Apr 12, 2012

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} of Forgiving Trinity by Liz Reinhardt

Seeing Night Reviews is the next stop in the Forgiving Trinity Tour hosted by Letters Inside Out. Also dont forget to enter the tour wide giveaway here and comment on my review! 

Forgiving TrinityForgiving Trinity by Liz Reinhardt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: YA Contemporary
THEME: Growth/Romance
RECEIVED: Received for Review for Tour
AUTHORS BLOG: Liz Reinhardts Site

At seventeen, Trinity McCabe has already made enough mistakes to fill a lifetime. Especially the one where she got high, drove a car, and almost killed a dog. And then let her friend Aidan take the blame.

She’s clean now and desperate to fix the messes she’s made, but first she’s going to have to get out of her pajamas.

As Trinity struggles to stop sleepwalking through life, she faces the painful, tingling sensation of waking up. It’s sometimes embarrassing (she really didn’t want to have lunch with Aidan’s mom), sometimes terrifying (group therapy is beyond intimidating), and sometimes, amazingly enough, pretty romantic (who’d have though Aidan would be such a great kisser?)

Trin is lucky, though—luckier than she deserves, she’s sure—and she doesn’t travel this road alone. Her family, her therapist, and her new friends are all pulling for her. And it turns out, some of them have made pretty big mistakes, too.

But before she can embrace her new life completely, Trinity has to be forgiven by the one person who is holding out the hardest: herself. It’s not easy changing everything, especially when you don’t think you deserve a second chance. Trinity might make an even bigger mess of things before she figures that out.

When the smoke clears on her latest disaster, will anyone still be standing there?

After reading Double Clutch I was so excited to dig into another book by Liz Reinhardt. Forgiving Trinity takes a darker more serious subject that teens may face through high school. High School is one of toughest years to get through faced with the pressures of drugs, alcohol and just plain old bad decisions. Reinhardt takes the reader through a journey, following a young girl who hits rock bottom and is trying to redeem herself.

Trinity has finally hit the bottom of the barrel, after all the mistakes in her life this last one was the worst. After on horrible night where she find herself taking a dog to the hospital after hitting it while driving high and then lets her friend take the blame for crashing the car, Trinity finally knows she needs to change. Coming back from her Uncles home after coping and learning from her mistakes, she tries to put her life back together with her family and friends.

Trinity is a girl who is extremely hard on herself after everything that happened. Which is understandable to a point, but did get a little annoying with her fears and running away. Towards the middle of the novel is where she really redeemed herself, fighting to start over with new friends and apologizing to old ones. I really enjoyed her bond with her family, they all went through a lot but really began to see Trinity grow up. Trinity really starts to find herself more once she gains an extremely good friend in her classmate Ruth and starts communicating more with her brother Christian.

Aiden, Trinity so called knight and shinning armor, the one who took the blame that horrible night. He was one complicated but charming guy; he went down the same bad path as Trinity and has always cared for Trinity behind the scenes. There chemistry was amazing and I was pulling for Trinity to just trust Aiden and stop running away. In the end both learned a little something from one in other about who they were and should be now.

Overall, even with the slow pace at the beginning I really enjoyed Forgiving Trinity. This is defiantly a story with a message for teenagers and characters that you really root for. I highly recommend reading any book by Liz Reinhardt.

This is a young adult novel that focuses on a mature teen topic. Fans of the writings of authors Jennifer Echols and Megan Curd will enjoy Liz Reinhardt’s Forgiving Trinity.

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  1. Thank you so much for your awesome review, Kristen! I'm so glad you were part of this blog tour ;)!!

  2. Trinity sounds like she has a lot to deal with, though it will give me a chance to see her grow.

  3. I have recently come across this tour and am very interesting in Forgiving Trinity. Thank you for taking the time to share with us and for participating in the tour.