Friday, July 20, 2012

Brandi's POV of Callum & Harper by Fisher Amelie

Published December 24th 2011 
Life sucks for orphans Callum Tate and Harper Bailey.

Kicked out of their foster homes because they suffer the 'eighteen disease' with nothing but a hundred dollar check from the government and a pat on the back, they're forced to rely on a system that failed them miserably.

So they sit. They sit inside Social Services, waiting for their social workers to call their names and offer them the miracle they know will never come but they sit anyway because they have nowhere else to go, no other options on their very literal and figurative empty plates.

But as they sit, they notice the other. Although captivated, they each come to the conclusion that life is complicated enough without throwing in a boiling tension that can't ever be acted upon because they're both too busy thinking about where their next meal will come from but when their names are called and both are placed on a year long waiting list for permanent housing, suddenly relying on each other seems like a very viable plan B.

And, oh, how lovely Plan B's can be.

Well, except for the psycho from Harper's past that haunts her and, oh, yeah, there's the little issue that neither of them knows they're in love with the other.

Needless to say, Callum & Harper's life just got a bit more complicated.

“One day, you and I are gonna’ wake up and be alright. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but one day. One day. I promise you.” - Callum Tate--Goodreads


This was a wonderful story that I became addicted to as soon as I started. I must say I really enjoyed it and I fell deeply in love with both Harper and Callum. Was the writing completely perfect? No...Was it a really great story??? HELL YES!

Ms. Amelie is a new author, her writing may not be perfect, but then I must say YET..her writing may not be perfect, yet. I'm probably not even writing this review perfect! But I have no doubt of her talent and I see a long and prosperous future for her! She is an amazing story teller and the rest will come as she continues to write. I really, really hope she continues to write because I was very sad to let Harper and Callum go. I wanted to read more about them. I could have happily read about the rest of their lives!

So if you are still questioning whether or not to read this book, my answer is YES! Just feel free to lose yourself in the story!

I would also like to say that I have a lot of respect for Ms. Amelie and for her courage for including the religious elements in this story, not overdone, but very tasteful and meaningful. It takes a lot of courage to write and publish stories from the soul, and it's evident that her writing is from her soul.

Ms. Amelie has written a spinoff book, “Thomas and January.” I’m also equal parts excited and delighted to read this one.

Thank you Ms. Amelie for sharing your wonderful talent with me..I get it and I was moved..I look forward to getting lost in your world again soon!
As a side note, I would like to add that I had the very distinct pleasure of meeting Ms. Amelie at a book signing in Fort Worth, TX and it was certainly the highlight of my month. She is as lovely and genuine in person as her writing. 

Not only is Ms. Amelie a wonderful writer, but she has phenomenal taste in music! Her playlist features the following: Paper Tongues, Civil Twilight, Crash Kings, New Politics, MGMT, The Kills and Florence and the Machine to name a few.
Here’s the link to her playlist on GrooveShark: Callum & Harper's Playlist
I’m begging you to check it out; you won’t be disappointed I promise!

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1 comment:

  1. I bought this book on my nook a week or so ago, and I haven't read it yet, but reading your review I am so going to get to it soon!!


    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the book,crazed girl