Review: First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky

First Comes Love

Title: First Comes Love
Author: Katie Kacvinsky
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Genre(s): young-adult; romance; contemporary fiction
Source: ARC sent by publisher
Expected publication: May 8th 2012

My Rating

Synopsis (goodreads):

Like his name, Gray is dark and stormy. Dylan, a girl always searching for what’s next, seemingly unable to settle down, is the exact opposite: full of light and life. On the outside, they seem like an unlikely couple. But looks can be deceiving and besides, opposites attract. What starts as friendship, turns into admiration, respect and caring, until finally these two lone souls find they are truly in love with each other. But staying in love is not as easy as falling in love. If Dylan and Gray want their love to last, they’re going to have to work at it. And learn that sometimes love means having to say you’re sorry.

My Review:

What got me interested? The cover. Some say that as readers we should not let a simple bias such as judging a book by its cover govern our action to read the book. I usually do believe in this, but when it came to First Comes Love, i may be a bit hypocritical. What attracted me to the book was the intoxicating cover that just wowed me instantly. So much so, that i put aside ever other book that i was reading and delved into this one. And i have to say, i wasn’t disappointed. The story within the cover is just as breath-taking.

The story follows the lives of Dylan and Gray, from both their point of views. Dylan is the eccentric girl who simply lives in the moment, facing life a day at a time. Gray is lost in a family tragedy that forces him to stay put and not move forward. When both of them meet, it’s not love at first sight. It’s love after multiple sights. They grow around each other, helping one another face reality that they can’t seem to run away from.

Kacvinsky has this way with words. It’s poetry penned down as prose. She spins this marvelous story of two lost souls, each lost in their own way, who in the end find love in one another. It’s not just a love story but a story of finding yourself. Finding friendship and life at the same time. She incorporates description very well, enough to leave you speechless.

First Comes Love, is a heartfelt, tender and uplifting.  Dylan says quite a few things in the novel that will strike the reader as odd at first, but make complete sense at the end of the novel. The events were fast-paced and fun, the ending was perfect, and the characters will draw the reader into the novel.The characters are so vibrant and realistic. The only complain i have is that the book was far too short (only 198 pages). But when i think of how the story played out, i think it ended perfectly. This book is recommended to young adult readers.


3 thoughts on “Review: First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky

  1. Hi Sana! I’ve had my eyes on First Comes Love but after seeing some bad reviews for it, I sort of forgot about it. Then I come on your blog and see that you not only read and reviewed it, but that you liked it! Thanks for the thorough review, I definitely need to give it a shot!

    Also, I found your blog through Linky Followers and am now following you! Feel free to follow me back!
    Best Wishes!

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