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

December YA and Middle Grade Book Events!

Some of you may have noticed that I no longer do Book Events Listings for the entire country. I used to but it just honestly got to be way too much work for me. I know it was really cool for you guys but it really was a ton of work. If any of you need help on finding book events in your area, sickness I will be more than happy to help, but for now, I will be sticking with California (mostly Southern) events!

If there are any events missing, please inform me so I can keep this list as updated as possible!

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December 4th

Robin LaFevers

Vroman’s Bookstore

Pasadena, CA

7 pm

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Vroman’s. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman’s Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman’s receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

December 5th

Marie Lu

Mysterious Galaxy

San Diego, CA

7:30 pm

Marie Lu, a staff and reader favorite for her Legend series, introduces readers to a new world with The Young Elites. Teen Adelina Amou­teru is among the persecuted malfettos of this world, about to be burned at the stake for the murder of her father, when she is rescued by the Dagger Society, a group of her super-powered peers. In her New York Timesreview, fellow author Maureen Johnson writes: “Lu is presenting a large-world fantasy that will involve multiple kingdoms. She hints that we will learn about the background of the Young Elites. There is clearly more to know, and I look forward to it. This is a world worth revisiting.” Adult and young adult readers are invited to visit Adelina’s world with us and Marie.

December 11th

Alexandra Monir

Barnes and Noble

Santa Monica, CA

7 pm

Combining spine-tingling mystery, romance and unforgettable characters, Suspicion is an action-packed thrill ride. Join us for the launch of this fantastic adventure! Remember that signed and personalized books make wonderful gifts!

December 12th

Shannon Messenger

Barnes and Noble

Oceanside, CA

6 pm

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