I’m on an Xpresso blog tour today for one of my favourite British NA series – The Uni Files Series by Anna Bloom. If you want a fun read that will make you laugh out loud; then I think you need to add this series to your tbr list pronto! And as an added incentive book 1 – The Art of Letting Go is FREE on amazon this week!
The Art of Keeping Faith by Anna Bloom
Series: The Uni Files #2
on 9th Apr 2014
Genres: Love & Romance, New Adult
Lilah and Ben. They are meant to be a thing.
Well they were. The best thing ever. That was until Lilah decided to teach herself a lesson, and let go of Ben as she learnt The Art of Letting Go.
Now it’s a new academic year, and Lilah has it all to play for and it all too lose as she battles scary lecturers, evil PR girls and her own inability to make the right decision at the right time.
Life has moved on for Lilah and her friends, and life off campus is more complicated than any of them would have guessed. As the reality of being second year students sets in and the study starts to build up, cracks begin to appear in the very fabric of their friendships. There is a chance that none of them are going to complete Year Two in one piece.Facing down her worst enemy: herself. Lilah has to try and change her own past mistakes when she realises that the only way she is going to get the future she wants is if she manages to learn The Art of Keeping Faith in herself.The Art of Keeping Faith is the second year in The Uni File Series and continues Lilah McCannon’s diary as she searches for love, tries to find and earn trust, and ultimately discovers who she is really meant to be.Sometimes the only way to meet your future is to face your past.
First Line of The Art of Keeping Faith:
“I stand and glare at the stage and all the people around me.”
My Thoughts on The Art of Keeping Faith:
Lilah and Ben are back! And with a bang! They have some huge battles to face in this book and I went through the wringer right along with them. They made me laugh, cry and swoon. But mostly laugh.
Lilah starts off the book as crazy as ever; she knows Ben loves her however as he becomes more and more successful as a pop star, it is hard for her to hold on to that thought at times. And Ben isn’t immune to jealously issues either. Which makes a long distance relationship hard. And it hurt as a reader to see them falter when you know they belong together.
However their sense of humour and Lilah’s determination to drink her way though the good times and bad times lighten those sadder moments. This girl is nuts! She makes me laugh at her ridiculous antics but she is also finally starting to grow up. Her love of lists is still there too and are always good for a giggle.
I love that the book handles some deeper issues too. Ben and Lilah mature a lot in this book. Especially Lilah, well let’s fact it, she had a lot of maturing to do. As funny as the book is, behind the humour and high jinks, are some sticky situations that feel very realistic.
The pace and tone of the book make it such an entertaining read. I know for sure I got some strange looks as I couldn’t stop giggling at times even though I was reading in public while waiting for an appointment. I would have been embarrassed but I was too busy enjoying myself to care.
Overall this book is a fun, easy read. Ben and Lilah are strong characters who know what they want and when they are together the chemistry just bubbles over. Their romance is one you want to get behind and is one that you have always have faith in which makes the title for this book perfect.
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Who should read The Art of Keeping Faith?
I’d strongly recommend this to folks who like lots of humour in their books, swoony romances and an English setting. If you liked Bridget Jones Diary or are a fan of authors like Sophie Kinsella; then I also think you’d enjoy this one.