Friday, July 9, 2010

Latte Daze A Maya Davis Novel by Erynn Mangum

Latte Daze: A Maya Davis Novel (Maya Davis Series)From the Back Cover

Maya Davis already has many titles—Christian, barista, maid of honor (new), possible girlfriend (newer), aunt (newest)—and her life is about to become even more complicated. Just when she thought things couldn’t get any worse, her ex-boyfriend proposes to her roommate and best friend, Jen. It’s not long until their apartment becomes Wedding Central. As if that weren’t enough, Jen’s obnoxious mom moves in to help plan the wedding, and Maya’s genius brother and sister-in-law announce that they're expecting. Then to top it off, there's the whole matter of Jack—is it love? Who wouldn't need a coffee break!

This fun, lighthearted fiction novel for teens uses strong characters, humor, and quiet faith to promote trust in God.

My take on this book:  Latte Daze by Erynn Mangum starts out fast and goes full throttle to the last page.

Maya Davis is a creature of habit and she definitely hates change.She is an underemployed English major working as a barista at Cool Beans with her boyfriend Jack. She shares an apartment with her to cute beagle Calvin and her best friend Jen who by the way is dating and becoming very serious with Maya's old boyfriend Travis. She goes to church regularly and also attends a 20 something bible study group, and she spends Sunday afternoons at her parents home along with her brother and sister-in-law. Just when she thinks life is going along great it starts getting complicated.
Jack takes a different job and Maya won't get to spend nearly as much time with him. Her ex-boyfriend Travis proposes to Jen. Then her brother and sister-in law announce they are expecting. Maya starts to feel as if everyone and everything around her is changing.
This is a great young adult book that isn't afraid to mention the characters relationships with God. They often talk about church and the author even lets us know that they read their bibles. Readers will take away several positive messages from this book such as abstinence the importance of faith and trust in God and the great thing is that its done in such a smooth manner that you just get it without feeling preached to or overwhelmed by it.
This is the second book in the Maya Davis series but it an easily be read as a stand alone story. I didn't read the first book but had no problem jumping into this book.
Even though this book is geared toward young adults I found it a very enjoyable read and I look forward to reading more from Erynn Mangum...

Even though I was provided a copy of this book to review by Navpress it in no way changes my opinion of this book.

1 comment:

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