First Comes LoveBy Katie Kacvinsky
Publication Date: May 8 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (
Pages/Format: 208; Hardcover & e-book
Source: ARC (Publisher); HC (Author)
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.
Gray is numb. With his family falling apart from tragedy and all his hopes and dreams crushed, he lives a monotonous life. So, what’s a guy to do when a quirky, optimistic girl blocks his path and cajoles him into personal tour guiding? He uneasily pushes through grief and explodes into a world full of feeling and learns how to really live.
First Comes Love awakened the butterflies in my heart, mind, and soul. Not one person who reads this story can say they are untouched by Katie Kacvinsky's ability to put life into her creation. Readers will fall hard and fall fast for Dylan and Gray while rooting for their love to reach its full potential.
“You leave a longer impression when you’re brave enough to stand out.” ~Dylan
Katie Kacvinsky unleashes a carefree girl whose outlook on life is infectious. Dylan is not just a female lead to be admired, but someone who can really brighten anyone’s day with each unique thought. Dylan is confident and a force to reckon with.
“People try so hard to be accepted, they turn into a walking stereotype.” ~Gray
Gray, with his enigmatic personality, is the king of snark. Despite his unreasonable attitude, his observations of life and Dylan are realistic. His attitude is what you’d expect from a rebellious teen who hates the world, but he gives off humorous vibes that will have you smiling days after you’ve finished reading the story.
Gray and Dylan. Dylan and Gray. Theirs is a story you’ll never want to end, but when it does you’re left with a soaring heart and mile wide grin.
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