Monday, July 10, 2017

My Thoughts: Coming up for Air by Miranda Kenneally
Coming up for Air
(Hundred Oaks Series)
by Miranda Kenneally
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Publication Date: July 4th 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781492630111
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Source: Netgalley

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Swim. Eat. Shower. School. Snack. Swim. Swim. Swim. Dinner. Homework. Bed. Repeat.

All of Maggie’s focus and free time is spent swimming. She’s not only striving to earn scholarships—she’s training to qualify for the Olympics. It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team and cheers her on. But Levi’s already earned an Olympic try out, so she feels even more pressure to succeed. And it’s not until Maggie’s away on a college visit that she realizes how much of the “typical” high school experience she’s missed by being in the pool.

Not one to shy away from a challenge, Maggie decides to squeeze the most out of her senior year. First up? Making out with a guy. And Levi could be the perfect candidate. After all, they already spend a lot of time together. But as Maggie slowly starts to uncover new feelings for Levi, how much is she willing to lose to win?

This is a standalone novel. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts...

I was really excited to read Coming Up for Air, as the cover is super cute, and it sounded like a really quick, fun summer read! I’ve read one of Miranda Kenneally’s books in the past, and really enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to starting this one. I somehow didn’t realize that this book was part of a series, or that the book I previously read was the first book in the series, but I had no problem reading this book as a standalone, and I'm super curious to read the rest of the books in the series as well!

I really enjoyed the storyline for the book. I have only read a few books that have swimming in the storyline, and I always find it completely fascinating. (Even though I’m the least competitive person that I know, and swimming sounds super competitive.) It’s definitely a sport that I don’t know much about, so it was fun to read about. Going by the cover, I thought the book was set during the summertime, and I’m ALL about summer books at the moment, but it was set during the school year instead. That threw me for a moment, but didn’t really affect the story at all. This was a super quick read for me as well; I had it finished in no time!

There were a lot of characters in this story to like, including the main character, Maggie, who basically spends all her free time training in the pool, and her best friend, Levi, who also swims as well. The relationship between the two was super cute, and it was interesting to watch it grow and change over the course of the story. Both had really awesome friends and family members as well, and that’s something that I always love to read about.

Overall; As I mentioned above, Coming Up for Air was a really quick, fun read! I enjoyed both the characters and the storyline, and I’m definitely going to have to check out the other books in the series now to see what I missed out on by not reading them yet. It sounds like a fun series!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review! I was intrigued by the swimming aspect, from having read about it in a previous review. I'm glad that it delivered for you and you ended up enjoying it. :)

    Cass @ Words on Paper


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