Release Date: August 2nd, 2012
Finished Date: August 14th, 2012
Publishers: Simon & Schuster
Source: For Review
The Review: Love at Second Sight was a book I'd never heard of until I went to an Simon & Schuster event back in July, and luckily enough, I managed to snag a copy. It's my first book by author Cathy Hopkins and I must say, it definitely won't be my last.
The story follows the life of teenager Jo, who so far has been quite unlucky in love. All of her friends have boyfriends and she's sick of feeling like a third wheel and despite Jo's protests, her friends drag her to see a clairvoyant. Once there, the clairvoyant tells her that her true love is someone from her past live when she worked as a governess. Jo doesn't believe a word she's told because really, how can someone have a past life let alone a soul mate? However, Jo's friends won't let it lie and soon start a uncovering all the details about her past life. Can this all really be true? And will Jo find her one true love after all?
Love at Second Sight is such a cute and fun read. I literally read it within about 24 hours and once I started it, I found it a very addictive read. It was very easy to slip into these characters lives and experience everything they were experiencing because Cathy Hopkins make it a very vivid read. I could easily imagine myself walking through Camden Market and going to the fair. But what I liked most about this story was the journey the characters took to find Jo's past love. It was very exciting and it was really interesting to discover how you would go about finding a long lost loved one or even relative.
The love interests in the story really where a hard choice. I liked all three of them. Don't worry, there's no love triangle's in the story. It's simply Jo having to choose who she thinks is her soul mate. All three of the boys were great but it was pretty clear from the start who she was meant to be with.
Now Jo, I really liked. She's had some hard times with her father passing at a young age and that really effects how she is now. She goes to therapy and if anything, that helps her more than she willing to admit. Her relationship with her friends mean everything to her and even though they have their silly arguments, they push and support each other into doing the right thing. I loved the connection they all had and even the girls boyfriends, were fun too.
Overall, Love at Second Sight is a story about a lost love, second chances and destiny and I really enjoyed it. If you're looking for the ideal summer read, then this is the book for you.
A big thank you to Simon & Schuster UK for giving me the opportunity to review this book.