Review: Turning Pointe by Katherine Locke

Turning Pointe by Katherine Locke
Publication date: April 10, 2015

Series: District Ballet Company #0.5

Synopsis: Zedekiah Harrow is Alyona Miller’s other half—the Z to her A, her rock in the chaotic, competitive world of professional ballet. He’s the one person who can talk her anxiety away, the one person she knows will never judge her. That she’s starting to think about him as more than a best friend is something new entirely.

Aly is Zed’s everything, but their “just friends” label is beginning to chafe. When the company embarks on a month-long European tour, the magic of Amsterdam and a nearly indecent pas de deux routine combine, making their chemistry—both on and off the stage—impossible to ignore.

But just as Aly and Zed begin to see what everyone else already knows, just when they’ve taken the leap from friends to lovers, the unthinkable happens. And in the blink of an eye, Ally and Zed are taken back to the beginning…

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

After reading Second Position in April, I just HAD to read the prequel! Let me tell you guys, this book was freaking amazing! I absolutely loved seeing the chemistry between Ally and Zed before the events in Second Position.

This novella was everything I wanted and so much more. It had all of the broken characters from Second Position and it gave a background to exactly WHY they were broken. It showed the relationship between Zed and Ally as well as the stress they underwent as dancers. It was exquisitely written and I didn’t want it to end!

I really liked seeing the life Ally and Zed led before Second Position and why they still felt so much stress after leaving dance. The relationships both characters had with other members of their dance company were gorgeous and hilarious. The easy banter between Ally and Zed was just wonderful and heartbreaking at the same time.

Thank you so much for writing this short prequel Ms. Locke because it was perfection!

Overall, Turning Pointe was an amazing prequel novella to Second Position and I ABSOLUTELY NEED Finding Center now!

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