Lo-arna is a professional daydreamer who enjoys penning poetry and prose, usually of a romantic nature but occasionally dabbles in sci-fi and supernatural/horror.
on Nov. 07, 2015 :
My first thought when starting this book was to keep an open mind. I did not know what to expect from a story that was both a romance and suspense/mystery. If you are looking for a boring romance that follows the same pattern of many other romances, this is not the book for you. From the opening sentence, I was pulled in to Jazz's story. I was intrigued and ready to continue. And once I started, I simply couldn't put it down.
The author is extremely brilliant in weaving the protagonist's quirky way with colors into the story at important moments, so that about four chapters in, I finally understood why this book's title is "All The Colors".
And this book will make you feel all of the colors as you follow Jazz through a series of heartaches, love, self-discovery, forgiveness, regret and ultimately, letting go and moving on. You will feel the pink of happiness, the orange of optimism, the black of sadness, the yellow of hope and happiness... and many colors in between.
The story is fast-paced and delicious, with a very modern and unique prose. The main character, Jazz, is quite clever and the self-dialogues and thoughts that are laced throughout the story will make you smile and maybe even giggle at times.
Overall, the story is refreshing in a very Liane Moriarty kind of way, but with it's own twists and definitely the author's own unique style. If you enjoy being entertained and captivated by what you read, I highly recommend All the Colors. A definite must read for anyone who likes their romance to be served with a little extra something. This book has it. And once you start, you won't be able to put it down until you wipe your tears away as you reach the last page.
* I was gifted a copy of this book in return for an honest, unbiased review. The fact that I fell in love with the book is, in fact, the fault of the author's gifted writing. :)
(reviewed the day of purchase)