Thursday, March 14, 2013

3 Sides to a Circle by Jolene Perry and Janna Watts Blog Tour Stop and Review

Welcome to my stop on the 3 Sides of a Circle blog tour by Jolene Perry and Janna Watts hosted by YA Bound.  Click HERE to see the rest of the blog tour schedule!

3 Sides to a Circle
Release Date: 02/25/13
205 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Love is the ultimate rush.

Freshman year of college isn't easy. But with a friend like Libby Patterson, it is unforgettable.

Libby is honest and fearless and adorable. She's the girl on campus that everyone knows. The life of every party. Infectious and addictive, Libby captivates all those around her. Particularly her roommate Honor and their boy bestie Toby.

But three isn't always a magic number. And there's more to this trio than what everyone sees.

When Honor finds herself falling for an artist, and Libby doesn’t approve, and Toby finds himself watching Libby more than he should...the sides of their circle become strained.

The three are suddenly stretched between friendship, love and taking sides. They must fight to hold on to each other. But the tighter the hold, the harder it gets. Especially when Libby's unpredictability turns dangerous. Now it's up to Honor and Toby to save her from the downward spiral that could break their circle for good.

Where to buy 3 Sides of a Circle:

Author Bios:
Jolene wears juvenile T-shirts, worn-out Chucks, and eats too much chocolate. She makes up words, drinks Shirley Temples, and suffocates a little without her iPod. 

Janna wears juvenile pajama pants, worn-out Chucks, and wakes up ridiculously early. Pen name abuser. Rule Breaker. Trouble maker. Corrupter of youth. In books.

My Review:

This was a cute book about college friendships. I think the authors did a good job of showing how easily you can grow close to roommates and floormates in such a short time when beginning college. Honor, Libby and Toby become like a family within a few short weeks of meeting.

The characters were interesting. Libby was over the top and I kept thinking that I would’ve definitely been requesting a room switch if I ended up with her. Honor was portrayed as her exact opposite, reserved and quiet. By becoming friends with Libby, Honor feels she’s able to break out of her comfort zone and begin a relationship with a painter named Sawyer.

Toby was by far my favorite character and I loved the chapters from his POV. He could be my new nerdy book boyfriend—he was that adorable. I think the authors did an excellent job of making Toby’s inner thoughts and actions sound like a real guy and not what a girl would hope a guy is thinking about.

The relationships were okay enough, I didn’t feel a ton of chemistry between Libby/Toby and Sawyer/Honor. I probably would have preferred a Toby/Honor pairing.

The second half of the book really picks up and delves into some serious issues. There are a few heart-wrenching scenes where I felt myself fighting back tears. The drama kept me reading late into the night.

Overall, a great addition to the New Adult genre and a book I would definitely recommend!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

I received a copy of this book for review through YA Bound Book Tours

1 Nook Simple Touch w/ Glowlight - US Only
2 paperback copies - US Only
3 ebook copies - international

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  1. Aw, Toby sounds great! I love nerdy boys, and it must have been fun from his POV.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  2. Great review, as always. Looks like an amazing book. I'd love to win a copy :) WRITE ON!