Thursday, 11 December 2014

Review: In Search of Sam

Review of In Search of Sam
by Kristin Butcher:
My Thoughts:

I have been in a reading slump for a couple of weeks now, stuck in a loop of bad book after bad book after bad book with seemingly no escape. In Search of Sam was exactly the type of book I needed to read to get out that vicious cycle. It was light. It was fun. It was a bit of a "nothing" read but it had great bunch of characters and a great storyline.

What I loved most about it was that it didn't really have a plot. That does sound a bit ludicrous but it meant that the story was more focused on the personal journey and growth of our protagonist, Dani and her struggle with the death of her father. I will admit that there was far too much dialogue and somewhat little action, but somehow it all worked and the outcome was well worth it. I loved the atmosphere and the "fuzzy feelings" it gave me. It was such a good, heart-warming book that I honestly just wasn't expecting.

There isn't really much more I can say about this. I know this was a rather waffly review but there really isn't any more words to describe this. It was a light-hearted book that was easy to breeze through. The characters were perfect. The story was engaging and beautiful. I would quickly recommend this to all contemporary fans and I will, most certainly, be picking up more of the author's future works.

Note: a copy was provided courtesy of Kristin Butcher and Dundurn Press through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was given or taken during this process.
First Line: Sam died on November 11th.
Series: none
Publication: June 16th ,2015
Source: Edelweiss
  4 star

If you enjoyed this,
you might enjoy:
Don't Let Go by Sharla Lovelace
Clarity by Loretta Lost
Rose by Any Other Name by Maureen McCarthy


  1. I am glad this book was able to break you out of the slump! Reading plenty of bad books consecutively is never a good thing :( I also think every now and again a meaningless book is perfectly fine and can be a good thing too. Great review! love the cover of this one <3

    1. I know right? I hate reading slumps and was s happy that this worked to break it. I agree. Meaningless books are often what helps with book slumps so they are worthwhile reading every now and again. :) Thanks Olivia-Savannah! Me too. Its gorgeous. :)