Monday, 16 April 2012

Tour stop: Review of All the Difference by Kaira Rouda

Title: All the Difference
Author: Kaira Rouda
Publication date: March 29th 2012
Publisher: Real You Publishing Group
Age group: Adult
Cover rating: 4/5
Content rating: 4/5
Buy: Amazon

Roommates Laura and Angie couldn't be more different. Laura is a local celebrity, the television anchor who is motivated to move out of small-time media markets and on to the big time, no matter the cost. Meanwhile, Angie, a luckless waitress, spends her time waiting for Mr. Right to save her from temporary jobs and a life spent making bad choices. 
On the other side of town, Ellen abandons her life as a successful fundraiser for that of an isolated housewife in the country estate she shares with her husband, whose affairs become increasingly hard to ignore. When the city’s gossip columnist, Maddie, and restaurant reviewer, Dixon, become involved in the mystery, the unlikely duo stir up more than they intended. But will anyone be able to stop the next murder? 
My thoughts:

I first became interested in All The Difference because of the cover. I really love it! I love the colours it uses and I like the relaxed and fresh vibe it gives off. I knew instantly that I had to take a closer look at this book. The description sounded intriguing and mysterious and I was excited to dive into this one. I'm quite glad I decided to give it a go as I really did like it. It was extremely interesting and captivating!

All The Difference is a bit different to what I've been reading lately, which has mostly been young adult paranormal books so it was refreshing and a very nice change. At first, I honestly found this book a bit confusing. The changing perspectives are something that are real hit-or-miss with me so I was worried this was going to be too confusing or irritating. However I actually didn't mind it after the beginning of the book and it didn't bother me any more after that! The writing is really very good and easy to get lost in.

This book is full of interesting and complex characters with a deep and unique plot. I really enjoyed getting to know all the characters and while I did find it hard to keep them straight in my head at first, I quickly overcame that difficulty and started being able to form opinions on them all! They all have their issues to deal with and some are having a worse time than others. I found it interesting seeing how their choices changed their lives and the lives of those around them.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and other than the first few chapters, it was an easy and fast read. I would definitely be interested in reading more from this author and I'm glad I got the opportunity to check All The Difference out!


  1. Sometimes it is nice to get away from high school problems, and love triangles and delve into an adult read with a complex plot and deep characters. Sounds like this definitely is worth a go.
    Thanks for the recommend :)

  2. I haven't come across this before, which isn't surprising as I have been reading very few adult book lately. I will definitely have to check this out now. Awesome review! :)

  3. You know what they say, "a change is as good as a rest" lol. Glad you enjoyed this one. I haven't read an adult book in quite a while. I am still stuck on the YA paranormal for the moment. Glad you enjoyed this, great review!

  4. Lovely honest review!! Looking forward to reading it!! :)
    Shannon Johnson

  5. I haven't heard of this before but my first thought was about how much I really like the cover, just like you! Thanks for posting about this, I'm going to add it to my to-read list!

  6. Thank you so much for giving ALL THE DIFFERENCE a try! I really enjoyed your review - and everyone's comments! Thank you!


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