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Monday, August 18, 2014

Zac and Mia Review

Like mid-summer I received an ARC from a giveaway I had entered on Goodreads. Needless to say, it's only an ARC in certain parts of the world. I was lucky enough to receive a book called Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts! It is a somewhat cancer story. Somewhat like TFIOS, but not quite as depressing with more outside issues. I'm attaching the summary from the Goodreads page because I suck at describing books without spoiling things accidentally.
The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn’t—couldn’t—be friends with her. In hospital different rules apply, and what begins as a knock on the wall leads to a note—then a friendship neither of them sees coming.

You need courage to be in hospital; different courage to be back in the real world. In one of these worlds Zac needs Mia. And in the other Mia needs Zac. Or maybe they both need each other, always.
Sounds cool, right? Plus they're Australian, so that makes things extra fun. I read this about a month or two ago, so I'm still going to base my review on here off of my one on Goodreads, but I'll probably change it up and be a tad more serious. OH, and this book is coming out somewhere near you on September 2! Not real long for you to wait now!

On Goodreads, I mentioned that I was differing between a 4 and 5 star rating. I went with 4, but I still really wish I could give it about a 4.25. I really enjoyed this novel. It was darling and everything I love in a book. I love the frustrating love and sad cancer stuff that is realistic, but honestly, it wasn't THAT special. I still loved it, and I totally encourage you to read it all, but I mean, if you only had time to read this or TFIOS, read TFIOS, but then again, totally read this over Seventeenth Summer. It just depends how much you love frustrating main characters and sad cancer lovers.

Although I loved Zac to death, he's my little baby, Mia really annoyed the crap out of me. She just whined and ugh. I understand you've got some issues and you don't want this to happen, but it did, so deal with it. She just has some running away and hiding from things issues. Plus her whole, "I can't deal with Zac, and wait but now I want him, but I'm not going to do anything about it but complain" made me want to kill something...most likely her. Just 

She just annoyed the crap out of me, but overall I liked the book. The epilogue helped with that. I loved the concept and everything. Mia is just one of those characters where you may love the book, but there she is flaunting her annoyingness! Okay? Okay.

Here is a gif to show you how I felt during a lot of the book:

(Mostly Mia's fault)

But, Zac, my baby. He's a sweetheart. I loved him to death. Seriously, he just made me so happy.

I just sat there with that proud smile all over my face until he made me laugh and I just tried to hug me book (Is there a gif of someone hugging a book? Because this would be the place to use it!)
I was just flaunting him around to everyone. Like Will Smith:

But wait, the end was beautiful. I might have honestly cried, I can't remember. This is how I felt:

BUT WAIT. THE PLOT TWIST. So now I felt like this:


But I seriously want to know what the heck happens after that epilogue. If somebody ever finds out, let me know because I'm dying here! It's just so emotional! It can't just happen like that!

The cliffhanger ending behind (that probably isn't even a cliffhanger because I don't think there will be a second book), I'm seriously SO FREAKING HAPPY I received an ARC of this book, and I loved it, so thanks ummm...Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for having an awesome giveaway! And thanks luck for lettting me win it!

Yeah, so bye guys. I'm going to play the national anthem at a Pirate game with my school's marching band, so yeah, talk to you later!

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