Review: Always Kiss Me Goodnight by Megan Gaudino

Book Blurb

Sophia Destino is supposed to die.

All seventeen-year-old Sophia wants is to coast through her junior year. But with her parents obsessed with her Olympic-swimming-hopeful brother, a psychic best friend with a penchant for reading tarot cards, and prophetic dreams that predict her death—that won’t be easy. As her nightmares begin to come true, Sophia finds herself dodging death and longing for the time when getting over her ex-boyfriend was her biggest problem. Until she meets Leo Knight. The mysterious stranger seems determined to keep her alive—and steal her heart. But Leo has a secret that is about to change everything and Sophia is about to learn that sometimes…your number is up.


Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

Sophia Destino is devastated. Her boyfriend Aidan has hurt her and she avoids him. She should want nothing to do with him and she has no clue why she is agreeing to meet him to talk. She dreads her lunch time for that reason. Before lunch though she catches a glimpse of a man in the woods outside her school. He is the most handsome man she has seen. Her interest is peaked and he intrigues her. She looks for him but doesn’t find him and starts to believe she dreamed him. She chalks it up to one of her normal weird dreams.

Then one of her dreams comes true. It turns out she has visions of her own death and Leo Knight refuses to let her die. He rescues her twice and reveals himself. He promises not to leave her. Sophia is scared and torn. Her attraction to Leo is electric but what about Aidan? She is confused about her feelings for both boys. She is also unsure of the world of the Guardians of Fate she has been thrust into. Leo has gone against the rules of fate when he saved her. He believes she is worth it as he finds himself inserting himself into her life and her heart.

However fate will not be denied and Leo’s friend Felix gets involved. Sophia thinks she is safe but her family comes home, Leo disappears and a strange creature confronts her in the park. Fate will not be denied when the path is set.

This book was interesting. It immediately draws you in to Sophia’s teenage drama involving her friends and Aidan. You aren’t sure what happened but I was guessing as I read. Her confusion about Aidan is understandable. However I really didn’t care for her avoidance. She refuses to stand up for herself. I hated that. She didn’t want to upset anyone at the expense of herself. It drove me crazy. Then when Leo appeared to her things started to change. Her character started to change for the better. She developed more backbone.

Leo was a knight there to save her. Totally loved the concept. He was my favorite character alongside Hercules. Absolutely loved the dog. As the story unfolded it had a lot of things happening. You had Sophia’s family dynamics, her friends, Aidan and then the death attempts. She seemed to be juggling a lot especially when Leo saved her and her attraction to him was added to the mix.

The ending left the reader hanging, setting up for another installment to the story. I will definitely be checking in with Sophia when the next book comes out. I give this book a 4 out of 5.

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