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Find Me I'm Yours
by Hillary Carlip
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Rosetta, 2014 (2014)
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*   Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto

I have read a few books that try to integrate multimedia elements, but I have to say that Hillary Carlip's Find Me I'm Yours is the best so far ... as long as you are reading on a tablet since a device solely for reading like my Kindle Paperwhite cannot click through the links. Luckily, Carlip does recap the sites, so it is not too much of an inconvenience. But why are these sites important? These sites are clues that the protagonist, Mags Marclay, must follow to find the man of her dreams or so she believes.

Mags is a 24-year-old writer for a bridal website who feels like she is quickly becoming an old maid. Her feelings are growing worse since a messy break up, and she starts to believe that every man she sees might be her soulmate. Her best friend, Coco, is there to temper her obsession with a healthy dose of realism, but Mags is determined that the guy from whom she bought a camera and who left all the clues is the one. The reader gets to experience Mags' hunt first hand by viewing everything she is viewing and trying to track down the clues with her, an engaging approach. Carlip also threw in some very fun photos that do not necessarily advance the storyline but make the pages flip even faster.

The biggest problem with Find Me I'm Yours is Mags herself. She is basically a caricature of a young Millenial, making her wholly unrelateable and almost unreadable to anyone not in their early twenties. Yes, I will admit that Millenials (and, according to those who decide generations, I am at the upper range of that group) do have a tendency to shorten words, not just when texting, but also when speaking, so therefore, this was not so much a stumbling block in the dialogue. However, when the narrative had whole phrases of abbreviated words which I have not even seen in YA novels it made for very difficult reading.

If you are looking for a fun new adult chick lit, Hillary Carlip has crafted an entertaining read. However, you will not find much depth inside Mags Marclay and Find Me I'm Yours.

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