Tuesday, August 25, 2015

5 STAR REVIEW--- Until Friday Night (A Field Party Book 1) by Abbi Glines


The first novel in a brand-new series—from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Abbi Glines—about a small Southern town filled with cute boys in pickup trucks, Friday night football games, and crazy parties that stir up some major drama.

To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.

Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.

As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.

West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…


I am not going to lie, I was so dang excited about this book. I couldn't wait for it to be released. Anything Abbi Gline's writes, it's so hard not to consume instantly. That's exactly what happened in his new book, Until Friday Night, the first book in her new and highly anticipated Field Party Series. 

Until Friday Night follows the devastatingly broken, Maggie on her next step in life after tragedy consumed her entire being. Because of the demons of Maggie's past, she doesn't speak.. to anyone! Having to move in with her Uncle & Aunt for her senior year was the last thing she wanted to do but Maggie is just seamlessly existing in life, not living. 

West Ashby is the same. He has his passion for football but that's it. And that only exists because of his dad, someone who in the near future will no longer be with West His mentor & hero is dying from cancer and West is dying (metaphorically) right along with him. When West sees the beautiful silent girl, everything changes for him. He sees inside her, sees her brokenness and decides that maybe sharing his pain and heartbreak with someone isn't so bad. 

West is everything Maggie doesn't need but after a chance encounter with the broken boy, she realizes he may be everything she wants..

This book, man this book. I devoured it. I consumed it. And I felt every emotion that is possible in the realm of emotions. For me, this may have been Abbi Glines best work to date. It was that good. West drove me absolutely crazy at times. He was what you expect every single boy in his teenage years to be like, consumed with females, football and friends. I loved that Maggie was his game changer! She to me, was that breath of fresh air that every hero need.

Abbi Glines writing was everything that makes her an amazing author. I couldn't put this down. I read it in one sitting... My only complaint! I wished this book was longer, so much longer because I wanted so much more of Maggie, West and the people from the Field!

5 STARS!!!

About the Author:

Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. She has a new YA series coming out in the fall of 2015 titled The Field Party Series . She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.

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