LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL COVER ISN’T IT GORGEOUS? I would totally hang this cover on my wall as art. Just sayin’.

Anyways, let’s get down to business.

I have somewhat mixed feelings about this book. I actually really did like it, but I just couldn’t give it more than three and a half stars. Why? The romance was a bit cheesy. The best way I can describe it is this: You know how some John Green characters seem a bit pretentious, so some of the things they say just make you want to roll your eyes? I got that a bit with Lawrence. Don’t get me wrong, I loved him as a character. However, he was a bit of a cheeseball at times, and I sometimes had a hard time taking him seriously. I will say that once the action started kicking off, I was really sold on the book. This book isn’t purely romance. It has a pretty interesting mystery/race against time drama element that’s hinted at in the synopsis.

I will say that I really loved the concept and the execution of the whole “different centuries” thing. It was pretty unique. I liked that the characters didn’t magically have all of the answers as to why they were able to interact with each other. They didn’t know if and/or when they would wake up and not be able to see each other again. Like most teens would, they just knew that they had to make the most of whatever time they would have together. Lawrence and Cassandra were pretty sweet together at times, and it was nice to read about.

Though Until We Meet Again had an awesome, unique take on star crossed lovers, I ended up being a bit put off by the cheese factor in the romance. I think that die hard romance fans would have no problem with this one. My rating sits at about 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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