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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Book Review: Something About Love by Elana Johnson

Something About Love by Elana Johnson 
Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: September 15, 2014
Publisher: AEJ Creative Works
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High school senior Olivia Winging gave up her love of photography when she gave up her boyfriend, Trevor Youngblood, a year and a half ago. She broke things off with Trevor because her mom married his dad, and dating your step-brother? Creepy. 

Livvy hasn’t been on good terms with her mother since, and one of her stipulations for staying at the Youngblood’s every other weekend is that Trevor can’t be there. When she gets nominated for the Junior Photography in Excellence award, Trevor insists she enter. She agrees—only if every photo in the portfolio can be of him. Knowing that Livvy can capture a person’s deepest secrets through her lens, Trevor hesitates before accepting the deal.

As Livvy gets behind the lens of her camera again, her love of photography is rekindled. Unfortunately, the time she spends with Trevor also re-ignites the old flame for him she’s kept smothered for so long. 

In order for Livvy to finish her portfolio, she’ll have to face her feelings for Trevor as well as deal with the animosity between her and her mother. Livvy’s always been able to capture a person’s soul from behind the camera—but she’s not sure she likes it when the lens is suddenly focused on her. If she can’t find a way to forgive her mother and admit how she feels about Trevor, Livvy may end up losing more than just the photography contest. She could lose her heart.

Something About Love by Elana Johnson was a cute little love story written in prose. I've never read a complete story in this style, so I found it new and different. I was a little unsure vefore I started reading, but I didn't find it distracting at all. I think Livvy had a good sense of who she was when she was younger(or she was at least well on her way), but then something happened to turn her World on end, Especially around her outlook on love. As a result, she lost herself and some of the people in her life. Some by her doing and some not. So, within Something to Love, Livvy was finding herself again, and her story was told beautifully.

Something About Love by Elana Johnson was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

Check out my review of Possession!

Elana Johnson’s work, including Possession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster), is available now everywhere books are sold. Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available for free download, as well as aPossession short story, Resist.

Her self-published novels include two YA contemporary novels-in-verse, Elevated and Something About Love, as well as a YA/NA futuristic fantasy series, which includes Elemental Rush, Elemental Hunger, and Elemental Release.

School teacher by day, Query Ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog or Twitter. She also co-founded the Query Tracker blog, and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers.

Check out my interview with Elana Johnson!

To learn more about Elana Johnson and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebookTumblr, and Twitter.

Elevated, Elana’s first verse novel, will be FREE for five days in September as SOMETHING ABOUT LOVE releases! So get your copy of Elevated for free from Monday, September, 15 – Friday, September 19. (Elevated buy link: Elevated: A YA Contemporary Romance in Verse)

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