December 8, 2011

The Probability of Miracles

Title ~ The Probability of Miracles
Author ~ Wendy Wunder
Release Date ~ Dec 8, 2011
Format ~ ARC
Publisher ~ Razorbill
Source ~ Around the World ARC Tours
Rating ~ 4.5/5
Summary: Dry, sarcastic, sixteen-year-old Cam Cooper has spent the last seven years in and out hospitals. The last thing she wants to do in the short life she has left is move 1,500 miles away to Promise, Maine - a place known for the miraculous events that occur there. But it's undeniable that strange things happen in Promise: everlasting sunsets; purple dandelions; flamingoes in the frigid Atlantic; an elusive boy named Asher; and finally, a mysterious envelope containing a list of things for Cam to do before she dies. As Cam checks each item off the list, she finally learns to believe - in love, in herself, and even in miracles.

A debut novel from an immensely talented new writer, The Probability of Miracles crackles with wit, romance and humor and will leave readers laughing and crying with each turn of the page.

My Review: This book isn't what I usually read. Or the usual book in YA for that matter. This book isn't different in a bad way though,it was witty, always entertaining, and uplifting.
     At the start, I didn't like Cam too much. She was too sarcastic for my tastes. Don't get me wrong, sarcasm is something I live by, just ask my family. But I don't do it 24/7, which Cam did. It's hard to feel sorry for a girl who just spews out negativity. Of course that sets up a very good opportunity for a transformation...Though I have to admit her sarcasm (though overused) was very complex and clever!
    The romance in this book was so sweet (and it also didn't involve a love triangle, score!). From the moment Cam walked in to the Lobster Pound asking the waiter, Asher, if she could adopt a lobster, you knew this romance was going to heartfelt, meaningful, and uplifting!
   I'm not sure which genre to place The Probability of Miracles in, though I guess there was a tinsy, tiny, little bit of fantasy about the town of Promise (everlasting sunsets, purple dandelions, wild flamingos in MAINE, ect). It was more a story and love and hope, so if you're a reader looking for a contemporary book with a drop of fantasy on the side, this book is for you! 
  Wendy Wunder's story really kept the pages turning for me, there wasn't a single dull moment. It kept me interested in the plot even though like I said "(t)his book isn't what I usually read". This book would interest a wide range of readers, and is something I think both genders could enjoy!
4.5/5
Cover Comments: Nice colors, I love the simplicity.
And the book trailer...

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for this review. I will have to check out this book!
    chaarmedone1512(at)aol(dot)com

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  2. This isn't my usual type of book either but I will give some thought to reading it after reading your review.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  3. Sounds like a book I would like. At first I didn't think so, when you mentioned Cam's sarcasm, but I do see how that allows room for transformation, which makes it interesting. Thanks for the review.

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  4. Well, I like the cover and the trailer. I feel you so much on the sarcasm thing, that's why I didn't like City of Bones

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  5. Thanks for reviewing this book! I was curious when I saw the cover... so I was very interested to hear your thoughts on the book. I may have to check it out!

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  6. Awesome review.
    This book sounds really good, I might get it for Christmas c:

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  7. Thanks for your thoughtful review.
    Do not read much Ya books, but your useful
    statement are changing my mind.
    Like that the romance is sweet.

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  8. I like your review.I was curious about this book and I do like contemporary novels.

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  9. Thanks for your review. I am always on the lookout for good contemporary novels. I wasn't sure about this one, but this review has made me want to pick it up.

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  10. I only recently heard of this book through a review read on another blog, but I immediately went and added it to my to-read list, where it will remain until I next go book shopping:)

    Great review!

    Sarah

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  11. Great review! I look forward to reading this!

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  12. Thanks to your review, I would probably pick this book up now. Normally I would have overlooked it. The title, the cover and the blurb wouldn't have hooked me if I'd seen it in the bookstore.
    Thanks for taking the time to tell me enough about it that I realize that it's got more between it's cover than what I'd initially judged it to be!
    Gena Robertson
    robertsongena@hotmail.com

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  13. I like books with unusual main character, and your description about Cam actually makes me intrigued, to read the extend of her sarcastic personality and about the change, and the romance. It seems like it's going to be an interesting read.

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  14. I can't wait to read this one. Thanks so much for the review!! It makes me want to read it more :o)

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  15. Wow! New book for me. Thanks for the review, excuse me while I dash off to add to my wishlist.
    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  16. This book looks so awesome. I really need to read more contemporary. I'm supposed to get it in the mail soon! It sounds funny and sad too with the cancer. It's so sweet to have a romance in the book, too! I can't wait to read it!

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