Saturday, December 29, 2012

Dual Review: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden

*****First ever YA Vixens DUAL REVIEW!!!***
AND a Giveaway!

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #1) 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.

[(New Adult Contemporary)**Mature Content** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.]

So we decided, that since we both read this, that we would do a dual review, but instead of reviews... we're gonna do some questions in the form of reviews! We both have a seperate review for this book, as well on the Facebook page & Goodreads!

We've also decided......
One lucky winner will get:
Ebook copy of  The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden 
from YA Vixens!!!

 Review Questions:

1. In 5 words or less, describe Callie, Kayden, and Seth.

Callie – shy, strong, resilient, beautiful
Kayden – deep, sexy, mysterious 
Seth – Hilarious, protective, trustworthy

Callie - Broken, Troubled, Brave, Reckless
Kayden - Sexy, Disturbed, Charming, Determined, Addictive
Seth - Quirky, Adorable, Nurturing, Playful

2. What are your favorite quotes from The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden?

“I just never wanted to throw them away. Even if they were broken, I still loved them.” - Callie

“I've never felt like this before, with anyone. It's against the rules of surviving.” - Kayden

“I don't know what you're being so cocky about girl,” he says. “Take away that push up bra, fake tan, dyed hair, and fancy clothes, and all you'd be is a slightly overweight girl with a really bad nose job.” - Seth being all protective <3

“In the existence of our lives, there is a single coincidence that brings us together and for a moment, our hearts beat as one.” - Callie


“In the existence of our lives, there is a single coincidence that brings us together and for a moment, our hearts beat as one.”

 “I can do pain. That’s the easy part of life. It’s everything else, happiness, laughter, love, that’s fucking complicated.” 

 “There is something about someone trusting you enough with their secrets that it makes it easier to trust them. It’s like they’re opening their heart and in return yours should open up to them, too.”

 3. What was your Favorite moment?

Kait: The challenge at the carnival.

Beth: There was so many moments that I could have chose to be my favorite, but I think the moment when Callie finally tells Kayden her darkest and deepest kept secret, would have to be my favorite.

4. Was there any one thing you didn't like?

Kait: Callie's inability to stand up for herself. I liked Callie, and hated what she went through, but I always have a hard time with characters who don't stand up for themselves.  

Beth: Hah! Besides the mega cliff hanger of doom!? I really hated what happened to both Callie and Kayden. I hate that Callie kept her secret to herself for so long, letting it basically ruin every relationship she could build with anyone. I would have liked to see Callie show more of her strengths, than being reckless... but that who Callie is. 

5. What do you hope happens in the second book[no spoilers!]?

Kait: I hope that Seth gets a man. And I hope that Kayden and Callie can help heal each other.

Beth: I hope to see a little more of Luke's story and to see Seth quirkier than ever with boy-toy in tote. I also hope to see Callie and Kayden working through and exploring  their darkness' with one another.

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  1. I'm hoping to read more than twenty books this year! I slacked a lot this past year because of classes and stuff. College is annoying. :p

    Thanks for the giveaway! (:

  2. Looks like a great book. I need to read this!

    1. I have over 100 new books to read...I want to read at least half of them. AND keep of the weight I just lost :)

    2. Congratulations on your weight loss!! :)

  3. This was such a beautiful book, right?
    I loved it! I agree with you guys. I wanted Callie to stand up for herself and share what she went through with someone.
    Great way to do dual review. I like that you answered questions. Maybe you could ask each other questions and just talk about the book and have transcripts. That would be fun.
    Sorry my comment is too long. :p

    1. We love your idea! We're thinking of doing a monthly dual review! So we're definitely going to look into doing this!!!

  4. Review more books :) Sometimes i just forget to do it because of college :c
    Thanks for the giveaway :D

  5. I really hope to read 50 books or something like that... alll depends on scheduling

  6. My "resolution" is to write more reviews.

  7. Review more books than I did in 2012 :)