Saturday, February 2

The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding

The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352

Summary: Things I know about Reece Malcolm:

1. She graduated from New York University.
2. She lives in or near Los Angeles.
3. Since her first novel was released, she’s been on the New York Times bestseller list every week.
4. She likes strong coffee and bourbon.
5. She’s my mother.

Devan knows very little about Reece Malcolm, until the day her father dies and she’s shipped off to live with the mother she’s never met. All she has is a list of notebook entries that doesn’t add up to much.

L.A. offers a whole new world to Devan—a performing arts school allows her to pursue her passion for show choir and musicals, a new circle of friends helps to draw her out of her shell, and an intriguing boy opens up possibilities for her first love.

But then the Reece Malcolm list gets a surprising new entry. Now that Devan is so close to having it all, can she handle the possibility of losing everything?

My Thoughts: This debut was so freaking cute! Seriously!

We are introduced to Devan whose father died and she was forced to move from the midwest to California. What a change! A drastic crazy change! She is moving in with her mother who she has never met. And on top of that, her mother is a famous bestselling author named Reece Malcolm.  Devan doesn’t know what to think because she’s never had any interaction with her and she knows pretty much nothing about her.

Devan is also really into musicals. Her mother enrolled her into a musical arts school right away. Devan has never really fit into the popular crowd. She’s always been good at musicals but she is geeky and always had a few friends and just kind of kept to herself. She finds herself fitting into quite the group of friends at her new school. I loved them all. They had such different personalities and I loved getting to know each one of them. My favorite was probably Sai.

There were a few love interests in this one, and I loved getting to know the boys and trying to figure out who was a better fit for Devan. I could see her attraction to both boys though. Different but each cute in their own way.

I loved how this novel focused so much on family, relationships, and the theater. I loved seeing how Devan had to juggle it all and try to figure out how to have a relationship with her mother and her mothers boyfriend. It was a lot of fun. She was getting to know her new family while getting to know her real self.

I also loved her list of facts about Reece Malcolm! So freaking cute and awesome!

I loved the plot of this one, Devan's realistic and funny voice, and all the characters!

Overall: I recommend it! If you are a fan of musicals, romance novels, family drama, or young adult books in general you’ll probably enjoy this one. I did!  This novel is delightful and made me giddy.

Cover: Like it! Love how she’s just laying back and chillen! Very cute cover.

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1 comment:

Shane @ItchingforBooks said...

Glad you enjoyed this book because I'm intrigued by the story. Good review :)


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