Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Air by Lisa Glass

Title: Air
Author: Lisa Glass
Published by: Quercus Books
Publication date: 4th June 2015
Pages: 340
Genres: YA Contemporary/Romance/Sport
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the publisher.

What if a summer romance doesn't end in September?

Last year, one amazing summer was enough to turn Iris's world upside down. She met the boy of her dreams, the super-talented Zeke, and they set off on a pro-surfing adventure around the globe.

Now, one week in Miami could be enough to tear her life apart.

When Iris and Zeke take a break from competitions to relax on South Beach, Iris feels more than just the draw of the surf pulling Zeke away from her. Could following her heart be the biggest mistake she's ever made?

Summer is always fun, but it's even better when you have a new Lisa Glass novel by your side.

This time Iris and Zeke are in America surfing, promoting, and surfing some more. Gone are the bendy roads of Cornwall and the epic waves of Newquay; Iris's whirlwind adventure of an international pro-surfing career has just begun, and everything is changing... not always for the better.

Air has less surfing and more drama and, whilst I love the surfing aspect of the story, it was interesting to see what Iris and Zeke got up to out of the water. It was clear that their personalities had changed and developed massively since the first book, and it felt like I was catching up with old friends. It was nice being able to get to know them a little bit more.

There were parts that didn't quite succeed in holding my attention but, whilst I think I preferred Blue, I still loved many parts of this book. Iris was mature and responsible when it came to things like birth control, which is something I think should be more prevalent in YA fiction. You know I like it when authors mention 'taboo' subjects in their books. Iris didn't let herself be swayed by Zeke even though he was complaining about it which I thought was great.

And, if you didn't already know, Blue is currently in the process of being made into a film. How exciting is that? You have no idea how happy I am about this, and I can't wait to see it. I think it'll be a lot of fun and, hopefully, will lead to more people being introduced to the trilogy. Overall, I really enjoyed immersing myself in the surfing world again and I cannot wait for Ride which is released next year. These books aren't to be missed!

1 comment :

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