Intermission Review



We are starlight on snow. The reflection of something already beautiful–absorbed, reflected, and remade into something . . . more.

And this kiss . . .

This kiss is everything I’ve needed to say . . . and longed to hear.

Sixteen-year-old Faith Prescott eagerly awaits the day she will exchange her small Iowa hometown for the bright lights of Broadway, but her success-driven parents want her to pursue a more practical career, labeling “artsy” people–including their daughter–as foolish dreamers worthy of little more than disdain.

When Faith meets nineteen-year-old Noah Spencer she discovers someone who understands her musical theatre dreams . . . because he shares them. 

Faith’s mother despises everything about Noah–his age, his upbringing . . . even his religious beliefs–and she grasps at every opportunity to belittle his plans to study theatre and pursue a stage career. When those criticisms shift further toward hostility, resulting in unjust suspicions and baseless accusations, an increasingly fearful stage is set for Faith at home, where severe restrictions and harsh penalties are put in place to remove Noah Spencer from her life.

But Faith has never connected with anyone like she has with Noah, and no matter how tight a stranglehold her mother enforces to keep them apart, Faith will not give him up. Behind the curtain, Faith’s love for Noah continues to grow . . . as does her determination to hold on to her dreams–and him–no matter how high the cost. 

Intermission is a heart-wrenching contemporary YA romance set against a backdrop of musical theatre and family drama. With coming-of-age themes that honestly explore gray areas of moral dilemmas, this novel traces the path of one talented teen girl as she crosses painful thresholds of first love, faith, and betrayal to take the necessary steps toward adulthood, independence, and the dreams that set her heart on fire.

My Review: 

I never read anything by this author and once I saw this book I had to read it. The cover was beautiful and I heard good things about this book. So I checked it out. Boy was I ever glad I did. I honestly think this was one of the best fantasy books I have read this year. It was simply well written and loved every word. 

Noah and Faith were very fun characters. I really liked them a lot. I did not like Faith’s mother at times. Especially when she tells Faith that Noah is not for her. She was a mean witch most of the time. 

A love story that is sweet with emotions. It made me cry a few times. A story that definitely needs to be read by ya romance fans. I highly recommend this. 

Received a eARC of this book from Netgally to give a honest review.

5 stars

About the Author

SERENA CHASE is the author of the critically-acclaimed Eyes of E’veria series and a regular contributor to USA TODAY’s Happy Ever After blog. A lifelong performer who sometimes speaks in show tunes, Serena lives in Iowa with her husband Dave, teen daughters Delaney and Ellerie, and a 100-pound white Goldendoodle named Albus.

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