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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Review: The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder

THE DAY BEFORE by Lisa Schroeder
Pub. Date: June 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Format: Hardcover , 320pp
Age Range: Young Adult
Source: Simon & Schuster Galley Grab

Amber’s life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself. Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell he’s also looking for an escape. Together they decide to share a perfect day: no pasts, no fears, no regrets.

The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she’s drawn to him. And the more she’s troubled by his darkness. Because Cade’s not just living in the now—he’s living each moment like it’s his last.

As with all of Schroeder’s books, THE DAY BEFORE captured me with its poetic beauty. The words flowed across the pages and pulled me in line by line. I'm always surprised at how Schroeder continues to dazzle me with heartfelt story after story. You know what? If comes down to this: If it's a Schroeder novel, then you expect it come with beautiful prose.

I'll confess that I didn't quite remember what this book was about before I started reading it. And I'm glad that I didn't bite the bullet and read the synopsis because I ended up being completely engrossed into Amber's life. It was all so mysterious to me and I think that along with that and Schroeder’s lyrical prose, this novel ended up being more meaningful and heart rendering.

If you haven't read a Schroeder book, then I would highly recommend it. Her writing is hauntingly beautiful. She knows how to pull emotions from her readers and get you tied up into the character's lives. She's one of those writers that I can put on my list of book hits.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars


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  1. I've not read a book by her yet, though I would love to. It sounds like she writes beautifully.
    Fantastic review!

  2. My friend told me the same thing about this novel. She told me its a must read! It sounds amazing, and this review convinced me to read it :)
    Awesome review!!

  3. The cover is gorgeous ans sinse your review is posistive I must check this out!

  4. I haven't read one of her novels yet, but this sounds really great!

  5. This book looks really good, love the cover! Thanks for the review.

  6. Great review! This book looks great!

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  8. I haven't read anything by Lisa Schroeder, but this sounds gorgeous! I'll make sure not to read the synopsis first. :-)

  9. I haven't read a Schroeder book yet, but I've heard so much praise for THE DAY BEFORE. I love heartfelt stories, and I love poetry. This is definitely going in my TBR pile. Thanks for the wonderful review!

  10. I really really want to read and review this novel-especially after your good review :)

  11. What a great review it sounds like a great book I can't wait to read it! I love the cover too very nice!

  12. It sounds amazing, great review!

  13. Haven't read her yet though I do have a couple in my TBR pile.

  14. I love her books and can't wait to read this one!

  15. I haven't read any of her books, but this book sounds beautiful. I've been seeing it on various blogs, making me want to read it even more!


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