April 10, 2013

Review: Safe Landing by Tess Oliver

Still trying to cope with her parent’s divorce, seventeen-year-old Brazil Parkin finds her world slipping even further from its once blissful orbit. She blames her mom for the rotten turn her life has taken. Leaving behind her friends, her horse, and a father she adores, Brazil moves with her mother and twin brothers to a 19th century beach house with a shady history.
Brazil is determined to remain a recluse, but an unexpected kiss, a nearly disastrous airplane landing, and the lingering spirit of a lovesick boy help open Brazil’s eyes to a world outside of her own universe.
Safe Landing is a young adult, contemporary paranormal romance.
To me, a book is well-written when I feel an emotional attachment to the characters. Sympathy, pain, heartbreak--I've actually felt many of those emotions when reading a really good book. Some books have made me sob like a baby. Safe Landing definitely falls under that classification of great story. The book follows teenager, Brazil, as she navigates the web of parental divorce, a new house and new school, teenage hierarchy and, of course, BOYS!! As an extra bonus, she is haunted by a 'hottie', or rather, an attractive British teenaged ghost from the 1800's. Brazil must help the young ghost cross over, but in order to do this, she finds herself in a tangle of relationships, good and bad, with three young men.
Author Tess Oliver weaves a tale of haunting sadness and lost love, forgiveness, and figuring out what we truly need to make ourselves happy. Absolutely a book to add to your reading list. However, despite the fascinating plot and a protagonist who was likeable and had strong values, I had to give it four stars because the ending left me a bit befuddled. I thought some pages were missing at first but then realized that the book simply ended abruptly. Overall, a great book that I would readily suggest to my friends.
Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by~Cindi
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