October 26, 2015

#Review of Romancing The Dark In The City Of Light by @annjacobusSF

 
A troubled teen, living in Paris, is torn between two boys, one of whom encourages her to embrace life, while the other—dark, dangerous, and attractive—urges her to embrace her fatal flaws.

Haunting and beautifully written, with a sharp and distinctive voice that could belong only to this character, Romancing the Dark in the City of Light is an unforgettable young adult novel.

Summer Barnes just moved to Paris to repeat her senior year of high school. After being kicked out of four boarding schools, she has to get on track or she risks losing her hefty inheritance. Summer is convinced that meeting the right guy will solve everything. She meets two. Moony, a classmate, is recovering against all odds from a serious car accident, and he encourages Summer to embrace life despite how hard it can be to make it through even one day. But when Summer meets Kurt, a hot, mysterious older man who she just can't shake, he leads her through the creepy underbelly of the city-and way out of her depth.

When Summer's behavior manages to alienate everyone, even Moony, she's forced to decide if a life so difficult is worth living. With an ending that'll surprise even the most seasoned reader, Romancing the Dark in the City of Light is an unputdownable and utterly compelling novel.
Originally from Texas, Ann Jacobus has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a BA from Dartmouth College. She learned to tap dance at age six and sang off-key in musicals as a teen. She volunteers weekly at San Francisco Suicide Prevention, loves Tex-Mex, and believes the world runs on stories.



Loved! Seriously, please buy in all formats. It will not disappoint. The book is amazing. A little destructive as the main character struggles, but I could not put this book down. It was stunningly written with a very alluring hook. LOVED!




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Audrey Greathouse said...

Sounds like a kind of existentially troubling love-triangle. That's something most YA books don't get when they set up love triangles...it isn't just about what the protagonist WANTS out of a man, it's about WHO she wants to be as a person, and what partner will help her achieve that.

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