Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Blog Tour: The Summer of Me & You by Rae Hachton (Review)

Welcome to my stop on the The Summer of Me & You blog tour hosted by Yes, I'm Bookish Book Tours. Check out the full schedule of the blog tour on the tour page - Click HERE.

I'm glad to have participated in Summer of Me & You tour!! This has such been a great experience for me as this is my first ever ARC review tour!! Thank you so much to the author and Yes, I'm Bookish Book Tours for a great privilege to have read e-ARC of The Summer of Me & You! *BIG bear hugs* YAY!

The post includes my review for the tour which I tried my best to sound positive, also check out the amazing beautifully designed teasers for you to read! SQUEEE!! Hope you have a great time here at my stop!

Title: The Summer of Me & You
Author: Rae Hachton
Published by: Teen Pulse
Release Date: September 19th 2013


This is the summer of first love. The summer of magic. The Summer of Me and You. Kaleb has loved Kayleigh ever since first grade, even if he's never admitted it to anyone. Not even himself. But this summer, that's about to change.

Kaleb's had a troubled past, and Kayleigh's life has always been perfect. He'd love nothing more than to be the guy who ruins it all, and make her fall for him against her mother's wishes.

Kayleigh is a complete nerd. She's got the glasses to prove it. She just knows that a guy like Kaleb would never really want to be with a girl like her. So she's going to avoid him at all costs.

But then why do they always end up hanging out together?

When a secret that both their parents kept from them comes out, it will define the true meaning of love. But when this summer ends, will Kaleb and Kayleigh have to say goodbye, or is this just the beginning of many more summers to come?

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 Queekie Girl Reads Reviews...

The Summer of Me & You by Rae Hachton

It's the kind of summer that I don't normally get to experience in reality. I only ever get 'summer' season in books and this is one of those books. The cover is absolutely well done and ooh so appealing! I find that the romance got me to stay and continue reading as well as its well-paced writing.

I was also dying to know what would the ending be like. I find myself really attached to Kaleb and Kayleigh's relationship of whether they are ever just going to be friends or lovers... or nothing at all. Just specks on the planet, maybe. I believe in second chances and I'm glad that this book has also made the step to believe in it.

In my opinion, Kaleb is fortunate to be able to get his life back. This time, he has the chance to make the right choices and keep track of himself. The truth about his father he never knew and he has the second chance to enjoy and cherish the days with those who love him. He has his flaws and bad temper that if you trigger it, he go nuts which made him realistic. I like that. But sometimes, he exaggerates too much, you know.

Kayleigh, underneath the nerdy glasses is a beautiful girl, smart and funny who has her heart well-guarded especially around Kaleb. She's a girl who never falls for kiss-and-tell and all perfect scenarios created from mere imaginations. To me, she is afraid of when she opens up to Kaleb, she lose sight of every possibility of what Kaleb is capable of hurting her. She doesn't want to risk it. She wanted to be the one special girl for Kaleb and no one else. She's making sure of him that she will not regret after choosing him.

That's what I like about Kayleigh. She doesn't just go with feelings but looking at how the person could affect her future or herself. Now that's how girls should be - focus on the personality and not feelings.

I honestly think improvements that I think will be good is the conflict between Kaleb and Kayleigh's moms. For me, the reason of why it was not enough to be conflict, I thought it was quite absurd Kayleigh's mom couldn't forgive Kaleb's mom because of a guy in her life that could have been hers instead of Kaleb's mom and there goes to waste their camaraderie. Quite sad. There are times I feel like I'm reading a fanfiction. *shrugs* Nevertheless, I was glad the reason of the situation has been made as an eye-opener for both Kaleb and Kayleigh and has come to realize why the tension between their mothers.

Another one was the film class that I was fascinated by the cinematography. What I'd have hoped to continue to read of what would Kaleb and Kayleigh have done and achieved from it. I was particularly unhappy about that because it was left to lay aside and shift to other stuff. There are drama and drama which I think was not necessary. The film class, in my opinion, has kind of lost its purpose of why in the first it was written in the story. I don't understand that part.

I'm lenient when I give my ratings therefore, I'm giving it 2 stars for the amazing ride on its romance side, the appealing cover and another 1 star for all of things that the plot could have improved on a better creative plot and context. It has potential that needs just a few more editing to be done which could help the book greatly. I hope it could have been thoroughly revised and sorted out.

I have no problems with the cute and enjoyable romance, that is, the strength of the book that upholds its entirety, I believe. The romance it's what helped me finish the book after all and wrapped things up a nice, happy ending.

(Actual) Rating: 3 of 5 stars

About the Author

Rae Hachton writes Dark Romanticism-sometimes with gears and clockwork. Has cemetery obsession. Misses Victorian London and ancient Rome. Believes in vampires and magic. If imaginary, she would be an automaton fairy. Corvidophile. Content.

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4776365.Rae_Hachton
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RaeHachtonYA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rae-Hachton/157803127631450
Website: http://www.raehachton.com/
Blog: http://corvido-phile.blogspot.com/


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