Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Book review of The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence #1) by Jessica Sorensen


There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.

Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.

For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.

Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.

The first thing I have to say right now is that I fell in love with this cover! I know that book lovers aren't supposed to judge books by the cover but WOW! My feels every time I see the cover:

The second thing I have to say is that I LOVE NEW ADULT! I love this genre so hard! 

Onto the review, I adore this book! I've noticed a trend in new adult books and they're usually very dark, and that's what I like about them.  Not all stories can be rainbows and butterflies right? Contemporary books can sometimes be a little boring sometimes (I'm a lover of everything fantasy). So I prefer my contemporaries with a lot of drama and feels.  There were lots of moments in this book that hurt my heart deeply.  I don't want to spoil it for anyone but, my feels:

Kayden is not your typical football star, and I believed it.  Sometimes I find that it's difficult to pull off the all star athlete actually having depth.  Jessica Sorensen was able to pull it off without it coming off as cheesy. 

I love Callie, I love her relationship with Seth. My only complaint about this book was the ending. It felt as if the book didn't end. Not in a cliffhanger way but.. No ending? Needless to say I will be reading the sequel!


  1. Great Review - I feel so behind, like I am the only person who hasn't read this book yet LOL.
    I hate when books don't feel like they are wrapped up but good thing there are more books...

    Happy Reading,
    Elizabeth @ Blue Eyed Book Reviews

  2. I need to pick up the sequel ASAP. I've been dying to find out what happens next but I have a thousand books to read first. Great review!