Monday, May 1, 2017
The Fountain by Suzy Vadori
Careful what you wish for. It just might come true.
In the forbidden West Woods, Ava stumbles on the secret fountain that has granted wishes to St. Augustus students for generations. Unknowingly, she watches the coin she tosses disappear and with it the world around her as she knows it.
In a quest to undo the damage she’s done, she and alumni kid Ethan break every campus rule unravelling a tangled web of history. Ava discovers that what’s right isn’t always clear and finds herself torn between a love she’s always known and one she has yet to explore.
The Fountain is a Prix Aurora Award 2016 Finalist For Best Young Adult Novel.
It had been a while since I received this book review request. I'm not sure how I had skipped over it, but accidents happen! Anyways, as soon as I realized what happened, I put it on my kindle and started reading. I didn't take the time to read the synopsis, I just jumper right in. Going in without a clue is a lot of fun sometimes but it can also be confusing as well.
The Fountain gets you right from the beginning! As soon as I read the first chapter I was hooked. I remembered the review request, the synopsis, and I was immediately excited!
Now, while this book did have some of the typical characters (all-american girl, the boyfriend, the cute boy at school, the mean girl, the cheerleaders, etc...) it wasn't at all a typical book. The ending, for example, was a wonderful surprise! Not at all what I expected to happen.
If you can't already tell, I enjoyed The Fountain very much and I highly recommend it! It wasn't completely without flaws, but honestly, what book is? Very enjoyable and entertaining!
*Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.