Thursday, 10 July 2014

Review - Chasing Wishes by Nadia Simonenko

Title: Chasing Wishes
Author: Nadia Simonenko
Pages: 300
Release date: 30th January 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

"I wish I didn't have to go home. I wish I was someone else—someone with a future..."
For sixteen-year-old Nina Torres, it feels as if life is nothing but a dead end. Despised by her rich classmates and afraid that she'll become just like her drug-addicted mother, Nina's future seems to get dimmer every day.

There is one bright spot in her life though...

Sitting beside her one night, the only person in the world who cares about her makes a promise. No matter what happens—no matter how much Isaac's wealthy family disapproves—he and his girlfriend Nina will be together forever.

Fate plays a cruel trick on Nina, though, and a visit from Child Protective Services the next morning turns Nina Torres into Irene Hartley, a woman with a future but who will never see her beloved Isaac again.

Nine years later, a blind and incredibly handsome young entrepreneur hires Irene to be his personal assistant. Terrence Radcliffe reminds her so much of Isaac that she can hardly believe her eyes, and she's falling for him fast. Irene knows that fairy tales don't come true, but she allows herself one last wish. She wishes that she could finally say goodbye to Isaac and let herself take a chance on Terrence.

What she doesn't know is that Terrence is also searching for someone: a shooting star who streaked through his life nine years ago, and he won't give up until he finds her...

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours and Nadia Simonenko*

3/5 stars

Sixteen-year-old Nina Torres has a hard life: her mother is a prostitute and drug addict and her rich classmates hate her. But there is one light in her life - Isaac.
Then Nina's life is turned upside down when she is taken from her mother and she moves away changing her name.
Years later, Nina - now Irene - meets a handsome, blind man named Terrence. He reminds her of Isaac who she hasn't stopped thinking about. Can Irene (Nina) move on from Isaac?

This was a sweet book with likeable characters and a unique storyline.
I really enjoyed the first half of this but found my attention wavering throughout the second half.    

Overall this was a good unique book.