Review: Until Friday Night (The Field Party #1) by Abbi Glines

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2015 2:24 PM
Title: Until Friday Night
Author: Abbi Glines
Series: The Field Party #1

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.
Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.
As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.
West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…
When I first found out that Abbi Glines was planning on releasing a new series I was over the moon. Until Friday Night was an incredible start to the field part series.

It’s been two years since Maggie witnessed her mother’s murder. Not wanting to relive the pain of that day, Maggie stops talking. After living two years with her godmother, Maggie is relocated to her uncle’s house. Her aunt Coralee always wanted a daughter and having Maggie closer makes her feel better. That’s why she makes Brady, her son and Maggie’s cousin, help her make friends. Maggie doesn’t want to be a burden to Brady but she can’t really complain.

Brady takes her to a party and that’s where she meets West. West has a lot of secrets but his friends know none of them. His father is dying of cancer and the only people who know are his mother, himself and now Maggie. Talking to Maggie helps him heal. No one understands his bond with Maggie but the two of them share a connection nether of them expected.

I think this is the first book by Abbi Glines in which I didn’t really like the male character. West wasn’t what I expected him to be. In the beginning he was full of rage and so mean to the girls around him but the more time he spent with Maggie the more peaceful he became. Maggie was awesome though. She endured so much but yet her inner strength was inspiring.

Until Friday night was an amazing start in the Field part series. Maggie and West were great characters with some flaws but still enjoyable. I hope we get to see Brady or Nash’s stories next.

If you love Gline’s other books then you’re surely going to love this one too.
Sofia T.
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  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't like West! Good review :) Can't wait to the second book of the series!

  2. The Goodreads rating for this one looks good, and I love the premise of this book (kind of like Friday Night Lights), but for some reason all of the reviews I've read for it so far have been really negative. Yours is the first positive review I've seen for this and it really has brought this book up on my to-read list! :)


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