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ARC Book Review: The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine


Thank you to Balzer + Bray for proving me a arc copy through Edelweiss in exchange for a honest review

Goodreads Summary:

Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who’s always done what she’s supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.

Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how.

One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.


The beginning of the novel is hilarious. It sets the tone for the rest novel, although there are some parts in the book that weren’t my favorite, hence the 3.5 out of 5 rating.

The chemistry between Wren and Grayson is phenomenal. They are the reason I pushed myself to finish this book. The writing was good. In its entirety, The Promise of Amazing is not a bad book, but like I said, it fell short.

I really did not get the whole Amsterdam trip and the importance of it to Luke. Seriously. Every time Luke or Grayson’s other buddies appear, I would cringe and speed read the following pages where they were involved. I wish we would have seen more  the backstory of Grayson’s parent divorce and the importance of The Camelot to Wren’s family. This novel had so much promise, but it fell short from being amazing.

I still suggest you guys read the book. It’s not a bad book. There were several parts a throughly enjoyed and Wren and Grayson totally make up for it. 🙂

Also, I just loved Wren’s friends. I just wish we got to know them more. They were a hoot when they were on the page.

Rating: 3.5/5

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