Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins

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They exist in two different centuries, but their love defies time

Cassandra craves drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger shows up on their private beach claiming it's his own—and that the year is 1925—she is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making.

As she searches for answers in the present, Cassandra discovers a truth that puts their growing love—and Lawrence's life—into jeopardy. Desperate to save him, Cassandra must find a way to change history…or risk losing Lawrence forever.

A time-travelling escapade that brings romance, mystery and danger to our two protagonists is what you’ll find in Until We Meet Again. Cassandra and Lawrence discover an anomaly one night when they encounter each other on the beach, each believing that that the other is trespassing on their property. It takes a few more run-ins before they figure out that they’re somehow able to  see each other but only on a specific stretch of the beach property. Lawrence is everything that Cassandra craves – an escape from her boring summer. He’s far more interesting, insightful and mature than the boys around her. Cassandra’s uninhibitedness Lawrence and he can't get enough of her. Together they enjoy their stolen moments on the beach talking about their lives, their dreams and their futures. 

For me personally, the romance played second fiddle to the growing mystery surrounding their relationship. Cassandra and Lawrence meeting each other inadvertently messes with the sequence of events; some of them having far-reaching repercussions into her present world. Of more immediate concern is how Lawrence’s life is suddenly at risk. Their investigation uncovers a conspiracy that’s bigger than either could have ever conceived.

As the story progresses, Cassandra manages to turn herself around from being a snotty, uninterested teen, to someone who takes others' needs into consideration. Both she and Lawrence are forever changed by their experience and it's nice how everything is tied together at the end. Until We Meet Again is a fun and quick reading adventure!

~ Bel

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't finish this one -- it just seemed so far fetched to me and the story ended up so cheesy with trying to be period appropriate. the concept was great, just not the execution for me. Great review!!