Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Thomas and January by Fisher Amelie

 Thomas Eriksson thinks he has it all figured out.

"People crossed the street when they saw me. I’m not really sure why that was. I mean, okay, I might have looked a bit intimidating if I was being truthful with you. I’d changed since New York. New York represented a life that wasn’t real, not truthfully, anyway. No, New York was the “young, immature, in love, idiot" side of Tom. The “Tie-Dye Tom of New York City” didn’t exist anymore. Tie-Dye Tom was dead."
January Mac Lochlainn thinks she’s her own worst enemy.
"I quit Berkeley. Threw away a full scholarship. Plans, you ask? What plans?"
But they’re both wrong.
Tom approached me slowly and met me under the light on the stone walkway. He leaned over me so closely, my neck craned to see his face. His expression was one of confusion as he studied my own.
“What is it about you?” he asked me.
I gulped. “What do you mean?” I whispered, closing my eyes and swallowing again, my breaths becoming laboured.
He lifted his hand and dragged the backs of his fingers across my jaw so lightly I barely felt them, but they made me feel dizzy all the same.
“How can you be this extraordinary, January MacLochlainn?” He leaned closer, a look of pure frustration and anger lit his eyes and pressed his lips. “And why couldn’t I have met you before I realised I didn’t want anyone...ever?”
Life for Thomas and January will never be the same again...whether they like it or not.

Beautiful cover, beautiful book! I did get a little confused as I haven't read Callum and Harper but it was still a great read!

What I loved:
  • Thomas- If I had been a good reader and book blogger I would have read Callum and Harper first and known Thomas' back story.... It was explained well but the changes in his personality would have been more meaningful! I appreciated his self deprecation, he obviously couldn't see what everyone else did!
  • January- I loved how spunky she was! She was devoted to her dreams and made a successful career out of it!
  • January's family- Children named for the months? Brilliant idea. Protesting over dramatic lawyer parents? So fun! Grandma Betty was a great character who welcomed January's future plan with open arms- perfect grandma!
  • Ending- Loved the ending! It resolved Thomas and January, everyone was happy and it felt like it showed a bit of Callum and Harper too!
  • Music and Plot- I loved how music was interwoven with the plot. I actually felt like I would of listened to a playlist and enjoyed it with this book- it was such a part of the story and the journey.
What I didn't love as much:
  • Jonah- So sneaky and underhanded! If you aren't good at scouting music than don't be a scout!
  • Length- I would have loved to read more about January's family, the music business or all of it! I just wanted it to be longer!

Once I finish up all my current reads I will be buying Callum and Harper asap- Thomas and January was such a quick good read with very few faults!

Have you read Callum and Harper? Did I make a book blogger error in not reading it first?
Much Love!


  1. I really want to read this one now! I should probably read Callum and Harper beforehand if it was a bit confusing. And I agree, that covers amazing!

    1. Please do! I cannot reccommend it enough! I would suggest Callum and Harper first :)
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