This will be quick: to say I loved this book would be an understatement. Reasons below.
- This is hands down the best Jennifer L. Armentrout’s New Adult book. And trust me when I say this, because I have read all of her NA books. All of them.
- Wait for You was my first all-nighter. And one of the few I have ever pulled.
- Cameron’s character redefined what swooning was for me. And honestly? He also highered my expectations from men in real life.
As a little bit of background, I can tell you that I ab-so-lu-te-ly fell in love with JLA’s Lux series and that I even read the Adult/NA spin off called Obsession. So, whether we are talking about JLA’s Young Adult or New Adult work, we can state at this point that I have more than loved everything this woman writes.
Wait for you is no exception and a page-turner from beginning to end. I just couldn’t stop reading. I couldn’t get enough.
My short summary of the story…
Trying to put behind what happened 5 years ago, Avery decides to move across the country to get a fresh start in college and life. Unfortunately for her – and eventually fortunately – the first day of lectures she bumps into Cam, literally. Since the moment he lays eyes on Avery, Cam sees something really special in her. Leaving aside all her social awkwardness, she is different from the rest. But she is also keeping secrets, so as their friendship seems to grow into something else Avery keeps shutting Cam out. And Cam keeps trying to find his way into her heart.
Where do I start? After reading so many fantasy YA books, I started to get the feeling that love only grows stronger when overcoming extreme situations. The “after all this time believing we were siblings now we can love each other” or the “I could not love you because I am from another planet and I’ll put your life in danger” type of things. But love can grow stronger when overcoming daily adversities. Love can develop as stronger overcoming just life.
While reading this story, it seems quite obvious since the beginning that Wait for you tackles the topic of rape and sexual assault. Unfortunately, this is an issue very much present as much as we don’t seem or like to think about it. JLA draws the story focusing on the after, on the getting on with your life part. Through Cam’s character she shows us that there is a perfect someone out there that will pick up the broken pieces and put them back together. Someone to fight side by side, someone that will understand, and more specially, someone that will wait. Cue to heavy sigh after Cam enters the room.
In less words…
Absolutely swoon inducing and a total page turner. If you chose to read it – which you totally should – this book will make you smile, swoon, sigh and it will most certainly move you. And turn you into a puddle of feels.
Also! If you liked Wait your you, there’s the story from Cam’s pov, Trust in me. Just a heads up, if you decide to pick it up be ready for even more feels, drool and swoon.
The Bibliothèque rating: 5/5