January 25, 2012

Review: First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky

First Comes Love
By Katie Kacvinsky
Hardcover, 228 pages
Expected publication: May 8th 2012
By Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Ages 16 and over!

Like his name, Gray is dark and stormy. Dylan, a girl always searching for what's next, seemingly unable to settle down, is the exact opposite: full of light and life. On the outside, they seem like an unlikely couple. But looks can be deceiving and besides, opposites attract.

What starts as friendship, turns into admiration, respect and caring, until finally these two lone souls find they are truly in love with each other.

But staying in love is not as easy as falling in love. If Dylan and Gray want their love to last, they're going to have to work at it. And learn that sometimes love means having to say you're sorry.

First Comes Love has crawled into my heart and will never leave. For such a tiny book, I had no idea it would make me feel the way that it did while reading it. It’s now days later and I can’t stop thinking about the two main characters.

First Comes Love is a beautiful story about two young teens who discover themselves through one another. Dylan lives in the moment. She doesn’t care what others think about her and she is a very adventurous person. She is not sure what to do with her life, but she knows sitting around isn’t going to help her. Dylan goes and stays with her aunt for a while and this is where she meets Grey, who is a loner and keeps his distance from everyone. He doesn’t have friends and doesn’t really care to make any. The first meeting between these two had me laughing out loud at almost every sentence. Grey thinks Dylan is crazy, and Dylan thinks Grey is her new best friend. It was hilarious!

I really enjoyed reading about both characters and watching them grow throughout the book. Grey has to be one of the hottest characters ever. I fell in love with him right along with Dylan. I felt every emotion they did. Kacvinsky did such an excellent job at capturing their emotions and putting it down on paper that it wasn’t hard at all to put myself in their shoes. Dylan changed Grey’s life, and Grey taught Dylan that love is worth everything. I loved every minute of it! The only complaint I have is that the one time I find a standalone book… it’s less than three hundred pages. I wish it was longer, but then I think about it and the way the story went and everything that happened, I honestly think adding anymore to it wouldn't have been a good idea. Everything was perfect! I really like the way Katie Kacvinsky writes.

I highly recommend this book! It’s a fast read that will leave you with butterflies and craving more!

5 out of 5 Stars!



  1. Ooh I was wondering about this. I haven't really seen it reviewed much so so far so good!!

  2. Great review! I have this on my to-read list. I will definitely pick it up now.

  3. Thanks for the review! First Comes Love was on my first W.O.W. pick and I can't wait to read it :)

    Candace @ Lovey Dovey Books

  4. A really great review! The characters sound great! I am going to have to pick this book up. Thanks for the review that helped make my mind up.

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

  5. I had no idea that Katie had another book coming out! I read Awaken and loved it! This is not the sequel, but I can't wait to read both!
    Thanks for the review!
    Alyssa Susanna

  6. I love it when you fall in love with the characters and feel every emotion. To me, the author has done their job. I love that there was a humorous first meeting. can't wait for it now!!


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