Title: Meant to Be
Author: Tiffany King
Series: The Saving Angels
Published by: Amazon Digital Services
First Sentence: The dream was as familiar as always, but that didn’t keep my heart from practically beating out of my chest from the anticipation of seeing him again.
Krista Miller feels like she has lived her entire life in a glass box with her every emotion on display. She can’t help feeling like a defect as her sensitivities have made her socially inept and without any real friends; the one exception being the boy that visits her each night in her dreams.
Krista’s emotions are put to the test when a move to California triggers a devastating change to her fantasy world. The nightly comfort that the boy provides has now become a recurring nightmare as he is taken from her by an unseen force.
Struggling to appear normal, Krista enrolls in a new school and finds it to be nothing like she thought. Her new life is sent spiraling out of control from a strange connection with a boy, Mark, who claims to know all her secrets.
As Krista begins to explore the emotions that Mark evokes in her, secrets about their mysterious past and their predestined purpose threatens to separate them just when they have found each other.
A Note from Jag: This is my first review here at TBH and I thought it was important to let you know that most of my reviews may seem a little short. The thing is, I know what I like and what I don’t like and putting it down on paper is not always easy for me. For me to enjoy a book I need to care about the characters and feel compelled by the plot, otherwise I’m out. Expect a lot of solid 3 and 4 hotties from me and the occasional 5 hotties. If I feel a book is worth a review post, then it’s definitely worth a read. <3s J
My Review: One of my favourite things to do is wander through amazon.com looking for new and interesting books that I’ve never heard of before. When I came across Meant to Be by Tiffany King, it was the cover art that initially captured my attention but it was the premise that convinced me to buy it.
What if you had the same dream every night for as long as you could remember? What if that dream always included a mysterious boy whose face was always in the shadows just out of sight? What if one day, you found that boy?
Eeep that’s as far as I can go without spoiling anything.
Meant to Be drew me in from the beginning, it was action-packed and filled with unexpected and surprising plot twists. When Krista finds Mark it’s like they’ve known each other their whole lives and are ‘meant to be’ but why? Krista, Mark and their friends spend the majority of the book trying to figure out who they are, what they are and what their purpose is. While the clues come slowly and the answers take a while to be revealed, I think that is part of what keeps the readers anticipation heightened. The tension this creates is exciting but the final climax seems well a little late to the party. Nonetheless, the ending is intriguing and leaves me with so many unanswered questions, that I want more.
While the book is generally well written, there were a few editing issues, relatively minor ones that overall don’t detract from the story. As well, I found the pacing to be off at times, too fast at parts and dragging a bit in some sections. Despite these minor issues, the plot is unique enough to keep you moving forward, and the characters are compelling enough to make you care how things turn out.
Overall I think Meant to Be by Tiffany King is a strong opening book to a series that I look forward to continuing to read.