The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day | Blog Tour | Review

Title: The Possibility of Somewhere

Author: Julia Day

Release Date: September 6th, 2016

3.75 Stars

Goodreads | Amazon

Description from Goodreads:
Together is somewhere they long to be. 
Ash Gupta has a life full of possibility. His senior year is going exactly as he always wanted – he’s admired by his peers, enjoying his classes and getting the kind of grades that his wealthy, immigrant parents expect. There’s only one obstacle in Ash’s path: Eden Moore – the senior most likely to become class valedictorian. How could this unpopular, sharp-tongued girl from the wrong side of the tracks stand in his way? 

All Eden’s ever wanted was a way out. Her perfect GPA should be enough to guarantee her a free ride to college – and an exit from her trailer-park existence for good. The last thing she needs is a bitter rivalry with Ash, who wants a prized scholarship for his own selfish reasons. Or so she thinks… When Eden ends up working with Ash on a class project, she discovers that the two have mor win common than either of them could have imagines. They’re both in pursuit of a dream – one that feels within reach thanks to their new connection. But what does the future hold for two passionate souls from totally different worlds?
The Possibility of Somewhere could not have come at a better time; I was in a deep deep contemporary reading place when I picked this book up. I made my way through a considerable amount of Young and New Adult contemporary novels over a short period of time, one of which being The Possibility of Somewhere.

I enjoyed the diversity between Ash and Eden, they were both from extremely different backgrounds, yet are both intelligent with similar aspirations. The relationship between Ash and Eden was enjoyable to see grow and develop, from barely speaking unless forced to in group projects, to sharing a clandestine relationship. They were a couple that I definitely liked, I wouldn’t go so far as to say they’re my favourite OTP, because that would be a vast overstatement. However while I was reading I wanted them to succeed in their relationship and overcome the obstacles in their way.

Speaking of obstacles, I understand that are people that view people from different cultures and races in the way that some characters did in The Possibility of Somewhere (I’m talking about the racism and prejudice), however it’s really not something I’ve ever experienced or witnessed. Therefore I found the blatant racism expressed by some of the characters an intriguing element to the setting, because really, how can people still think like that?! So I suppose part of the reason I liked Ash and Eden together was that they were pushing and crossing the racial boundaries (cliques in which people of the same race stick together) set within their town and school.

I also liked Eden’s friend, Mundy. She added to Eden’s character and therefore as a reader I was able to see the growth of Eden. While I did like Mundy and Eden’s friendship, I found that the conversation between them, and various other characters, was annoying. I was not particularly fond of the dialogue style, in my opinion it was rather stilted and appeared random at times. While it in no way stopped me reading the book, it did bug me.

I would recommend reading The Possibility of Somewhere, I think the storyline is important; a book advocating diversity and challenging prejudices.

If you’ve read The Possibility of Somewhere let me know what you thought in the comments!

‘The Possibility of Somewhere’ by Julia Day
3.75 Stars

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Monthly Wrap Up | August 2016

August has without a doubt been my best reading month so far, due to the fact I spent to weeks in sunny Cyprus doing as much reading as possible! I limited the amount of physical books I took away with me, but for the list of my top books that I took on holiday check out this post
Internet was extremely limited while I was away, so I couldn’t keep up to date on any social media or even Goodreads! My solution was to record every book I read, including start and end date; I now have a lot of Goodreads updating to do!
Anyway, here are the books that I read this August, as I’ve been away I haven’t got any reviews up yet for these books but I will be writing reviews! I made notes on the books I now just need to sit with my laptop!

What I Read

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Empress Orchid by Anchee Min

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

The Allure of Julian Lefray by R. S. Grey

Live Me by Celeste Grande

The Last One by Tawdra Kandle

The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Texas Summer by Leslie Hatchel

The Crown by Kiera Cass

One, Two, Three by Elodi Nowodazkij

A Summer Like No Other by Elodi Nowodazkij

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Currently Reading

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

As you can see I read lots of books, and while I don’t have reviews up yet you can head over to my Goodreads to see how I rated all of the books!

What did you read this August? Let me know in the comments!

Books For My Holiday | 2016

I’ve been storing up my Kindle books for my holiday. While I love reading physical books, they’re not the most practical when packing for a flight. Of course I’ll be taking some with me, but I’ve stocked up my Kindle to ensure lots of reading material and a bag that meets the 20kg baggage allowance!

The Kindle Books:

           

        

These are some of the books on my Kindle that I’m really looking forward to reading!

As for real books I’ve kept it relatively light with these four books:

        

These are all books that I’ve heard good things about so I’me excited to read them!
If you have any recommendations, especially for New Adult books, that you think I should read while I’m away then please let me know!