marți, 30 iulie 2013

Blog Tour: Waiting for the Storm by Marie Landry(Review)

Waiting for the Storm by Marie Landry
Publication date: April 9th 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary


Charlotte O’Dell knows this summer is going to suck. Her beloved mother just died, her sister hates her, and her dad has completely checked out. Fulfilling her mother’s final wish, the family heads to Angel Island for the summer to stay in a beach house her mother once loved.

After a year of being shut away taking care of her mother, Charlotte is numb and practically afraid of her own shadow; she hopes going to the island will give her the time and space she needs to begin healing, and an opportunity to bring her family back together. When she meets her mysterious neighbor, Ezra, it doesn’t take long for Charlotte to confess the issues she’s developed. Ezra begins giving Charlotte assignments to get over her fears, and although she accepts his tasks, all she really wants is to be with him. When she’s with Ezra, she’s able to forget the hollow ache in her heart and the fact that her family is falling apart. But Ezra has secrets…

Can Charlotte pull what’s left of her family together, mend her broken heart, and allow herself to fall for Ezra? Or is it all just a storm waiting to happen?


When someone important to you dies,you know you will never be the same.When you took care of that person until his/hers last breath that is something you'll never forget.The memories remain and life goes on.That's what Charlotte O'Dell learned after one year of taking care of her sick mother.

Charlotte's life changed after she found out her mother was sick.She did everything she could to take care of her,but after one year her mother died.Charlotte and her family decide to fulfill her mother's last wish,something that turns out to be the best thing they could have done.

This one of those books who will make you want to know more-to know what will happen with Charlotte or her family.It wasn't easy and there were a lot of hard moments,but the way the author wrote about Charlotte's feeling -how she did everything she could help her father and sister,that she was strong enough to move on even if she was afraid of a lot of things.She was strong and that's why admired her the most.Painful,but that's how life works.

Charlotte was strong and i liked that,in a way i understand perfectly what she's been through,but when she met Ezra everything changed .And i really,really,really liked the way things turned out.It was perfect.Mainly because Ezra was such a nice guy and he was perfect for Charlotte.

Sometimes you need help to realize that what you're doing is wrong or good.Sometimes you have to let someone help you,someone who can open your eyes and make you believe that you've done everything you could and that you have to move on.That someone for Charlotte was Ezra.

This book was about a family whom are trying to recover after losing someone important.Step by step,but it wasn't easy.What i hated the most was how Ella treated Charlotte,like everything that happened was Charlotte's fault.And it wasn't.All Charlotte tried to do was help and because of her everything was better.

Honestly,i liked the book.I liked how Charlotte slowly started to heal,to have fun again-to live again.I liked the scene when Ella realized that she was wrong.And when Charlotte's father started to be a father again.But what i like the most was how Ezra and Charlotte were when they were together.Perfect.

This is a must read!You have to read this book!


Marie Landry is the author of BLUE SKY DAYS (contemporary YA—January 2012), UNDRESSED (a collection of short erotic romance stories—October 2012), THE GAME CHANGER (chick lit—November 2012), and WAITING FOR THE STORM (contemporary YA—April 2013). Marie has always been a daydreamer; since early childhood, she’s had a passion for words and a desire to create imaginary worlds, so it only seemed natural for her to become a writer. She resides in Ontario, Canada, and most days you can find her writing, reading, blogging about writing and reading, listening to U2, or having grand adventures with her two precious nephews. For more on Marie and her books, please visit or check out her book blog Ramblings of a Daydreamer (

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SweetMarie83 spunea...

Thank you for being part of the tour and for the nice review, Oana! :-)