Sunday, February 23, 2014
Seeking Her by Cora Carmack ♥♥♥
Let me start by saying, I really love Cora Carmack’s writing. She is so funny, and puts her characters in the most awkward situations, which makes for some really great stories! I’m sorry to say, Seeking Her fell a bit short of my expectations.
Seeking Her is a novella to along with the book Finding It, which I rather enjoyed and you should definitely read before Seeking Her. Our books gives a bit of Jackson and Kelsey’s story, from Jackson’s perspective, but it really only tells the story up to the point where Kelsey and Jackson start to get to know each other, then it’s over. Of course, if you’ve read Finding It, then you know what happens after this, but I thought there would be more. We do get some good background on Jackson, but that’s really it. And the tone was much more serious than any of Cora’s other books.
I’m glad I read the book, but I also think we could have been given all the new stuff we get during some added conversations during Finding It. When I read a novella I want enough new information to make it worth reading. And I don’t think Seeking Her did that.
The book still gets 3 ♥s though because the writing is great and we do get to know Jackson, especially his motivation for things I won’t mention in case you haven’t read Finding It. If you have read it then you know what I’m talking about, because you already know his biggest secret.
I recommend reading any of the other books in the Losing it series. The books are funny with the right amount of seriousness when needed. Start with Losing It, which is my favorite, and I don’t think you will be sorry you did. And I’m really looking forward to Cora’s next series, Rusk University, the first of which is due out May 13th. I’ve already preordered my copy!