I received this ARC from Publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Locked by Parker Witter
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on 2014-08-19
Source: ARC from Publisher
It had always been the three of us, and then it was the two of us-Ed and August. There was not, nor had there ever been a chance of a Noah and August. And that was fine. Because the truth was I had known Noah forever but I still had no idea who he really was. Especially not now.
In this sizzling novella, one girl must choose between loyalty and love. August had the two best guy friends a girl could ask for in Noah and Ed. Then Ed confessed he felt more for her - and their new relationship changed everything. She had hoped it would be Noah that she'd end up with someday, but it's clearer than ever that Noah's just not interested in being a one-girl guy. When the small seaplane the three of them are on crashes, August finds herself injured and marooned on an island with ... Noah. Unsure of what's become of Ed, August and Noah do their best to not lose hope as they fight to survive on an island that is not as deserted as they first believed. But fighting the elements - and their attraction to each other - becomes a losing battle. Soon, a secret from Noah's past that could bind them to the island forever is revealed, and August must choose between giving into her feelings for him, or struggling to make it back home.
Looking for a quick but fun summer read? Locked by Parker Witter is just for you! I mean, it’s a novella so it clocks in at about 100 pages…. not a huge commitment for summer reading! I had been in a mega reading slump. Seriously… I haven’t read much all summer! After reading Locked I flew through THREE other books. It just really got me back in the reading groove! I loved that it was quick, got right to the story, and had the summer vibe I was looking for. Crushes, crashes, and kisses! I’m sold!
The main bit of the story takes place after August and her boyfriend’s best friend Noah (also her long-time crush!) are the only two people to wash up on a deserted island after a plane crash. Only, it’s not exactly deserted and things are not what they seem! I don’t want to spoil too much but I will say there are some supernatural elements in play. And the tension!!! Did anyone else survive? Are they looking for us? Will we ever get off the island? Will we ever kiss?!?!? You know, the important stuff 🙂
As I mentioned this is a quick read. The reader doesn’t get a ton of world building or depth. But Locked by Parker Witter is a fun and breezy summer read! Plus, it’s only $1.99!