Jul 12, 2015

Review: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

Author: Jessica Sorensen
Publisher: Forever
Number of Pages: 283


"For Kayden, suffering in silence was the only way to survive. If he was lucky, he could keep his head down, do as he was told, and make it through the day. But one night it seemed like his luck -- and his life -- might finally end... until an angel named Callie appeared just in time to rescue him.
Callie has never believed in luck. Not since her twelfth birthday when everything was taken from her. After the worst was over, she locked up her feelings and vowed never to tell anyone what happened. Now, six years later, she continues to struggle with the painful secret that threatens to consume her.
When fate lands Kayden and Callie at the same college, Kayden is determined to get to know the beautiful girl who changed his destiny. Quiet and reserved, Callie still fears letting anyone else into her world. But Kayden is certain that Callie has come back into his life for a reason. And the more he tries to be a part of her life, the more he realizes that, this time, it's Callie who needs to be saved..." 
Oh. My. God. This book was amazing! It's the type of book that you love right from the beginning, and then it just gets better and better. Also, I'm glad I read it now because that cliffhanger at the end is killing me. So, I need the second book stat. 

I think that what really makes the book is the conflicts the characters must push through everyday. The book touches on domestic, physical, and sexual abuse, and although I've read books about these topics I've never read anything so intense. And that's what makes it so realistic and allows you to understand and feel for the characters that have to push through everyday of their lives with these huge problems weighing them down.

Once both Callie and Kayden move to college and realize that they have a lot in common, they start helping each other and eventually begin to start having feelings for each other. Both these characters learn to build off of each other, but although they try to overcome their issues, for themselves and each other, the story doesn't sugarcoat how hard that actually is. Thus, the author drops in a lot of advice that Callie gets from her best friend Seth.

  1. Take a Chance.
  2. Don't Take Shit From Anyone.
  3. Try to be Happy. - Be Stupidly, Drunk Happy.
  4. Let Something Amazing Happen, Without Question or Hesitation.
  5. Face Your Fears Head On and Tell Them to Fuck Off.
  6. Tell the Truth to Yourself.
  7. Do Whatever the Hell You Want for Once Instead of What You Think You Should Do.
Overall, I thought this book was perfect except it didn't punch me in the gut like a 5 star book would. Although, that doesn't mean I wouldn't recommend it to everyone who wouldn't be uncomfortable with the realistic conflicts.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars!

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