Review: Night Owls by Jenn Bennett

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Book: Night Owls

By: Jenn Bennett

Edition published: 2015

By: Simon & Schuster

Goodreads description: Feeling alive is always worth the risk.
Meeting Jack on the Owl—San Francisco’s night bus—turns Beatrix’s world upside down. Jack is charming, wildly attractive…and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists.
But Jack is hiding a piece of himself. On midnight rides and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who this enigmatic boy really is.

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My rating: /5

When Bex meets Jack on a rare nighttime ride on the Owl, San Fransisco’s night bus, her world turns upside down.

Jack is amazing, beautiful and lights fires in Bex’s heart, but there’s something behind his gorgeous eyes.

As Bex and Jack get to know each other, they learn more about each other – and themselves – than either of them ever expected.

He laughed, stretching out his long legs beneath the squat table. When he did, his thigh bumped against my knee and then stayed there, sending a chain of warm chills through my nervous system that short-circuited my frontal lobe.
“Zen would tell me to embrace the middle pencil,” he said.
“Ah, the HB pencil,” I agreed, nodding.

“So boring, that HB.”
“You’re no HB. You’re like ten Prismacolors all at once.”

This one was a slow starter for me. It was mostly due to the fact that I was still in the world of Simon and Baz, but it definitely improved after the 1/4 mark.

I must have read about 3/4 of this book just today, once I got involved with the characters I couldn’t stop reading. But before I tell you what I loved about this book, I want to tell you about my only annoyance.

There was one, tiny, tiny part of this book when Jenn mentioned the possibility of the couple being in a long distance relationship – and slightly mocking the fact that it could ever work out. Maybe it’s just be (probably) but I just felt like she meant it as a joke – that it would be impossible. I’m no longer in an LDR, but not because of the distance. But to this day, I have this tiny niggle.

Aside from that, and on an entirely different note, this book is so touching and lovely, and actually quickly became one of my favorite books. Yep, it’s up there guys! It’s seriously one of the best books I’ve ever read, the plot is original, and even though it is heavily set around romance, it isn’t…bland, flat and predictable like some books are. Well, saying that, some of this book was predictable, but the little details are so beautiful. The originality is shockingly outstanding, and as you know, I love originality.

And no matter what annoyances I have about one line in this book, it is beautiful. Inside and out.

-Beth


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