Utterly Beautiful! The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

Posted 19 August, 2013 by Danny in Blog, Danny, Danny's Book Review / 20 Comments

Utterly Beautiful! The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

The Infinite Moment of Us

by Lauren Myracle (Website, Twitter)
Published by Amulet on August 27th
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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4.5 Stars
For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now... not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know what they are?

Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie—at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.

And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them...

Sexy, romantic, and oh-so-true to life, this is an unforgettable look at first love from one of young adult fiction’s greatest writers.

Promised to utterly cute and romantic I couldn’t pass on this one. Excited and in the mood of a wonderful romance I couldn’t get my hands fast enough on this one as soon as I got a copy.

Wren and Charlie – Souls Made of Each Other…

This is the story of two kids who will experience love for the first time. Real, soul touching love, not just a first crush but two people who find each other and learn what love truly means.

Told from both POV gave us insides into both Wren and Charlie’s feelings, insecurities and made it easy to connect with both. Even more, we were falling in love with them just together with their growing feelings. It was beautiful.

And… when one of them screwed up, which simply is inevitable – we felt for both of them, we felt both of their heartbreak and betrayal. I think this was also something that stood out in this novel, for me it was easy to connect with both of them, not having favourites not loving one more than the other. Both had some moments of utter stupidity, but remembering their age, I understood and could relate.

Soul Touching Love

the love and the romance was… incredibly beautiful and so touching and moving that it was just perfect! If you know me a little, you know how much I crave romance in books, so Infinite Moments of Us was just the perfect book for me! This love story went deeper than the usual crush we find in YA literature, it was more of a soul touching love that might last forever.

The beginning felt like normal Teenagers when they start to date, but soon they are just a sweet loving couple and do all the things like dating and going out. But underneath was always this all consuming love, which frightened them but simply was there.

“You’re my home, Charlie. Thanks for finding me.”

What I also loved was the maturity of this story. This book was definitely aimed at older YA as Wren and Charlie also experience their very first time and not just talk about sex, but actually having sex. I loved the way it was handled as it felt absolutely perfect and  real for me. They are both 18 so Sex is a natural addition and I’m happy it was not completely left out, but being a vital part of this story.

“I didn’t think love existed until I met you. I thought it was something people made up.I thought people who believed in love were either lying to me or themselves. But then you came along…”  

So Different, Yet so Right for each other.. .

Wren and Charlie are so different, come from different backgrounds and had different demons to fight. But despite their differences their love made them strong, even if they both struggled, especially with their incredible different upbringing.

Wren being the protected only child, while Charlie being in a foster family with a mother who treated him horribly as a child. But each one struggled, each one is having problems on their own – but they are there for each other and face it together.  They just need to learn that sometimes being together means also letting the other help. Yes, both had to learn and both needed to grow with each other to be truly together.

Bewitched Rating

Rating 4.5

Bottom Line

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle was a soul touching story of two teens falling madly and deeply in love with  each other. It was a story of real and true love, that goes beyond a teenage crush and know no boundaries. I was moved, touched and loved every second of this story. Readers, who love a romantic love story will fall for Wren and Charlie just like I did!

 

New Adult contemporary 

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20 Responses to “Utterly Beautiful! The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle”

  1. I have this coming up soon to read and I was a little wary after all the mixed reviews. Your review has given me a little hope.
    The romance sounds so perfect and I like how you fell equally in love with both characters and you didn’t prefer one more than the other.
    This will be my first Lauren Myracle book, so I hope it doesn’t disappoint me.
    Lovely review, Danny!
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  2. We talked about this one Danny and you told me I should read it, I think you might be right! It sounds gorgeous and romantic and I love that it’s written from dual POVs. Dual POVs just work so well for me, especially in a romance situation. *shakes fist at you though* There are so many books in my TBR pile, I don’t need another one, but you have me thinking I can’t miss this!

  3. This sounds so beautiful! I love that the romance goes above and beyond and really impacted you that way. Soul mate love is the best 🙂 I’m probably going to get this — a lot because of your review and then because of that cover. Sooo pretty!

  4. I need to read this one. A sweet soul touching romance sounds like a perfect way to end the summer. I thought I had a copy of this for review but when I checked, I didn’t… Boo!

  5. Honestly, I used to always despise contemporary. Then, I read a few amazingly awesome Ya contemporaries and totally changed my mind about the genre. I know for me to want to read it, it has to have a REAL love, not just instantly they love each her, and I need to feel. The chemistry. Sounds like this has all those things <3
    Definitely adding to my TBR.
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    Awesome review Danny!! I thought this book sounded AMAZING, but then I didn’t read it because I read a lot of iffy reviews (like 2.5 / 3 stars). It made me nervous! Now I’d totally give it a try though if my copy wasn’t currently 5,000 miles away O_O

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