Book Review: Chase by Jill Knapp Zitron

Title: Chase
Author: Jill Knapp Zitron
Published: August 28, 2013
Publisher: Sunflower Press
Pages: 212
Source: e-book (from NetGalley)

The question that
23-year old Amalia Hastings desperately wants the answer to is: What
happens to men when they move to Manhattan? Life in the new city gives
Amalia a ride she is not expecting. As she tries to find her way on the
little island that never sleeps, she discovers she has a harder time
navigating through love then she does the streets of Greenwich Village
and finds herself truly lost in the complex world of men. “I just want
you to be happy” is one of Amalia’s least favorite phrases in the
English language. She thought she had everything she needed to be
so-called “happy” – a gorgeous apartment in Manhattan, a top-notch
education at NYU, a group of trusted friends and Nicholas, a boyfriend
who she believes is her soul-mate, but it isn’t enough. The cold, lonely
city causes Amalia and her girlfriends to seek refuge in the opposite
sex. Stumbling through her relationships, Amalia encounters Michael, an
inconsistent friend-with-benefits. After all, the only thing consistent
about New York is its beauty. After getting terribly lost searching for
love in all the wrong places, Amalia embarks on a journey to find her
strength, which leads her to detox from all things men. She quickly
realizes that solely chasing love closes her off to all of the other
good things life has to offer. Now she must decide – what is worth the




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Chase is a good book, it became
my escape from too much YA and dystopian. It’s a kind of book where you will
feel relax while reading it, the story just flows and it was like talking to
you. I like how it is written and I like its concept. Love life is a big deal
here, they kept chasing it but in the end they realized that there are things
that are worth waiting. This book will teach you things that you’ve learned
before but you have to be reminded. 
Amalia Hastings lives in New
York, it’s where she began searching for herself and for love. At first things are
fine, even her relationship with her boyfriend but things kept changing and on
her birthday it gets worse. She has reasons, reasons that her boyfriend can’t
accept. Another thing is she’s in love with someone too, but despite that she
never acknowledges it, she still choose her boyfriend because they already have
a long relationship. But as things turned upside down, friends are there to
help her, but also to take advantage of her situation. 
As I’ve said I like this book,
though I just wish there’s more to it, I mean like what will happen to her
after achieving her dream? What will happen when she go back to New York? So
many questions left unanswered and I want to know what will happen next (book
two is coming?).

 “A strong person should be able
to speak up if something is bothering them, not placate the person they’re with
because they’re afraid to say the wrong thing“

 “Don’t close yourself off from
something that could be good because you get too lost in focusing on other
things. You might not want it right now, but you don’t want to wake up a few
months from now and realize you gave up a good thing”

My Rating

Jill Knapp-Zitron, a native
New Yorker, is the author of the Chase series (New Adult/ Women’s
Fiction) and a former adjunct professor of Psychology at her Alma Mater
Kean University. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post,
Knapp-Zitron reports on entertainment, relationships and the differences
between city and suburban lifestyles. She received a Masters in
Psychology from the New School For Social Research in Manhattan, and
taught figure skating for over a decade. She currently lives in North
Carolina with her husband.

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