Book Review: Making Faces by Amy Harmon

Making Faces
Author: Amy Harmon
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Released: October 12th 2013
Review Source: Purchased
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Ambrose Young was beautiful. He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She'd been reading them since she was thirteen. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have...until he wasn't beautiful anymore.
Making Faces is the story of a small town where five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. It is the story of loss. Collective loss, individual loss, loss of beauty, loss of life, loss of identity. It is the tale of one girl's love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior's love for an unremarkable girl. This is a story of friendship that overcomes heartache, heroism that defies the common definitions, and a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast, where we discover that there is a little beauty and a little beast in all of us.


Can I rate this book 6-stars trees? Because seriously it totally deserves it! I am still in a fangirl mode. I just cannot stop gushing about this book. It is brilliant, amazing, outstanding and simply filled with perfection. This is a must read. No forget that, drop everything RIGHT NOW and START READING. THIS IS ‘A HAVE TO READ NOW’ book. The smallest detail of this book is just thoughtful.

You know how The Notebook is one of those few movies/books that will forever stay in your heart? Well Making Faces is one of them. It easy made it to my top favorites of all times. My heart broke many times and I loved every single moment.

I am one of those that like to highlight my favorite moments; well I pretty much highlighted the entire book! The characters are just unforgettable! God, I love them all.

Fern, the awkward girl that grew into a beautiful woman. She poured her heart many times, making me cheer for her every single step. Little did she know she was a brave little thing! She was beautiful inside out. Her poems and words will reach your heart. She was wise at such young age.

“You act like beauty is the only thing that makes us worthy of love.”

I love how Ambrose is not just another typical hot character. He is soulful. He is one of those guys that do not care what his friends think of him. He just is and will do whatever he thinks is right. He is talented and truly worth of loving.

“… but in that moment he reached a whole new level of beauty, and Fern was left reeling and dazed that one boy could be gifted with so much.”

God he is amazing!

“He was a jock with a poet’s soul, and the heroes in Fern’s novels had nothing on him. Nothing.”

Although Ambrose is amazing, I couldn’t help it but fall in love with Bailey. My heart shattered with his story.

“Sometimes life seemed particularly unfair, unduly harsh, and beyond hearing.”

He has a disease making him weaker with time but this guy had the biggest heart and provided us a lesson that we cannot take for granted.

“He said Bailey had taught him to love and to put things in perspective, to live for the present, to say I love you often and to mean it. And to be grateful for every day.”

I just cannot put into words how much I love this book! You just have to read it to understand my feelings. Brilliant and beautiful doesn’t even do justice. Thank you so much Amy Harmon, for sharing such unique and unforgettable story!

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic review! I have heard nothing, but wonderful things about this book!
    However, I think it is going to break my heart at times and even make me cry, so I will be waiting to read it when I am extremely happy. Weird, but that is the best time for me to read this kind of story. It's on my TBB list though! :)

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