Monday, December 19, 2011

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally




ABOUT:
ONE OF THE BOYS

What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though- she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.

But everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he's also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan's feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart's on the line? {Taken from amazon.com}

REVIEW:

I have been wondering all morning what I should write here to give this book justice. It was so good! I had been anxiously waiting for it to come out and last night I saw a Tweet that it was out, I immediately went to my kindle and ordered it. I am so glad that I did. I read this book in one sitting because I just couldn't put it down. I had to make supper for my kids and I held it as I made supper, not kidding.

I loved everything about this book. I enjoyed the character development and the friendships that she shared with her teammates. I especially loved Sam Henry, immediately. I've had a male best friend since 4th grade so I know how comfortable you can be around one another and how touchy it gets as you get older and think it could be more.

I really enjoyed that the book is centered around football and takes place in the SEC (South Eastern Conference) where college football is as good as it gets. I am fortunate to live in the SEC and I watch football games each Saturday either on TV or at the stadium. 

This book made me absolutely laugh out loud, my eyes got misty a few times too. It had me rooting for Jordan and all of her dreams and when she saw that what she had thought she wanted, she didn't. I was proud of her for staying true to her dreams and accepting a better one.

This is absolutely one of my favorites of 2011. This is definitely a book I am going to read again, it is just that good. Miranda Kenneally did an amazing job and I can't wait for more from her in the future.


I recommend this book for people who enjoy contemporary YA like Sarah Dessen, Jennifer Echols or Simone Elkeles.

My Grade: A+

Happy Reading Y'all!
Stephenie

7 comments:

Lindsay Mead TheBookVlogger said...

Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for featuring my blog on your site. Your blog is gorgeous, btw!

Stephenie said...

Oh my goodness Lindsay, squeal! I am so happy you have taken a look and given me feedback. I love your blog and of course it would be on my favorite bloggers. :D You made my day btw.

Fred LeBaron said...

Hey there! You really make this sound good, I'll def check it out. I'm not the biggest football fan in the world (shh, don't tell anyone), but sounds like there's lots more to this than that! Your design is awesome, really artistic and I love the colors!

Stephenie said...

Wow! Fred thank you. I am so honored. This book was wonderful. I do hope you will read it, it's exceptional. Oh and the author, has worked under/met the last three presidents. Pretty impressive!

Lindsay Mead TheBookVlogger said...

Wow, your reaction was epic. I'm all smiles here XD I'm so thrilled to have a follower like you.

Shantal said...

Hi I just found your blog thru The Book Vixen blog and now I'm following you. I also noticed that you commented on her deals on ebooks and just wanted to let you know that I'm doing a mini giveaway for one ebook for kindle.

Here is the link :
Mini Holiday Giveaway

And thanks for the review !! This sounds great. I already thought this would be a really fun read, but from your review I can't wait to order it for my Kindle too :)

Stephenie said...

Lindsay, you made my freakin day! :D

Shantal. It's a great book, very strong characters which is something I really enjoy in a book. The guys are smokin too which is always nice. If it is lendable I can lend it on kindle if you have one? I will definitely check out your blog and start following. Thank you for such kind words. I love the book community! I should have joined y'all sooner.

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