Today I will be reviewing Like no other by Una LaMarche. It has been a while since I last did a review, so I’m excited to do this!
Like no other was a fun, enjoyable and very diverse read. Before we get started I wanted to mention that in our local library they put the first four letters of an author last name on the spine, for organizational reason and so on my copy of this book it says on the spine that it was written by a lama.
Fate brought them together. Will life tear them apart?
Devorah is a consummate good girl who has never challenged the ways of her strict Hasidic upbringing.
Jaxon is a fun-loving, book-smart nerd who has never been comfortable around girls (unless you count his four younger sisters).
They’ve spent their entire lives in Brooklyn, on opposite sides of the same street. Their paths never crossed . . . until one day, they did.
When a hurricane strikes the Northeast, the pair becomes stranded in an elevator together, where fate leaves them no choice but to make an otherwise risky connection.
Though their relation is strictly forbidden, Devorah and Jax arrange secret meetings and risk everything to be together. But how far can they go? Just how much are they willing to give up?
The cover is stunning. It’s minimal and simple and I like that.
The plot was entertaining, but not exactly fast paced. However I didn’t mind that.
The secret meet ups were romantic and thrilling and the story was heart warming.
I really liked both of the main characters a lot. Jaxon was funny, sweet and a huge romantic. I loved the way he cared for his family. Devorah was very intelligent and she also cared for her family, but differently. She is conscientious and fights for what she believes in. Their romance was cute and fluffy, although a bit insta-lovey. This book is very diverse and next to the two different cultures, it also deals with interracial romance, religion and racism in a way I think was good.*
The book had a bit of an abrupt ending, but I liked it. It feels like the story still goes on.
Overall this was a very enjoyable read that I would recommend. I gave it four out of five stars.
I hope you enjoyed this post. See you next time!
*(I am not part of either of the marginalized groups from this book, so if this book is problematic, please tell me!)