Sunday, September 27, 2015
Book Review: Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally
Jesse's Girl, the seventh novel in the Hundred Oaks series, follows our girl Maya Henry and her wild day of shadowing the world wide country phenomenon, Jesse Scott. Maya is able to shadow Jesse since she said she wanted to be a rock star for career day at her high school. While Jesse isn't the perfect golden boy, he inspires Maya to go with her heart and make the decision on whether or not to go solo.
One thing that I really love about the Hundred Oaks series is that you don't have to read them in any specific order. All of them are companion novels to one another, so while there might be characters that have already been introduced, knowing them is not vital to the series. What is really cool about Jesse's Girl is that it follows a sibling of the male protagonist of Catching Jordan, the first novel in the series. Seeing the two main characters together and having their happy ending was the cherry on top for me.
I knew right when I was getting into reading this book I would like it. I've read four out of the six books out in her series as of now, and I've liked every one of them. So far, the fifth novel, Breathe, Annie, Breathe, has been my favorite out of all of them. Music is a substantial part of the novel and I loved every second of it. Both Maya and Jesse are musicians, but they're in different stages of their career. Jesse is a famous musician who has made it into the world while Maya is trying to break into the industry. Seeing two different people at different parts of their career made for a really great story and tension when it was needed.
The one thing that kept me from loving this novel was that I couldn't really connect to the characters that well. In Catching Jordan and Breathe, Annie, Breathe, I felt for the characters so much and my heart was aching for their happy ending. Unfortunately, I just didn't care for the Maya and Jesse as I have Kenneally's other characters.
With that being my only critique, it is obvious to say that I really liked this novel. It was so much fun to read and got me out of my reading slump for physical books. If you haven't read any of Miranda Kenneally's novels, I would recommend this one or Catching Jordan. Out of the four I've read my most to least liked would be as follows: Breathe, Annie, Breathe, Catching Jordan, Jesse's Girl, and Stealing Parker. Keneally's writing is immersive and I 100% recommend her novels!
With that, I give this book
3.9 out of 5 Stars!
Have you read any of Miranda Kenneally's novels? If so, what's your favorite!
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