Title: Two Roads
Author: L.M. Augustine | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website | Author Spotlight
Length: 208 Pages
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Source: ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Cover Love: Absolutely perfect, and I am loving the colors.
Point of View: 1st person, following Cali
My Rating: 5 Stars
Two Roads is L.M. Augustine's second published novel, however this is his first attempt in the New Adult category. This is everything that a New Adult book should be. It is full of witty dialogue, angst, and plenty of swoonworthy moments.
Cali. She is a complex character. At first I wasn't a huge fan, but I think that is part of the point. Cali is battling depression that has been brought on by a death of a loved one. That loved one was her brother Ben, who was also Logan Waters' best friend. When Logan enters Cali's life again in college, she turns up the mean girl act. She starts engaging in an all out war of pranks with Logan. It soon becomes clear that the outward hostility that is shown to Logan is all an act. Cali is suffering inside, but feels that by picking on Logan, it is the only way for her to escape her own reality.
That is until she is forced to spend some real time with him, and she finds that they are not all that different. And most importantly, they both share a love of poetry.
Logan. oooOOOooohhh how I have fallen in love with Logan Waters. He is so sweet and caring. Logan is suffering also, but it is not as evident as it is in Cali. Which is why she finds herself disliking him so much. He laughs, he has real friends, he walks around in his geeky t-shirts... Cali despises that outwardly it would appear that Logan is perfectly normal, and that he doesn't miss Ben at all.
As the story unfolds, more secrets are discovered that help you to understand the deep hurt that both Cali and Logan have been carrying around. Your heart will ache for them, but then as they slowly start to lower their walls, your heart will be bursting with love. There are so many wonderful moments and quotes in Two Roads, but my favorite will always be Logan professing his love for Cali. Talk about a swoonworthy moment. You knew it was always going to happen, but it truly touched my heart. *sigh* He is such a romantic.
I strongly suggest that you read this book, you will fall in love with Logan and your heart will break for Cali as she tries to rebuild her life after the loss of her brother. L.M. Augustine has proven he can write Young Adult with Click to Subscribe, and now New Adult with Two Roads. I can't wait to see what he has in store for us next.