The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Goodreads Stars: 3
Buy the Book: Amazon UK
The Reece Malcolm List is your average story with your average main character and average (and at times bad) writing. It's everything you look for when you want a light read for the beach or a car journey. It's definitely not a bad book, but I don't think it has anything that sets it apart from the rest.
Like I sometimes do, I have split this review up into two sections so that I can get my thoughts out properly and make sure I have covered everything I wanted to.
Things I Liked
- The growth of Devan and Reece's relationship.
I like how this relationship took its time to grow and change. The two start off not knowing each other at all, and by the end of the novel they are in a really good place. They struggle to communicate throughout most of the book and that is the main thing that prevents them from becoming closer. There are lots of secrets between the two of them, including why Reece never wanted to meet Devan before now. The only thing I would change about this is to have the relationship evolve more gradually next time. Everything sort of burst out at the end, and while that was great for the drama (but not so great for my heart), it made the climax feel very rushed.
- The ending.
Things I Didn't
- The excessive use of brackets.
- Devan hardly ever bringing up her father.
- The romance.
Overall, The Reece Malcolm List is just 'good'. There were multiple things that made me dislike the book, but the relationship between Reece and Devan - and Brad! - was just too good for me to say this book was boring. I was kept interested by that aspect, so I've given it a middle rating!