January Book Wrap Up!

Books Pledged to Read in 2015:

150

Am I On Track: 

3 books head

Books Read So Far: 

16

Total Books For January: 

16

This Shattered World

13138734

Suspicion

22533415

The DUFF (Re-Read)

6931356

Half-Blood (Re-Read)

9680718

Unleashed

23343587

Paper or Plastic

22249447

My True Love Gave to Me

20309175

Everything Leads to You

18667779

The Winner’s Curse

16069030

The Orphan Queen

18081228

Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless

20646933

Inspire 

22824819

From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess ARC

22718809

Kissing Ted Callahan (And Other Guys) ARC

18333999

I Was Here by Gayle Forman 

18879761

Fairest by Marissa Meyer

22489107

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Book Review: “Everything Leads to You” by Nina LaCour

18667779Genre: 

Young Adult, sick  Romance

Pages: 

307

Part of a Series?:

Standalone Novel

Release Date: 

May 14th, rx 2014

You Can Find the Book At:

GoodReads

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Book Depository

Author’s Website

GoodReads Summary: 

A wunderkind young set designer, see Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.
 
Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

My Review:

So I won a giveaway that Victoria Scott was holding a couple months back, which earned me a signed ARC of Salt and Stone (!!!) and a few other books as well. This was one of the books in there. I needed something contemporary and decided I would read it.

First off, can I just please meet Nina so I can kiss her for writing this story? Seriously. It is absolutely beautiful. Its so refreshing to read a lesbian romance and one that just feels so incredibly genuine. It didn’t read like it was a LGBT book, like its purpose was to highlight a LGBT relationship. It read like a normal contemporary romance and that’s what made it beautiful. It wasn’t forced or fake. The growing friendship and romance between Emi and Ava is slow, steady, and real, and I loved every minute of it. It was refreshing to read, and it just felt so effortless on the page, as if I could easily read a relationship between two girls and have it feel so real.

But I also loved the background of it as well, the mystery of the letter and the bigger mysteries that it leads to. I love how it brings all these people together, besides just Emi and Ava. Its such a great character novel. Every character breathes life into the book, into the story, no matter how small they are. Even just the character of the movie industry/business and the character or Southern California just felt so real and deep. I’ve lived in Southern California my entire life and I really enjoyed to see so much life in it.

Honestly, plain and simple, I was really impressed with this book. I had never heard of it, to be completely honest and I hadn’t heard of Nina either. I’m really glad this book was in that box I won though because I sincerely enjoyed. It was a beautiful story of incredible characters in my own backyard, and it was incredible to read such a real and genuine relationship between two girls. Thank you, Nina, so much for writing this book.

Rating: 

4 out of 5 Stars