Friday, August 30, 2013

REVIEW: ONE MOMENT by Kristina McBride

Title: One Moment
Author: Kristina McBride
Publisher: Egmont USA
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
Genre: YA
Reviewed by: Books4Tomorrow
Source: Purchased
My rating: 4/5


This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget.

Maggie remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party. She remembers climbing the trail with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below–dead?

As Maggie’s memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?

The latest novel from the author of The Tension of Opposites, One Moment is a mysterious, searing look at how an instant can change everything you believe about the world around you.


There’s not much I can say about this book. It was a good story with a few sad moments, lots of anguish and drama, and the “twist” or “secret” Joey kept wasn’t such a huge shock or noteworthy revelation, but at least it was something a little different for a change. The characters were relatively likeable, but again, nothing special. I finished One Moment in less than two days and if you don’t mind the emotional bits, it really is a quick, easy and straightforward read with a beautiful ending. I definitely want to read more titles by this author.


One Moment by Kristina McBride has 371 reviews on Goodreads. Read it here.



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