Monday, July 27, 2015

Mini Reviews: Confess, and Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

Confess by Colleen Hoover

Published: 2015

Genres: Contemporary

What did I think?

I loved Confess just as much as I expected I would.  Judging from the other Colleen Hoover book I’d read, I had high expectations.   And I was not disappointed.  I really like Auburn and Owen.  Both were complex characters who had issues that they had to work through. 

I really liked seeing them get to know each other and grow closer.  And help each other with their problems.  Everything wasn’t that simple, though.  Like I said, there were many complications and things that always stood in the way of their relationship.

Another part of what made this book so real were the confessions.  Knowing that these were actual confessions from readers, made this book feel so real and yet also heartbreaking.  Because you know that Colleen Hoover didn’t just make this stuff up.  I also really loved how some of the paintings were IN the book.  This also really added to the experience of reading Confess.

Overall, I really loved these characters, and I wanted them to be together even when things got complicated or difficult.  Owen is such a sweet guy and I loved him, and Auburn is someone that you really want to root for.  Both have complicated or tragic pasts, and you want everything to work out for them.  This book was done in typical Colleen Hoover fashion, and I loved it.  


Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Published: 2010

Genres: Contemporary

I had wanted to read Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour for years now.  And I absolutely loved it.  I’m just upset that I waited this long. 

I absolutely adore road trip books and Morgan Matson.  So, it’s no surprise that I loved this one.  Amy and Roger are both such amazing characters and both characters develop quite a bit over the course of the story. 

The main thing that I loved so much about this book is their “detour”.  It starts out with a clear purpose, but really it is just a way for them to rebel, and to have a fun time.  They take turns picking places to go that they’ve always wanted to see and they go there.  It was amazing to read and see them in these new places or old places that they love. 

The pictures and things that they took and the playlists that they listened to being in the book was really great.  I just love it when authors do stuff like that.  It helps you to feel a little more like you’re actually on the trip with them.

I feel like road trip books provide the characters with so much time to get to know each other.  They are only together for a week, but it seems like so much longer.  They get to know each other really well and I loved their friendship.  I just love both of them (and I ship it SO MUCH).

This was really an amazing road trip/self discovery book and once again, perfection from Morgan Matson.  Her books just make you feel something so special that can’t exactly be explained.  If you’re looking for a great contemporary read, this is it.  



Let me know your thoughts on these books!


  1. Great reviews! I have been meaning to read books by these two authors and this post has just re-sparked my interest. I really enjoy reading contemporary novels and these two sound like books I will really enjoy.
    ~Chioma @ Blue Books and Butterflies

  2. I'm so glad you loved Confess! I've wanted to read that one for quite some time now, and hopefully I'll get to it soon. I must confess I'm not the BIGGEST Hoover fan--but I did LOVE Ugly Love. <3 Lovely reviews!

  3. I just knew I was going to love Confess but not really. I enjoyed it but I wasn't in love. I want to read ARED really bad. I'm glad to hear it was so great!