REVIEW: “Vince and Joy” by Lisa Jewel

vinceandjoy_jewelWow. Great book! There was so much going on… so many characters!

The book starts out with both Vince & Joy as teenagers, on holiday with their parents. They meet, fall hard for each other, and then are torn apart by circumstances beyond their control.

The book goes on to detail each of their lives — how they meet other people, and get into /fall out of relationships with them. It talks about the jobs each of them take on, and subsequently lose, and it details what each of them learns about life, love, and destiny.

The only thing I really didn’t like about this book was the coarse-language. There was a ton of it. And, it was heavier stuff than I normally will make an exception for. But, I really wanted to read this  story, so I kept going, and did my best to overlook the “colorful” words. And, I’m glad I did, ’cause I really enjoyed the story!

The British phrases & such were great. I have always been a sort of Anglophile, so anything that smacks of British life draws me in (I have British roots, so that has something to do with it, I’m sure). LOL.

The one main character, Joy, really drove me nutty in some parts of the book. She was so frustrating, and her one relationship too closely resembled something I’ve dealt with in my own life, so it really made me mad! But, that was just a small part of the book, and easily overlooked.

Overall, I’d recommend this. I read it in two days (despite it’s 500-page length!), so it’s a quick and easy read. And, it had a satisfying ending. 😉

Rated: A-

7 Replies to “REVIEW: “Vince and Joy” by Lisa Jewel”

  1. I’m so sorry I haven’t been around your blog for a long time. I haven’t been blogging much myself, but I just wanted to drop by and say hi, wish you a good weekend and a nice Easter (if you celebrate that) and apologize for being scarce.

    I am finishing my Master thesis and this takes up most of my time. Hopefully, by the end of May, I will be able to blog more and participate more around the blogosphere.

    I am still reviewing books from time to time on my blog, but I am not really active.

    I don’t expect you to come running visiting and commenting, I just wanted to let you know that I am very much alive and I miss reading and commenting on your blog very much.

    This is a personal message written to all the blogowner, whose delightful blogs I visit on a regular basis, but it has been copy/pasted. So if you find it on other blogger’s blogs, that is why.

    I look very much forward to be active again – and apologize once again for not being active the past month and not being able to be active for another month or two.

    Louise,

    http://louspages.blogspot.com

  2. LOL, Stacy — it WAS good! I couldn’t put it down! I was actually just telling my husband that, today…how I never read 500-page books in just a day or two (Twilight was the first exception to that “rule”! LOL). This is a new thing for me! But, man… just a good read! 😀 I’m happy I found it!

  3. Thanks for great review…sounds like something I would like to read, coarse language and all!! It had to be good if you read that many pages in 2 days!!

  4. I loved this book from start to finish. There were even points i couldn’t take the fact they are truly for each other and why they couldnt get it. BUT then its all about the waiting and then the final realization! So i was so glad that in the end they finally figured it out and stuck to it. I loved this book so much <3

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