Oct 28, 2013

Review: The Vow by Jessica Martinez

The VowAuthor: Jessica Martinez
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Number of Pages: 432

"No one has ever believed that Mo and Annie are just friends. How can a guy and a girl really be best friends?
Then the summer before senior year, Mo’s father loses his job, and by extension his work visa. Instantly, life for Annie and Mo crumbles. Although Mo has lived in America for most of his life, he’ll be forced to move to Jordan. The prospect of leaving his home is devastating, and returning to a world where he no longer belongs terrifies him.
Desperate to save him, Annie proposes they tell a colossal lie—that they are in love. Mo agrees because marrying Annie is the only way he can stay. Annie just wants to keep her best friend, but what happens when it becomes a choice between saving Mo and her own chance at real love?"
Beautiful, amazing, and one book that makes you question what you would do for your best friend, I really wish I could read The Vow for the first time just one more time.

Before I go on and blurt out all my feels in this review I just have to say that YOU MUST PICK THIS BOOK UP! 

I absolutely adored this book. It was funny, serious, and just enjoyable all where it needed to be. At no point in this book did I feel bored or not unsatisfied. This story is definitely one I enjoyed one hundred percent!!

The characters in this book were definitely realistic-one thing that is a must when I am reading a book. Annie is definitely a favorite character of mine. She's different from other characters in other contemporaries. She's not a hopeless romantic, or someone looking to find love. She's just another 18 year old trying to find her place in the world. She's just trying to get by and enjoy life. I really liked that attitude of hers, of course she was going through a hard time during the duration of the book but she didn't dwell over the fact. She took everything one step after the other and focused on her priorities.

Mo was different. I really liked how chill this kid was-yeah, I said it-chill. At first when I read the synopsis I thought that Mo would be a bit selfish and only care about staying in the US with Annie, but when I read the book I really understood how he felt. He really got through to me and I really liked that about him. He's sincere.

Now...Can we get on to my very favorite character? REED!!! I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!! I really just fell for him in this book and I just really wanted the best for him. I thought he would be a jerk but god did Jessica Martinez really make this book an absolutely unique read. It was so original!! I tweeted Jessica Martinez on whether I could have Reed and guess what?

You see that ladies? Reed is all mine!!!! MWHAHAHAHA! Harman + Reed = Forever. Guys were totally just make an adorable couple and I really think that we are going to be very happy forever. Now all of you need to stay away from my man...

Jessica Martinez, without a doubt, creates another wonderful, rich story in THE VOW. She manages to pull apart what it really means to have a real best friend and figuring out what you would really be able to give up, or not give up, for them. It’s another amazing, top-notch, unique story that every teen should have the chance to pick up.

The plot of this book is amazing and I just fell in love. I just can't wait to read more of Jessica Martinez's work. If it is anything like this then Jessica is quick to becoming one of my favorite authors.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!!

*An ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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