Review: Motion (Laws of Physics #1) by Penny Reid
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What’s the worst that could happen?
Mona is a smart girl and had everything figured out a long time ago. She had to. She didn’t have a choice. When your parents are uber-celebrities and you graduate from high school at thirteen, finish college at seventeen, and start your PhD program at eighteen, you don’t have time for distractions outside of your foci. Even fun is scheduled.
Which is why Abram, her brother’s best friend, is such an irritant.
Abram is a talented guy, a supremely gifted musician, and has absolutely nothing figured out, nor does he seem to care. He does what he feels, when he feels, and—in Mona’s opinion—he makes her feel entirely too much.
Laws of Physics is the second trilogy in the Hypothesis series; Laws of Physics parts 1 (MOTION) & 2 (SPACE) end with a cliffhanger.
How can I accurately express how much this book meant to me and how devastating it was at the same time? How that cliffhanger is so so killer, but worth every minute it took to get there? Man this story. I have been in a weird mood recently and I have tried reading books by authors I usually enjoy, but found them meh at best. I thought it might just be me and my mood so I was a bit hesitant to start this story (I have been holding off on reading books I think I will love, but might not at this time). Also, I have seen everyone saying how killer the cliffhanger is and I am not very good at being patient. So I put this off as long as I possibly could and thought it is probably okay. It won't be that bad. I was wrong. I need the next book. I need to see what happens. Because Mona and Abram? They are everything. This story filled my heart, but also broke it. It was so much more than I thought it would be. I admit I was only so so on the Elements of Chemistry series so I don't remember Abram from that and I wasn't following info about this release that closely, but I didn't realize how much it would make me feel. How it would make my day and come at the exact right moment for me to read. This book. This book was everything.
This was one of those stories where I read it as fast as I possibly could because I couldn't help devouring it, but also as slow as I could because I never wanted it to end. Especially since I would have to wait for part two. I am not good at waiting. If I could this story would just go on and on and on and on and on. I loved Mona and Abram, but more than that I loved the story and the discussions and things that happened that felt very timely and needed. How Mona is very rational about everything and has never really had an experience that made her feel out of control. That made her want things she has never wanted. That she never even thought she would need. But once she finds out, once she is in the situation, she doesn't know what to do. She is stuck between a rock and a hard place with Abram and my heart hurt for her. She is so sweet and nice and good. I absolutely adored how she thought about a lot of situations that happened in the past that she is just learning about. What happened with Abram and even what happened with herself. For as much as Gabby and her sister seem like not so good people, Gabby had some surprisingly supportive, helpful moments. Moments that made me a bit overwhelmed in a good way. In a way that made me feel all the feels. Made me angry it happened, made me heartbroken how it affected people, made me nod my head and said yep. That is the way it is. That is so true. So real. So wrong. And it felt very timely. In a way that is timeless. In a way that you could read this at any time and still be affected. At least for me. And this came just after a very frustrating book club where the one lady was very dismissive of situations similar to what happened to Mona. Like what is the big deal? Which made me livid. I loved reading this story and everything it entailed. The author has a way of telling a story in a way that really resonates with me. A way in which I am so thankful to have found her because I needed it.
I also loved Abram so freaking much. He was the sweetest person and I hurt for him. He is sensitive and funny and smart and he hides his smiles and my heart breaks for him. He deserves everything and I know what happened is...is difficult. Really these two...I can't wait to see what happens next. Because I can't stop thinking about them. I know it is probably going to be a bit rough - how could it not be? But it will so be worth it. This book lifted me up and soothed my soul in a way I didn't know I wanted or needed. Though it did end and I may have cried out NOOO!!!!! and been a bit devastated and thought something was wrong with my Kindle because it wasn't going to the next page because there have to be more pages right?? Right? Oh, now the long long wait begins. I can. Not. Wait.
*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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About the Author:
Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.