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Posted August 31, 2012
This was an incredible book. Like the other Tiffany King books I've read in the past year, Wishing For Someday Soon and Forever Changed, I am in love with it.
I loved the characters, the plot, the action, and the romance. I didn't want the book to end, yet I did so I could find out what happens when it finished.
There is so many great things to mention for this book, but I think you'll just have to grab a copy and find out :)
(This is a vastly edited version of my full review that can be found on my blog, Goodreads, and other sites. I can't add links to it since I don't think B&N allows it and I can't fit the whole thing because of the character limit. I hope this short review helps you decide on whether to look more into this book or not.)
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Posted September 20, 2012
Once again, King has blown my mind with another beautiful young adult novel that sucked me in from start to finish. I absolutely adore King’s books, all of them, and Unlikely Allies is another gem that I highly recommend to any who enjoy a sound, realistic plot line, swoon worthy characters, a bit of drama, and a triumphant ending.
Kimberly, our protagonist and a highly engaging character, is visiting her father for the first time, having just found out about his existence. Whisked away from California to the Rocky Mountains, she is in for a “rude awakening,” but in my opinion, Kimberly handles herself extremely well. Though she doesn’t necessarily fit in with those around her, she shoulders the animosity of some campers/staff extremely well, while quickly making friends with others. I really enjoyed her happy-go-lucky attitude, and though I’ll say the book moved a bit faster than I would have liked (I so wanted more of Mason and Kimberly), I really loved every moment of it, especially the witty banter.
Mason, nicknamed “Greeky” for his Greek god physic and attitude, is to die for. Though he is downright nasty in the beginning, I found his search within himself to be extremely real and well written. Mason’s life hasn’t been peaches and cream, and the appearance of Kimberly brings extreme thoughts of jealousy to the forefront as, in my opinion, they should—we’re only human, after all, and if someone walked into my life and laid claim to the only person who’d kept me grounded throughout everything I experienced, I’d probably react the same way Mason does. But with time, all things heal, and I loved watching both Kimberly and Mason fight their attraction only to realize their true feelings for one another… though the timing couldn’t be worse as they’re thrust into a battle to survive… (and I just loved this… my heart was in my throat for the remainder of the story).
King’s story is highly engaging, bringing to life not only the characters, but also the Rocky Mountains. I’ve never been there, but through the descriptions of the wilderness and the harsh realities of an unforgivable terrain, I was easily able to imagine it every step of the way. I love novels where I’m drawn into the scenery as much as I am into the characters’ lives, and King achieves both in this latest release.
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Posted March 18, 2013
Truly a great read. There is enough action to keep you interesting but enough flirting and love to keep you smiling. =)
Basically after finding out that her Dad didn't run out on her Mom Kimberly goes to his summer camp for foster kids called "Camp Unlikely Allies" where she meets a stubborn,rude, and irritating boy named Mason who just brings out the worst in her. Going on in the book you read of the growing bond Kimberly has towards the camp and the people in it.
To find out more READ THE BOOK!!!! =)
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The dialogue was juvenile, although I realize the characters were young, it could have been better. The romantic storyline was poorly developed. I simply can't buy into the relationship. The author didn't develop the male lead's character at all, and I feel like they barely knew each other. The interaction when they were struggling to survive was unrealistic and felt forced. The fact that they would have been there that long at all seemed ridiculous.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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I really liked this book. It was a different kind of book, not the normal boy meets girl book. I loved the summer camp for foster kids. I really liked the characters and story line. The book is 136 pages and I read it in about 3 hours. It has a good ending and I would love to read a sequel.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 11, 2012
What would you do if you find out your mother lied to you, your whole life? Kimberly's Mom confesses that now that she is 18, Kimberly's father is alive but doesn't know of her existence. Rick, Kimberly's father, runs a camp for foster kids in the Colorado Mountains. Being a California girl, Kimberly's idea of a day outdoors, involves the beach not hiking, sleeping in cabins, and freezing in the cool Co. temps. Kimberly is immediately thrown into being a counselor at the camp meeting some great new friends. Rick has 'adopted' Mason as a foster son when he came to the camp and when Kimberly meets him the sparks fly. Kimberly can't figure out why Mason is so critical of her. Mason seems to resent her very presence at the camp and never fails to let her know it. As the weeks go one, Kimberly earns the respect of her fellow counselors and breaks through the tough skin of some of the campers. When one of her campers goes missing, Kimberly and Mason must come together to search the trails. In the pouring rain, on the most difficult trail, Kimberly and Mason must depend on each other to survive an accident that almost takes their lives.
I loved this book. Tiffany King writes great romances so I knew without a doubt that I would love anything she writes. Something about love/hate relationships that I really enjoy and usually lend a special spark to the romance. Kimberly is a great character who is thrown into an ackward situation by her mother's lies. I am not sure I could be as forgiving. Kimberly throws herself into embracing Rick and being open to his camp. She shows a maturity in dealing with the unusual situation and even an extrodinary patience with Mason who flat-out just provokes her. Mason is a "greek god" who shows a deep caring heart to everyone but Kimberly. I kept thinking he was just jealous of her place as Rick's real daughter but the truth had me reading on and on. This is a real in depth story with many great characters that lend a real true nature to the story other than the romance that is the central theme. The summary really can't do this book justice without spoiling some of the story so the only thing I have left to say is READ this book.
Posted February 1, 2013
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