Monday, February 24, 2014

Elizabeth Reads: True Believer by Nicholas Sparks

 So if you know me, You know I am a a BIG Nicholas Sparks fan. Over Thanksgiving break I was in Myrtle Beach with Sydney and her family (READ HER BLOG HERE!) and was able to snag an awesome deal. I got three Nicholas Sparks books (True Believer, At First Sight [The sequel to True Believer], and A Bend in the Road) for SIX DOLLARS!!! What a deal right?!?! So I have finally gotten around to start on True Believer!
Let me tell you, Nicholas Sparks didn't disappoint in this one!!! It had everything a girl could wish for...Romance, Mystery, Friendships, Suspense, and a surprise ending. One of my favorite things about Sparks is he never disappoints with a surprise ending! I also love Sparks because his books are ultimately in the males point of view. I read so many books that are in the point of women his point of view is very refreshing.

So the plot: Jeremy Marsh is a journalist in New York City. He travels all over to do stories about things people are sceptical about (Big Foot, Nessie, ect.) and to prove them wrong. He doesn't believe in magic or miracles. He has just had his first TV appearance when he receives a letter about strange lights in a cemetery in Boone Creek NC, he cant resist. In this small town he almost immediately meets Lexie Darnell. Lexie is a very important part of the small town and is the town's librarian. There is an emphasis on the times she has left Boone Creek and how they ended badly. So Lexie is determined to stay in Boone Creek and build a life there. The inevitable happens and Jeremy and Lexie start to like each other. But this is obviously a problem because Jeremy's heart is in the city and Lexie's is in the small town of Boone Creek.  The point of view switches between characters although Jeremy is the ultimate protagonist. As I said before this is certainly refreshing from normal chick lit.

This book was a typical Sparks book (which I am not complaining about! I love him!). But at the same time I don't think this was his best novel. It for sure was interesting but I feel like the romance between Lexie and Jeremy was too much drama. I felt like too much was going on. But Overall I still loved the book! I give it a 8.7 out of 10!

EXTRAS: 
*Want to read this book? CLICK HERE to purchase it on Amazon! The kindle version is obviously the cheapest but it still inst too very expensive!
*There isn't any talk about making this into a movie...Yet. But so many of his books are turned into movies, there is no telling.
*Here is one of my favorite quotes from this book. I even highlighted it...(I usually don't make marks in my books at all...) "True love needed time to grow into something strong and enduring. Love was, above all, about commitment and dedication and belief that spending years with a certain person would create something greater than the sum of what the two people could accomplish separately."


Love Always,
Elizabeth

6 comments:

  1. Ooo I have yet to read a Nicholas Sparks book I didn't like! Adding this to my library list STAT!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. Let me know what you think when you are done! :)

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  2. I loved that book, as well! I think there's a second book that goes along with it. I remember reading both back-to-back. I think it's called At First Sight.

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    1. I actually am reading it as we speak! :)

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  3. Oh my goodness I'm obsessed with Nicholas Sparks! I just finished A Bend in the Road, and I'm so sad that there are no more NS books to read.... I have to find someone to replace him.

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  4. I am always looking for new book recommendations so I really appreciate this review! Side note: I bet Myrtle Beach is beautiful in November!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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