Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bookanistas: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.



Let's be honest here...after reading that description is there anyone here who is surprised that I loved this book?

Yeah, I didn't think so. This book just has Jess written all over it, huh?

And I have to say that I had the best darn experience reading it, too, because I read it on an airplane! How fun! Sadly, there wasn't a hot Brit next to me on the plane, but I was in first class, so that sorta made up for it. Sorta.

Anyway, if you are looking for a quick, fun romance to get lost in for a few hours, this is your book. Hadley is a completely relatable character, and Oliver is such a dreamy love interest. The surprising thing about this book, too, is that it isn't just about the romance. Hadley's relationship with her parents and her struggle with her dad's new marriage is a huge plot element, and it's nice and complicated, just the way I like my relationships. I liked that things between Hadley and her dad weren't so black and white, and this wasn't just the dad being a jerk or Hadley being a brat. There was a lot of grey area, just like in real life.

This book takes place over the course of 24 hours, and it moves fast. It's a quick read...in fact, I finished it on the first half of my first leg of my trip home from Miami. But it was so much fun to spend the day with Hadley and Oscar, and I always love finding another awesome contemp YA to recommend. Don't miss out on this one...it's just too cute and fun to pass by.

Check out what the other Bookanistas are up to today...


Christine Fonseca surrenders to THE SECRET OF SPRUCE KNOLL
Corrine Jackson delights in CHOPSTICKS
Stasia Ward Kehoe  presents a Stunning Seconds interview with A MILLION SUNS author Beth Revis
Jen Hayley gives a shout-out to the classics
Debra Driza celebrates CINDER – with giveaway!
Katy Upperman raves over JELLICOE ROAD
Hilary Wagner is all about LEXAPROS AND CONS – with giveaway
Carolina Valdez Miller talks about the tremendous cover of TEN
Jessica Love has high ratings for THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

17 comments:

  1. Ooo, this one sounds good. I'm in airports all the time I'll have to take a look.

    Maybe it will bring me some British luck ;)

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    1. YES, I think it comes with a British guarantee.

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  2. Looks amazing. Maybe reading it can make me like airplanes! :)

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  3. When I read the blurb, it's exactly what I thought! This is you in book form. Sounds like a great read! I don't usually go for contemporary, but I might give this a shot! :)

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    1. HA! See, everyone who knows me knows that this is a Jess book.

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  4. This was exactly my kind of book as well. I absolutely adored it! Great rec, Jess!

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    1. I knew you would love it, too...we have really similar taste!

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  5. I can't wait to read it. It's been sitting in my Amazon cart waiting for me to break my "no new books unless they are written by John Green" rule for 2012. It sounds SO good. I'm going to check and see if my library has it.

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    1. You can borrow mine! I'll give it to you on Sunday.

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  6. I bought this for my Nook and I will probably read it next. It sounds really cute. I am such a slow reader compared to you!

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  7. YAY! I loved this book, it was soooo cute! Oliver...swoon.

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  8. This book sounds like it has me written all over it too. :) Will definitely check it out!

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    1. Yes! We like most of the same books, so I'm sure that you'll love it, too.

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  9. This looks adorable! Thanks for the review, Jessica!!! :)

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