Saturday, July 11, 2020

#BookReview: Love, Jacaranda by Alex Flinn @alex_flinn @EpicReads

Synopsis: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Alex Flinn comes a tale of taking a chance on love and letting your inner voice soar.

Jacaranda Abbott has always tried to keep her mouth shut. As a foster kid, she’s learned the hard way that the less she talks about her mother and why she’s in jail, the better. But when a video of Jacaranda singing goes viral, a mysterious benefactor offers her a life-changing opportunity—a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school to study musical theater. Eager to start over somewhere new, Jacaranda leaps at the chance. She pours her heart out in emails to the benefactor she’s never met.

Suddenly she’s swept up in a world of privilege where the competition is fierce and the talent is next level. As Jacaranda—Jackie to her new friends—tries to find her place, a charming boy from this world of wealth catches her eye. She begins to fall for him, but can he accept her for who she really is?


Rating: ★★★★★
My Review: This adorable letter format story was one that I finished in one sitting.  I loved how the story unfolded and ended.  I haven't read a story like this before so it was something new to keep me entertained.  I loved the character of Jacaranda she knew what she wanted to do and knew what she would do to get it.  The setting where this all began was here in Florida so that was pretty cool!! Nothing like seeing Publix in a book.  It just made the story more real.  Like I could have seen this girl in one of the stores that I have been to.   

I haven't read many books by Flinn but that is about to change.  I loved everything in this story and can not wait for more!


“A delicious bonbon of a love story." (Nancy Werlin, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author)

“Jacaranda’s voice is quick, witty, and frank, making her an easy…character to root for. Her relationships with her new peers…provide fertile ground for some convincing points about class and stigma. Jacaranda’s romance with Jarvis…is a sweet one… An engaging…tale of underdog triumph.”  (Kirkus Reviews)

“If you’re looking for a swoonworthy, sweet romance, you need Love, Jacaranda. Well-crafted. Emotional. Good.” 
(Melissa Marr, # 1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series

"Female-centric teen theater novels are surprisingly uncommon; this one offers a satisfying journey to self-acceptance, a sweet, sincere romance, and a bit of mystery…" (Booklist)

About the Author

Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beastly, a spin on Beauty and the Beast that was named a VOYA Editor’s Choice and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Beastly is now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens. Alex also wrote A Kiss in Time, a modern retelling of Sleeping BeautyCloaked, a humorous fairy-tale mash-up; Bewitching, a reimagining of fairy-tale favorites, including Hansel and GretelCinderellaThe Princess and the Pea, and The Little Mermaid, all told by Kendra, the witch from BeastlyTowering, a darkly romantic take on Rapunzel; and Mirrored, a fresh spin on Snow White. Her other books for teens include Breathing UnderwaterBreaking PointNothing to LoseFade to Black, and Diva. She lives in Miami with her family. Visit her online at

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