15 February 2010

Review: Perfect Fifths By: Megan McCafferty

Title: Perfect Fifths
Author: Megan McCafferty
Publisher: Crown, 258 Pages (April 14th 2009)
From: Amazon

Synopsis: Old flames are reignited in the fifth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Jessica Darling series.

Captivated readers have followed Jessica through every step and misstep: from her life as a tormented, tart-tongued teenager to her years as a college grad stumbling toward adulthood. Now a young professional in her mid-twenties, Jess is off to a Caribbean wedding. As she rushes to her gate at the airport, she literally runs into her former boyfriend, Marcus Flutie. It’s the first time she's seen him since she reluctantly turned down his marriage proposal three years earlier–and emotions run high.

Marcus and Jessica have both changed dramatically, yet their connection feels as familiar as ever. Is their reunion just a fluke or has fate orchestrated this collision of their lives once again?

Told partly from Marcus’s point of view, Perfect Fifths finally lets readers inside the mind of the one person who’s both troubled and titillated Jessica Darling for years. Expect nothing less than the satisfying conclusion fans have been waiting for, one perfect in its imperfection. . . .

Review: 3.5 Stars - It's hard for me to write this review. The fourth book and now this book just fell a little flat to me. I understand that characters need to grow and with that growth comes change in who they are and how they act and react to the people around them. It's just that these characters - Jessica and Marcus felt like such different people that I didn't even feel like I was reading the same series.

I loved the first three books. Loved them with a capital "L" even, and then with book four I felt let down and even a bit confused. Knowing that this would be the last in the series I knew I'd read it no matter what to see where our two main characters would end up.

Jessica and Marcus have had a crazy relationship to say the very least. The up's the down's and all the crazy parts inbetween. I was in many ways happy with the outcome and where the end of this series took us. I felt closure with things. I just think that it was a bit short or rushed even. I loved all the dialogue between Jessica and Marcus, their happy crazy banter was always a huge sell for me and their story. It was nice to have such a large part of this book be devoted to just that. It was for this reason alone that I gave this the rating that I did. Plus, they felt more like the Jessica and Marcus I knew and loved in the first three books.

It's always sad when a series of books come to an end and with this it all felt right. Felt like a great place to leave these two and without giving anything away to anyone, I'll just leave it at that.

If you've read any of the other books in this series, it's well worth the reading the final book. I think everyone will be happy to see what unfolds throughout for Jessica and Marcus. Enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. The fourth book fell flat to me, too. I didn't enjoy it even close as much as I did the first three. But I thought she ended the series very well with this fifth book and it's exactly where I thought she should have ended it. I enjoyed this book a lot and am glad you enjoy this series as much as I do.

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