Aug 14, 2015

Review: The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill

Author: Lauren Morrill
Publisher: Delacorte
Number of Pages: 272
Release Date: December 8, 2015

"It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey... 
With her trusty baton and six insanely organized clipboards, drum major Liza Sanders is about to take Destiny by storm—the boat, that is. When Liza discovered that her beloved band was losing funding, she found Destiny, a luxury cruise ship complete with pools, midnight chocolate buffets, and a $25,000 spring break talent show prize. 
Liza can’t imagine senior year without the band, and nothing will distract her from achieving victory. She’s therefore not interested when her old camp crush, Lenny, shows up on board, looking shockingly hipster-hot. And she’s especially not interested in Russ, the probably-as-dumb-as-he-is-cute prankster jock whose ex, Demi, happens be Liza’s ex–best friend and leader of the Athenas, a show choir that’s the band’s greatest competition.
But it’s not going to be smooth sailing. After the Destiny breaks down, all of Liza’s best-laid plans start to go awry. Liza likes to think of herself as an expert at almost everything, but when it comes to love, she’s about to find herself lost at sea."
I was so excited to read this book, and it did not disappoint! I'm so glad I got this book, but I love the cover so I wish I had the actual book and not on Kindle. But, I loved it all the same.

Liza was an amazing character, so was Demi, but the thing is I didn't think there were any other strong characters. They were all pretty generic. I enjoyed reading about Liza and her relationships with the other characters, but I wasn't really interested in the other characters at all. Well, except for Demi. I thought her story and their background was fun to find out about.

The plot was really interesting, not the most original, but it was definitely nothing I had read before. The only thing was that everything was really predictable, and I found myself mentally yelling at Liza because she couldn't see what was right in front of her. Or tie two and two together. But, I don't want to give anything away so...

Overall, I thought the book was really fun and a nice contemporary read. Not cliché exactly so definitely a fun summer read. I would recommend it to everyone who's looking for a good contemporary book to fly through.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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