Wednesday, October 23, 2013

{{CBB Book Promotions}} Blog Tour + Giveaway : [ Review] THE ART OF LETTING GO by ANNA BLOOM

About The Art of Letting Go (The Uni Files- Year One):
One year. One woman. One Diary. One question: can you ever stop history from repeating itself and if you could what would you do to stop it?

When Lilah McCannon realises at the age of twenty-five that history is going to repeat itself and she is going to become her mother—bored, drunk and wearing a twinset—there is only one thing to do: take drastic action.

Turning her back on her old life, Lilah’s plan is to enrol at university, get a degree and prove she is a grown-up.

As plans go, it is a good one. There are rules to follow: no alcohol, no cigarettes, no boys and no going home. But when Lilah meets the lead singer of a local band and finds herself unexpectedly falling in love, she realises her rules are not going to be the only things hard to keep.

With the academic year slipping by too quickly, Lilah faces a barrage of new challenges: will she ever make it up the Library stairs without having a heart attack? Can she handle a day on campus without drinking vodka? Will she ever manage to read a history book without falling asleep? And most importantly, can she become the grown-up that she desperately wants to be.

With her head and her heart pulling her in different directions can Lilah learn the hardest lesson that her first year of university has to teach her: The Art of Letting Go?

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As a debut novel for Anna I found The Art of Letting Go to be fun, witty, charming and sweet with lots of drama. :) I enjoyed it though. 

The art of Letting go is told in the POV of a girl named Delilah "Lilah". Actually it's Lilah's diary we are reading. The story is based in England and has a lot of British humor/language. Which is a different from American humor but I still found most of this to be easy to understand and was funny. I thought I would do things a little different with this review and list my Pro's/Con's:

Ben ( Yes he is probably my absolute favorite thing in this story :P )
I enjoy Ben and Lilah's moments together. ( To name a few: When they go on their first date, when they visit Ben's Mom and sisters, Their Tree outside the pub :P, When they are giving each other a little something to remember me gift)
The friendship ( There are a lot of strong friend bond)
I also love a few of other main/semi-main character and hope to possible see a story on Tristan ( Lilah's Twin Brother) and Meredith. Of course that is after we finish Lilah and Ben's Story first :) 

I really don't have to many.

Alcohol: I'm not a drinker and I have nothing against those who do. In books I find it funny when there is the occasional funny drunk. There were even some in this book but I honestly think Lilah might have a drinking problem. She always had a drink or was getting drunk. She would says she was going to stop and only stop for a little bit and then end up drunk again. Again this isn't a HUGE con because I still ended up liking it but it still bugged me some.

There were a few language/humor I didn't quite understand but that is a handicap on my part not the authors. I haven't read a lot of British humor/language and I tend to have a had time with some of it but it wasn't a big problem for me.

All in all I really enjoyed The Art of Letting Go! I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out! I would definitely recommend this read :) 

About the Author:

Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer who writes about life as it happens. Combining a busy schedule of looking after two small children whilst working in a local school and completing The Uni Files series she also spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys – all in the name of her art.

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  1. Hi Brenna, thank you so much for your review! It's fantastic that you enjoyed the book so much even if Lilah's "Drinking Problem" was a bit much for you!! Haha - don't worry that storyline will be resolved later in the series....

  2. Thanks for hosting a tour stop!

    I'm glad you enjoyed this one! I really love the British humor even when there are a few words I don't understand. I can usually figure it out by the way it's used or in it's context. I can't wait to see Lilah grow more in the future books!


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