Saturday, 15 April 2017

Lost And Found - Danielle Ryan

Melissa is very accident prone. When she accidentally breaks her friends iPad she finds herself at an auction buying a used one to replace it. However, the iPad is full of photos taken by its previous owner. Melissa is instantly fascinated by the photographs and is determined to track down the owner. Thanks to a search on Facebook it doesn't take Melissa long to find the iPads previous owner Riccardo and start up a conversation with him. What they both never expected was for their lives to cross over in real life causing their online friendship to move into the real world. 

When I read the synopsis of this book it instantly grabbed my attention. It's such an interesting concept that someone can find an iPad, track down its previous owner and then form a friendship with them. I don't think I've read a book with a storyline like this so its different which is most certainly a good thing. The concept is so wrapped up in present day life that it is completely and utterly believable that this kind of thing may actually go on in real life. It made me think about the ways which people can end up falling in love today thanks to technology which I loved. 

Sadly for me, the story just didn't live up to my expectations. Personally, I found it a little too predictable and found myself groaning to myself at certain events of the book. In my head it was such a great idea for a book but it just didn't deliver the high expectations that I had for it. Despite saying this, I found both Melissa and Riccardo to be enjoyable characters to read about and they were both quite interesting. 

I can see a lot of people absolutely loving this book. For me, it was sadly just ok. I did enjoy reading it and it did make me think about things which is always a great thing for a book to do, I just didn't enjoy it as much as I expected to. If you read the synopsis and you think it is your kind of book, you should still pick this book up. The characters are great and the storyline is interesting, frankly that is just everything you want from a book.

Synopsis -

Can true love prevail when the real and online worlds collide? Perfect for the fans of Miranda Dickenson and Paige Toon. 

Melissa Riva works in Milan as a university researcher. After buying an iPad at auction, she finds it contains files belonging to its previous owner. 

Fascinated by the beautiful photographs of romantic landscapes and views of the city, she starts her search for the previous owner. Locating him through Facebook, Melissa can't resist contacting him. 
Melissa and Riccardo begin chatting online. Both of them becoming increasingly dependent on this strange relationship, though acutely aware that it's only likely to remain a virtual one. 

But when real life bursts in on their digital world, they can't resist revealing their true feelings...

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