Thursday, December 25, 2014

Review: The Trouble With Flying by Rachel Morgan

Author: Rachel Morgan
Series: The Trouble
Genre: YA/NA, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2014
Format: Ebook
Source: Inspired Kathy
My Rating: 3 Stars
Summary From Goodreads: 
When nineteen-year-old introvert Sarah boards a plane to fly home after an overseas holiday, the last thing she expects is Aiden, the guy sitting next to her who's never flown anywhere before and refuses to shut up. Hours of random conversation later, they part ways. Sarah can't stop thinking about Aiden, though, and wondering if she made a terrible mistake letting him go.
Should she abandon her safe, predictable life and go in search of him, or would she be chasing a happily ever after that could never exist in real life?

My Thoughts

It's not secret that I'm a huge fan of New Adult, so of course I jumped on the opportunity to review The Trouble with Flying. How could I turn down a cute airplane romance? Things were going pretty well in the beginning until I realized that The Trouble with Flying had something many other books suffer from too- a weak, wishy washy main character. 
The plot was actually decent, albeit kind of cliche and run of the mill. Sarah is headed to South Africa where she meets Aiden on her plane ride. During their long flight, the two of them connect and become pretty close. After they go their separate ways, they coincidentally meet again at a family gathering. Of course things are never that simple, for Sarah already has a boyfriend, even though she doesn't like him. Why doesn't she break up with him then? Because she's one of those characters, the ones that don't do anything and just fret and flail around clueless. Yeah, I admit I wanted to slap her a few times. However, there is some character development near the end where Sarah has a sudden (and by sudden, I mean like "light bulb!" suddenly) realization about her personality and finally becomes less wishy washy. Thankfully the other characters were better. Matt is your typical villain of the story aka the bad boyfriend, while Aiden is the swoony guy who we all supposedly ship with the main character. I honestly didn't love Aiden, but he was cute and a good person. 
I really enjoyed the setting of South Africa and learning more about the culture. The language confused me in the beginning because I didn't realize it was written in British English or that there was a glossary at the end until I finished-oops. 
But overall, The Trouble with Flying had a good plot and was a fast, enjoyable read but suffered from a weak MC.                                                                                                                                                       
About Rachel Morgan

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Rachel Morgan is a South African author who spent a large portion of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making. After completing a degree in genetics, she decided science wasn’t for her—after all, they didn’t approve of made-up facts. These days she spends much of her time immersed in fantasy land once more, writing fiction for young adults and those young at heart.

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