Mini Review: “The Same But Different” – Serena Clarke

June 18, 2014 Blog Tour, Book Review 0

The Same But Different by Serena Clarke
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Published on: June 12th 2014
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 321
Genre: NA Romance
Format: eARC

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(summary from Goodreads)

The new you could be someone unexpected…

Stunned by a life-changing secret and an unexpected inheritance, Cady Morrow leaves her responsible London life behind and hits the California flash mob trail. With her wild twin sister Shelby in tow, she’s determined to make every day of her new start count. So when they’re invited to travel on the flash mob team’s luxury tour bus—in close company with Reid, a man who sets her dangerously, deliciously off-kilter—Cady grabs the chance to be a different version of herself.

But she soon discovers that not everyone she encounters is who they seem to be. A complicated new family, unwelcome surprises, and secrets past and present test her faith in her reinvented self, as well as in those around her. And when Shelby goes missing, Cady has to rely on the enigmatic Reid for help, even as she doubts his motives—and her resistance to his teasing charm.

With the flash mob facing disaster, her sister in jeopardy, and things with Reid heating up, Cady realizes that what started as ‘fake it ’til you make it’ has become her reality. And when she finds herself in a life-threatening confrontation, she learns just how different she can really be…and exactly what she’ll do for the sake of a new start.


As soon as I saw the word Flashmob in the description I knew I had to read this book! A fun journey of self-discovery and letting yourself live.

What I Liked About It:

Cady: she really deserved the chance to go out and live her life, and she had some really great ideas of how she wanted to do it.

Shelby: I kind of hated her at first, she was just the annoying twin, but as her and Cady grew closer I started to like her more and more.

Flash Mobs: I really do love flash mobs and this book had some awesome ones in there that were really fun to read about and also to see everything that goes on in the background.

USA Travels: I would love to do a road trip around the US and Cady & Shelby’s travels looked like enormous fun and gave me some great ideas for my own.

What I Didn’t Like About It:

At times it was cheesy or things were very coincidental and it could be a bit annoying.

Also there were times when the book just seemed to drag and I had to push myself through it in order to get to another good bit.


It was a fun read, but there were quite a few little annoying things in this book which affected my opinion of it. At times it dragged and I really had to force myself through it, but there were also some nice ideas in there with some really fun characters and I really did love the whole flashmob storyline. It was a nice book, but not something I would be dying to read again.

Re-Readability: Probably not


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