Monday, July 28, 2014

Review: Awkwardly Ever After by Marni Bates

Awkwardly Ever After is the fourth book in the fun and adorable, Smith High series, and contains three short stories told from a different characters point of view.

I have really enjoyed this entire series. Marni Bates has this fun youthful energy about her writing that is purely infectious! This last book helps to wrap up some of the involvements from the other books and I really liked getting to visit Smith High one last time. 

The first section focuses on Melanie and her feelings for Mackenzie's little brother Dylan. I was very happy that this story was told after seeing the beginning of their relationship blossom in previous books. 

The second part focuses on Isobel after the mess Melanie gets her into at the beginning of the book. This is my favorite of the three points of view and is downright laugh out loud worthy. The witty banter that I love so much in Marni's writing is full force here and may have even produced a snort laugh or two from me. 

The last section is narrated by Corey and although I wanted to find out more about his relationship after reading the previous books, I wasn't particularly fond of this one. Corey actually annoyed me most of the story and I didn't agree with the outcome of the story after all of his lengthy complaints. But I did like getting a conclusion to his story and overall the book was a great read. 

** I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. **