FFBC - The Promise of Amazing: Review

The Promise of Amazing
by Robin Constantine
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: December 31st 2013
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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.

My Review: 

Goodreads Rating: 3.34

My Rating: 4.0

First of let me start by thanking Robin Constantine for allowing us to host this blog tour, and for taking all the time and energy to answer all of our questions, and penning guest posts. We truly appreciate all the time she devoted to us. 

I really enjoyed this story because my high school days were very similar to Wren's. With the pressure of deciding what colleges to apply to and trying to figure out what you wanted to do with your life. I was also the "quiet," one during my high school days. Boy have things changed hahah. 

The Promise of Amazing was a great coming of age story with a mixture of just the right about of romance. There were plenty of comments to make you smile, and moments that made you laugh. Then there were moments that were just so cheesy, but just as good. Honestly I have to admit that I found myself more drawn to Grayson and his story more so than Wren's. I loved seeing how Grayson dealt his disappointing his family, and realizing that regardless of his failures his family did actually love him. I especially loved seeing Grayson interact with his half-siblings. There are some amazing side characters thrown into the mix, with some that you just love to hate.  All in all this was a fun, sweet and quick read that I recommend to others. 

Robin Constantine is a born and bred Jersey girl who moved down South so she could wear flip-flops year round. She spends her days dreaming up stories where love conquers all, well, eventually but not without a lot of peril, angst and the occasional kissing scene.

Her YA debut, THE PROMISE OF AMAZING, will be released in 2014 by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Thank you to our beloved team for making this event possible.


  1. So glad you enjoyed this one! I've been meaning to read it, but I've seen a few reviews that weren't so positive, so I'm not sure about reading it.

    - Aimee @ Read by the Undead

  2. Glad to hear that this one is good! I have been waiting for this book to come out for forever!
    Em @ http://theyabookbutterfly.blogspot.com/


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