Title: Bright Before Sunrise
Author: Tiffany Schmidt Release
Date: May 2015
Retail Price: $15.99
Overall Rating: 7/10
Genre: Contemporary and Romance
Bright Before Sunrise is Tiffany Schmidt’s latest contemporary, romance novel. It is a light novel that will appeal to all young-adult readers. Filled with cute romantic scenes, Tiffany Schmidt brings a adorably cute young-adult romance that will cause all readers to suspend our belief in fate. If you are craving Stephanie Perkins or Jennifer E. Smith, this book is definitely right for you. Tiffany Schmidt’s Bright Before Sunrise follows the story of two completely different teenagers but, one night, changes it all for them.
Brighton, a charismatic and cheerful, is popular and is known for her kind, optimistic personality. However, behind all that she has a driving motivation to continue her father’s legacy. On the other hand, Jonah Prentiss is the new kid in town and is uncomfortable with the new setting and is not fitting in well. One night, Brighton and Jonah bump into each other and their romance story unfolds through both perspectives, in just a few hours.
Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt is a perfect novel for romance and contemporary enthusiasts. Follow Brighton and Jonah’s love story, that every girl dreams and longs for. Pre-order it in your local bookstore, before it comes out!
*Warning: Spoilers ahead for Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt*
I really enjoyed this book and it was a great novel to read right before you go to bed. I felt like I was reading a disney story but it wasn’t childish at all. It was a really light read, which is why I rated it a 7 as my reading preferences are heavy novels :). I just came out of many Jennifer L. Armentrout books, such as, the Covenant series and after reading this I was a lot more content. I loved the storyline because I think love stories about fate are the best kind.
I loved how both characters, were described in a lot of depth because that way we got to find out more about their background and true personality. Brighton was considered a “goody-two shoes” but we find out it is because she wants to make those around her proud of her. She is a very relatable character because a character like Brighton is not often used in contemporary novels. She is an all-rounder and everyone treats her like a fine-specimen when she really isn’t. It was really enjoyable to read from her point-of view and to see how she slowly stepped out of her comfort zone.
Jonah is a really low-key guy but we find out about his girlfriend, Carly and his past school life. I had mixed feeling about Jonah because, at first, he seemed so cruel to his family and to Brighton but I could slightly understand where he was coming from. We first meet him in class where he is cutting off everyone, which was something that really annoyed me about him. He wouldn’t bother to take the effort to meet new people. It is a theme that is explored often throughout the novel and we can see both character coming out of there shell.
After introducing the characters, Brighton is then asked by Jonah’s mother to take care of Jonah’s step sister. Brighton, of course, agrees and through that you can see how she makes decisions, which are to benefit others instead of herself. At the same time, Jonah breaks up with his girlfriend, Carly, who I really disliked as she didn’t even give Jonah time to explain himself. Then Jonah whips Brighton to a party where they bump into Carly, who is fuming. Brighton discovers that Jonah took her to the party only to make Carly jealous and she leaves bitterly but before she goes Jonah stops her and their journey begins.
I loved the part when Jonah dares Brighton to go in the sprinklers, after that they learn more about each other. I also loved it when Jonah kept nursing Brighton because from there you could tell how much he cared about her. It was a really fun read as I loved watching their love story unfold but it felt a bit like a fling instead of a real romance. I would of loved it if we found out that they continued to be together by the end of it.
Overall, I really enjoyed it and I recommend it if you loved Stephanie Perkins and Jennifer E. Smith! Thank you Bloomsbury for sending me this!