Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Secret to Letting Go by Katherine Fleet | Review & Giveaway

Title: The Secret to Letting Go
Author: Katherine Fleet
Genre: Contemporary
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: February 1, 2016

One summer can change everything...
Haunted with guilt after his girlfriend's death, Daniel Hudson has no interest in committing to anyone. At the end of the summer, he'll be leaving Florida for a new start in college. If only he could avoid the mysterious new girl in town, who seems every bit as naive and eccentric as she looks. Trouble is, she's hard to ignore, with her beautiful piercing eyes, pitiful-looking dog, and unsetting tendency of finding trouble.
Clover Scott lived her whole life off the grid and arrives on the Gulf coast in search of her grandparents. She never expected to nearly drown, or get caught in a hurricane, or fall in love with the boy who rescues her. Now, she has a chance to rewrite her life's story, to finally fit in somewhere, but Daniel wants answers about her past. When the police start asking questions about the disappearance of her parents, she must make a choice: go to jail or confess her secrets-even if they might destroy her chance at a happily-ever-after. 
I don't know about you, but I love mysterious books. That's what really drew me into this wonderful story! The Secret to Letting Go follows two characters: Daniel and Clover. Daniel lives in Florid and really can't wait to leave. His girlfriend recently committed suicide and now he just wants out. However, after a strange girl named Clover walks into his sports shop, everything changes. 

Clover is a very unique character; she hides almost everything about herself and doesn't seem to know much about the world at all. She barely even knows what television shows and movies are. Plus, she's scared of the police and lives out of her own car! Why does she hide everything? You'll have to read the book to find out!

I was on edge for a lot of this book because I was so curious about the pasts of both Daniel and Clover. I mean, they both were hiding things! The biggest thing when it came to Daniel was his ex, Grace. I was really curious about that. The biggest mystery about Clover is why she knew so little about the world. She was such a cool character!

One thing I definitely loved about this book was the dual perspectives. I'm always a huge fan of that, because it really gets the reader into the minds of more than one person. I definitely preferred being inside Clover's head, only because I just wanted to know what was going on with her. If you're a big fan of mysterious contemporaries, I highly suggest checking this one out.

About the Author:
Originally from Newfoundland, Katherine Fleet gave up the cold winters of Eastern Canada for the year round warmth of the Caribbean. The slower pace of island life has given her time to pursue a long-time goal—becoming an author. When she’s not writing, she spends her time baking, chauffeuring her three amazing, talented kids around, and having sun-filled adventures with her husband and wonderful friends in CuraƧao. She is also a very thankful breast cancer survivor. In 2007, she joined RWA and has enjoyed the support and camaraderie of the YARWA and OIRWA writing communities. She’s participated in NaNoWriMo since 2012 and is an active supporter of the associated Young Writers Program. She is represented by super-agent Carrie Pestritto of Prospect Agency. The Secret to Letting Go is her debut novel. You can connect with her
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Author Twitter: @KatherineFleet
Author Instagram: @katherine_fleet

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  1. Really mysterious. I can see why you like it.

  2. Great review!!! Thanks so much for joining the Secret to Letting Go tour, Krystianna!!


  3. I'm a huge sucker for mysterious books so this one is a book that I will most likely enjoy so thanks for putting it on my radar!

    Christy @ Novel Ink

  4. Well at least the cover is pretty. :)

    I like dual perspectives too. You can get a more complex novel that way, and see into the mind of more than one character.

    Dena @ Batch of Books

  5. I also love dual POVs! There's nothing like getting the whole picture. I'm not much of a mystery reader but this one sounds cool, maybe one day I'll get to check it out. :)

  6. Hi Krystianna, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to read and review my YA debut. As a debut author, I really appreciate every reviewer that takes a chance on it:) Thanks again, Katherine


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