Book Review: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now... not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know what they are?

Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie—at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.

And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them...

Sexy, romantic, and oh-so-true to life, this is an unforgettable look at first love from one of young adult fiction’s greatest writers.

Release Date: August 20, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Source: NetGalley

First love is one of my favorite things to read about, and The Infinite Moment of Us was a beautiful story about first love.  I love reading about two young adults falling in love, because it brings back those same feelings for me.  Wasn't falling in love for the first (or second) time such a magical thing?  Lauren Myracle captures that all-consuming feeling perfectly in The Infinite Moment of Us.

The book is a first-person narrative with each chapter alternating between Wren and Charlie's perspective.  I like that writing style for contemporary romance, because I love getting in both main characters' heads.  I enjoy seeing what each character really thinks about the same events.

There was a big contrast between Charlie and Wren, both in their life experiences and their histories.  I liked that they acknowledged the differences between them, and worked through them to get closer to each other.  The love scenes were definitely "new adult", but tastefully done. 

The one thing I didn't' like about The Infinite Moment of Us was the ending.  I wished it could have been more conclusive.  Charlie and Wren spent a lot of time geting together, and then some of it at odds with each other, and I would have liked more of their story after the main conflict was resolved.

I really liked The Infinite Moment of Us.  I liked the writing, the story, and the emotions.  I could tell that Myracle is a seasoned author: the book has a confident, assured feel to it.  I would definitely recommend this book and look forward to reading more from Lauren Myracle.


  1. I've been hearing good things about this. I've only read one other book by Lauren. I liked it although sometimes it seemed like she was treading the line between a good story and trying to be controversial just for the sake of it.

  2. I'm not sold on NA but this cover is so beautiful.

  3. I've been hearing mixed things about this one, but I really think it's my kind of book. Glad you liked it!


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