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Friday, December 2, 2011

Review: Catching Jordan

Title: Catching Jordan
Series: Hundred Oaks # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Contemporary
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Source Books Fire
Release Date: December 1, 2011
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though - she leads them as the captain and quarterback on her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starring position on the team... and has her suddenly wishing to be seen as more than just a teammate."

First off, I like to declare my love for reading. This book is the reason I love to read. To read an author's amazing work of craftsmanship. To read a story from beginning to end. To fall in love all over again. I love you Ms. Kenneally. You are a genius!

Let me take a minute to catch my breath as well as my heart! This book is outstanding. Amazing! Simply divine! And I just want to read it over and over again! I have never laughed and snickered so much while reading a book. My hubby just kept on asking me,"Whats so funny?" I was smiling so broadly that even he wanted to know what is making me so happy!

Ok, so this book is just WOW! The characters in this book are so amazingly written. From the very first page, I snorted, laughed, and before I knew it, fell in love. Jordan is no ordinary girl. She is young, feisty, strong, and the quarterback of her state champion football team. I loved how well her character is. She is not someone to take crap from anyone yet she is stronger than most people give her credit for. I adore that her history gives her a well rounded back round for the reader to reflect on. 

The plot of this book really took me somewhere I never expected. The football field. I love the game talk, the guy talk, the dirty jokes, and mostly Jordan snarky remarks! She held her own in the field and didn't need anyone to stand up for her. She didn't get her feelings hurt, but instead stood stronger.  There was however a love triangle that I did not see coming. I expected one guy not two. Nonetheless, the triangle really made Jordan act like a girl and really evaluate  her feelings. There were some decisions of hers that I did not like but hey, when you are a teen you make plenty of mistakes.

This book is hands down amazing! Once you start reading you have a compulsion not to stop. To run out into the Friday night lights and see Jordan shine! This debut is my favorite of this year!  I can not wait to see what Ms. Kenneally write for her readers next!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. So glad you loved this. I can't wait to read it. I am especially interested in the football banter. I could care less about football, but boy talk is always fun.

  2. I loved this book too Savannah!And I was myself snickering so much that my fiance kept looking at me and asking about what could I possibly be reading to make me laugh so much.
    Nice review :)

  3. oooH Savannah!! SO happy you loved this too! Weren't the characters just wonderful? I LOVED them all they were so amazingly written! Yay!! :D

    Xpresso Reads

  4. I love your enthusiasm. It makes me excited to read this novel. I've heard good things about it, but haven't got around to reading it yet.

    I love when book can make you laugh out loud and smile as you read them. It's like a special gift or secret just for you.

  5. YAY SAVY!!!! This one absolutely blew me away too, I really wasn't expecting it to be anything different or special, but I just fell in love with it. And a certain someone who shall remain nameless so I don't give anything away:)

  6. Love the sound of the heroine. Love that you said you had to catch your heart. I'm sold. Gimmie! ;D

  7. A book that reminds you why you love to read?! Well, you can't go wrong with that. :)

  8. While I'm not a huge love triangle fan, I am eager to read this book because of the sports angle. There are so many YAs where the MC doesn't show any interest in anything besides their friends and love lives, so seeing a character with a strong drive, brave enough to face being a girl in a male-dominated sport definitely sounds like a book lots of teen girls need to read.


  9. I've been hearing so many great things about this book! I've added it to my list, OoOo thinking of it gonna add it to my Christmas list now lol. Thanks for the awesome review, makes me want to read it even more!

  10. Oh I love this book!! It is so different and so good. I just posted my review too.

  11. Reading this one now. :) Yay for sporty books! :)


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