Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Being Sloane Jacobs - Lauren Morrill

"I wish to be somebody - anybody - else."

Summary: A hockey player and a figure skater both running from their lives decide to switch places.

First, I want to say how frickin' excited I was that I got approved to read this from Netgalley! Morrill's first book Meant To Be took the number one spot as my favorite book read in 2013 (you can read my fangirl review HERE) so I had really high expectations for this book as it was my most anticipated for 2014. Unfortunately this book wasn't a hit for me! I'm so bummed that I want to cry because I really wanted to love it! I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads and it will get a 7 out of 10 on here even though it was just meh for me. Here are the things I did like: the cover (it's so pretty!), Matt, figure skating, and the writing. One thing I think Lauren proves is that she is a really good writer! I just didn't think this book was cute or funny like MTB. My favorite part was when Sloane Emily pulled the fire alarm to prove to Matt that she can be adventurous. That made me laugh! And I do like both of the girls and liked seeing them grow throughout the book! This book reminded me a lot of the ABC Family show Make It Or Break It even though that show was gymnastics. I guess I was just hoping that this book was just going to be as cute and aw-inducing as MTB. Even though this one wasn't a hit for me, I do still think everyone should try it and try Meant To Be as well! And I will definitely continue to read anything Lauren puts out because she is awesome!



  1. Bummed that this one wasn't a hit with you. I personally enjoyed it a lot. Sloane Emily and Matt were adorable and I liked them as a couple better than Sloane Devon & Nando. I need to read Meant To Be soon.

    1. I hope you like Meant To Be!! I agree that Sloane Emily and Matt were better. I wish Nando and Sloane Devon got more time in the book just to expand on their relationship.