The only person poetry-loving Cali Monroe hates more than herself is Logan Waters, the geeky kid who lives in the dorm building next to hers.
Ever since Cali's parents told her she would amount to nothing, she has felt entirely inadequate. Friendless and alone, she takes on the mean girl role in hopes it will make her feel better--and Logan serves as the perfect target. He infuriates her with his obnoxiously long lashes, his all too perfect dimpled smile, and his complete lack of personality outside of his intelligence. It doesn't hurt that he's part of the reason her brother is dead, either. So Cali hates him, and he returns the favor. Thus, their prank-filled, insult-driven rivalry is born, and torturing Logan quickly becomes the highlight of her life.
But when Cali's parents set them up on a blind date, she begins to realize Logan might not be as boring as she always thought. He shares her love of poetry, takes a sadistic pleasure in making fun of crepes, and he makes her blush when he calls her smile pretty.
And hey, maybe those long lashes of his aren't that obnoxious after all…
Two Roads is New Adult Romance about finding love, standing out, and learning to embrace who you are. It contains some language and mild sexual content.
I don't even know where to begin, so bear with me as my mind rambles throughout this review. Two Roads is amazing. It's emotional, yet funny and kinda dark at the same time. The subject matter is serious as it deals with the loss of a loved one due to suicide, and how it affects the survivors (family & friends). The comedic relief is a huge help in keeping the story light and enjoyable. It's clear from the very beginning what's going on between Cali and Logan, that underneath the pranks & insults are 2 people who are hurting and desperately need the other whether they want to admit it or not. The relationship between Cali and her parents has disintegrated to the point where the only thing they feel towards each other is anger and disappointment. It literally made my heart hurt at times b/c the characters seem so real and easy to relate to, you can't help but feel their pain.
The poetry theme through out the book really appealed to me. Especially since poetry was my main outlet during my Emo stage of life, also known as High School. So I completely get the concept of letting your feelings out in an artistic manner. This book touched me the same way Hopeless by Colleen Hoover did. It's just one of those stories that will linger in your mind long after you've finished reading. Who's characters and story line you'll be able to recall without even hesitating. This quite possibly may be my favorite read of the year. Yes, it was that good! I definitely look forward to reading more books from this amazingly talented author.
About the Author:
L.M. Augustine is a YA romance author who is obsessed with writing about dorky teenagers, love, and happy endings. He currently lives in New England, where he spends far too much time reading books and screaming at his computer, and he believes that the solution to the world’s problems can be found in chocolate cake.