This book caused me so much distress. I read it for the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon, and so I was basically reading non-stop until I finished. That meant that I powered through all of the drama, relationship stuff, and sad bits in just a few hours, and it left me mentally exhausted. There was so much going on in this book!
I don’t know about you, but I adore a good bit of drama. If there’s some scheming, bitching, fighting etc then I am SO there. In Where You Are, Graham and Emma are officially together (but hiding it for movie promotion purposes), and Brooke and Reid team up to break them up. Brooke is a total bitch, and her plan was brilliant. And it gave me a headache because I love Graham and Emma soooo much, so Brooke trying to break them up so that she could start a relationship with Graham was stressful!
Graham and Emma are AWESOME. Despite the drama and Brooke’s plot, there is little of that annoying ‘I can’t trust you, I’m never talking to you again’ stuff that is rampant in YA and television. Perhaps I am watching the wrong shows. Graham and Emma don’t break up for silly reasons, they actually work through their issues, and the issues that Brooke is causing. I thought they were adorable! Whether or not Brooke’s plan works in the end is a spoiler, so I won’t say anything about that. Just know that Graham + Emma = LOVE.
I despise Reid, and I don’t like Brooke that much either, but I’m looking forward to (presumably) seeing more of them both in the next book since they have a lot of development to go through, and I’m hoping that Webber can do their stories justice. I just want Brooke to be happy, and for Reid to grow the hell up.
The NA genre continues to baffle me. I’ve said it before but I shall say it again: I am not sure why NA is a thing. Between the Lines is the only New Adult series that I have read, so maybe it’s just this one, but it’s basically Young Adult. The sex scenes are mostly fade-to-black, and the only difference I can see is that Emma is eighteen and picking a college to go to in New York.
Where You Are is full of drama, sexy scenes, sexy men (well, just one: GRAHAM!!!) and bitchiness. I think it’s a great read if you’re in the mood for an entertaining contemporary novel, as it’s fast paced and really, really fun. If you don’t mind the headache you’ll get from worrying about Emma and Graham, of course.