Heart Waves (#1)
Review By: Courtney
Published By: KFR Communications, LLC
Date: June 1st 2012
Jenna Kingsley has a gift. She knows things. With a simple touch she can pick up personal information from jewelry or objects. While at a neighbor's party, a voice mesmerizes her. Jenna is momentarily frozen as a ring is placed in her hand. White electricity surges through her and a dire prediction is made. "It's like Romeo and Juliet. You're going to break my heart."
From the moment they meet Jenna is enchanted and entranced with Reece Walton. She’s thrilled to learn he’s spending the summer two houses away from hers. Every moment they spend together is magical. But she can’t get the prediction out of her mind. As the summer draws to a close and secrets are revealed, can Jenna get past the fear of being left with a broken heart to live in the moment with Reece or will her fear of being hurt fulfill the prophecy?
I will start out saying this book is amazing!! It blew me away, It's been such a long time since I've read just a young adult romance book and I'm glad it was this one. Danielle Sibarium has a way of stealing your heart and making you fall in love with the characters.
It was a easy read. It starts out with Jenna at a house party with her thoughts. Shes mad at this guy named Steve and has finally got a chance for revenge, she intentionally ruins his relationship with a girl by what holds in his future. When shes all said and done a guy comes up and places his ring in her hand and this is where our journey begins. She gets upset about what she sees and how she is in his future. Only things will end sadly so she storms out. Only he's this amazing guy who likes to play the Hero and man oh man is he great with the smooth talking. I would have melted in his arms :)
Jenna knows from the beginning that her and Reece are doomed to end, so she figures she'll stop it before it begins. Only he wins her heart in the end. His thousand watt smile and carelessness draws Jenna in. Hes drawn to her in a way hes never felt before, girls always chase after him, he's never had to do the chasing and I loved seeing him struggle and be surprised by her. Jenna is a very relateable character. I can see some things in her that were like me as a teen. I think every girl who reads this will find a part of her that they can relate to. She's insecure at times and has some trouble trusting Reece at times.
When they are together its the cutest thing, hes very protective of her and can't stand to be apart for more than a moment, but the summer is coming to a end and shes still in high school while hes in college. The drama in this book is on high. Grace (Jenna's Best friend) is a great addition to this book. Grace adds a element of comfort for Jenna and advice in dire situations. As the past catches up with Reece will Jenna still trust him. Is his past to much for her, and will knowing the future make Jenna give up hope for a ultimate action to change the reaction of their future??
Throughout this story we learn more and more about Reece, he's Mister Mystery and holds some dark secrets. An ex-girlfriend, a family who never meets his girl friends, best friends with a guy she hates (Mike) who dates her best friend, breaking Jenna's heart somewhere in the future, and then the hatred for a guy named Tyler. The ending left me emotional. We didn't get all our answers and are left blank wondering what is going on. I was a bit upset with Reece and wanted him to trust in Jenna to tell her what's going on and know that she wont run this time. We are left with questions and now I want to know more...Is Grace and Mike okay and is Tyler good or bad??? Can Reece be trusted??
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend to anyone who is interested in a light easy read. The book flows and is easy to stay with the story. It's very charming and makes you hopeful that everything works out for the best. There's not to much of a paranormal feel to it, and for all those people who don't like paranormal books, this one you can find an exception for. I think it's also a great read for teens in high school and even adults. I personally cannot wait for the sequel to this book and think that this series would make a great movie for young girls :) All in all I loved it and read it in a day. I hope you all enjoy this book.