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Title: Knotted Roots by Ruthi Knight
Series: First in the Knotted Roots series
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Details: 205 pages, released March 26th 2013
Source: Bought on kindle
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Partying with friends and scoring a flawless tan is about all Roxie has on her list of things to make her Hampton's summer perfect....Her parents, however, have other plans and Grandma Betty's farm is just one of them.

Just as her life is in shambles and the quaint town is suffocating her, she meets Chase.

Somewhere in the mix of bummer summer and small town doldrums, he becomes the boy she can't seem to avoid falling for. Just adding him to the picture, her stay starts to get better, even if she knows it has to end with the summer holidays.

That is until Betty drops a life-shattering bomb. Roxie must make a choice that will change her life forever. What happens when a spoiled brat from New York learns the true meaning of love, loss, and forgiveness?

Can Chase and Roxie find a way to be together or is this just another summer romance?
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There was no knight in shining armor set on rescuing me, but there was a country boy in faded denim who loved me.
Ruthi Knight's debut novel Knotted Roots was a perfect summer read! If you are someone looking for a good quick YA contemporary novel with nice characters and a cute romance, then you seriously need to pick this up!

Knotted Roots is a story about a city girl Roxie who is forced to spend her summer out on her grandma's farm. Her life is perfect back home, she is popular, goes to all the best parties, and has her best friend Amber. Spending her summer on a farm away from her perfect life is the last thing she wants to do. But while at this farm she may come to realize that her life back home is far from perfect, and maybe the farm life is just want she needs...and wants.

This was a solid debut! I think Ruthi has released an excellent first novel and I believe her books are only going to get better! This book follows a storyline that alot of contemporary books do, spoiled city girl forced to spend time out in the wild or farm, meets a country boy that changes everything. While Knotted Roots does follow this storyline, the author made it all her own. This novel didn't completely revolve around the romance, yes the romance was a really big chunk of the story, but I felt the stories main focus was on Roxie and her developing and growing as a character.

Seeing Roxie develop and change so much as a character was probably my favorite part while reading Knotted Roots. When I first meet Roxie it was hard to connect with her as a character, she is spoiled, and not all that friendly. It took me quite sometime to warm up to Roxie, and I think that is why I had to bump my rating to a 3.5 instead of a solid 4. Although at the end I did really love her as a character, I still wish I would have been able to connect with her as a character earlier on in the story, but instead found myself detached and not caring so much what she was going through. Even with that being said watching her change was my favorite part of Knotted Roots, to see how much she grew from the beginning of the story, to the end was amazing. 

Moving on from Roxie I think anyone that has read Knotted Roots can agree with me that Grandma Betty, Chase, and Katy were awesome characters. Grandma Betty was probably my favorite out of everyone in Knotted Roots, she is so insanely caring to everyone around her, no matter if you are blood or not, and she is also a bad ass. I loved when she would tease Roxie or put her in her place. Grandma Betty was a very admirable character. Chase is Roxie's love interest, and I have to say the author made a perfect match with Chase and Roxie. Chase is exactly what Roxie needs, he is caring, forgiving, and patient. I found myself rooting for him right from the start, I believe anyone that loves a cute sweet country man is going to love him! Then last, but not least there was Katy, who I adored, we don't get as much of Katy as I would like in Knotted Roots, but thankfully I just found out that Katy gets her own novella called 'Hidden Falls' (which I am so buying and reading soon!) Katy was such a good friend to Roxie, even if Roxie didn't act very appreciative of it, Katy was still quick to forgive her and let the past be the past and move on. She was just the super sweet girl next door and I just totally loved her, and found myself wishing she was my friend!

Overall I just really enjoyed Knotted Roots and look forward to Ruthi Knight's upcoming novels (such as her upcoming New Adult contemporary novel Burn Out which comes out August 10th!). I believe fans of Sarah Dessen may enjoy Ruthi Knight's Knotted Roots. (:



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2 comments:

Becca said...

This sounds so adorable! I love the farm setting and that there's great character development. This sounds like a perfect Disney original film or ABC Family :D

melannie (: said...

I looooooooove this type of stories. I mean, I really hate the spoiled brats at the beginning but I like it when they realice the country is awesome.