06 March 2012

Review- Charmed Thirds

Title: Charmed Thirds
Author: Megan McCafferty
Series: Jessica Darling #3
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Find it here: Amazon, Goodreads
Source: Purchased

Jessica Darling’s in college!

Things are looking up for Jessica Darling. She has finally left her New Jersey hometown/hellhole for Columbia University in New York City; she’s more into her boyfriend, Marcus Flutie, than ever (so what if he’s at a Buddhist college in California?); and she’s making new friends who just might qualify as stand-ins for her beloved best friend, Hope.

But Jessica soon realizes that her bliss might not last. She lands an internship at a snarky Brooklyn-based magazine, but will she fit in with the ├╝berhip staff (and will she even want to)? As she and Marcus hit the rocks, will she end up falling for her GOPunk, neoconservative RA . . . or the hot (and married!) Spanish grad student she’s assisting on a summer project . . . or the oh-so-sensitive emo boy down the hall? Will she even make it through college now that her parents have cut her off financially? And what do the cryptic one-word postcards from Marcus really mean?

My thoughts: 

The Jessica Darling series is one of my favorite contemporary series ever! So, of course, I could not wait to dive right into the third installment, Charmed Thirds. Before I started reading it, I scoured the reviews and surprisingly I found a lot that stated that they were disappointed with the book and that it did not live up to their expectations. Those statements could not have been further from the truth for me.

Even though Jessica Darling is her same moody, gloomy and sarcastic self, I believe she shows a lot of growth. She makes mistakes, she gets frustrated, she makes bad decisions and she learns that there is no easy way to do anything. It’s all part of becoming an adult. Knowing all this, I was still very upset when she made the worst decision of all! But then I have to realize that Jessica is not perfect and her boyfriend hardly talks to her while he is at his meditation college.

The decisions she makes that force her to live in certain places are absolutely hilarious and ironic. I was just dying with laughter. No matter what they go through, Jessica and Marcus will always be in my top 5 favorite couples. I need to hurry up and get book four and five because I must know if they live happily ever after!


2 comments:

TG said...

This is the next book I have to read in the Jessica Darling series. Glad you liked it - I'd read some of the reviews that expressed disappointment in Jessica, too. I think some people don't like to see characters they love doing bad/stupid things, which is understandable. But I think I'll still love Notso Darling, no matter what.

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

You know, I have NEVER read a negative review of this series. Seeing your review of the 3rd book made me remember how much I've been wanting to get into this series. It's SO on my TBR for the near future. :D

Thanks for the great review, Crystal!

Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

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