Tuesday, 10 March 2015

(ARC) Book Review (452): The Start Of Me And You - Emery Lord

The Start of Me and You

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The Start Of Me And You was one of my most anticipated books of 2015, the synopsis sounded right up my alley, something that I would love, and I'm happy to say that this book lived up to my expectations.

Paige is known as the girl who's boyfriend died, it's been a year or so since Aaron died and Paige is still dealing with her grief, but she has a plan, five things she wants to accomplish, to help her move on, one thing being to date her suddenly single long-time crush Ryan, when she makes the acquaintance of nerdy Max, Ryan's cousin, it will take a while for Paige to realise that what she thinks she wants and what she actually wants are two entirely different things, and that Max may just be the one she wants after all.

I have to say how much I loved Max's character, I really enjoy it when we have a geeky, nerdy guy as the male lead, which we don't get enough of in YA contemporaries in my opinion.

The fact that there was no insta-love made this so pleasurable to read, with some great supporting characters that only add to the awesomeness.

This was my first book of Emery's and it sure won't be the last.

Very enjoyable, a quick read that was hard to put down.

I give this 4/5 stars.

About the author:

Emery Lord is a 20-something Midwestern girl who writes stories about high school and best friends and weird families and the crushes that make you feel combustibly alive and also more awkward than you thought was possible. If you're not sure how to pronounce Emery, try slurring the name "Emily," and that will get you really close.

She lives in Cincinnati in a 100 year-old pink row house with her BFF/husband, a closet full of dresses, and lots of books. If karaoke-ing in grocery store aisles or guzzling coffee while impulse shopping were illegal, Emery would be writing her overemotional YA books from jail. Also, she makes up words sometimes. Like combustibly.

OPEN ROAD SUMMER, her first YA novel, is out now with Bloomsbury. Her second, The Start of Me & You, will be released March 31, 2015.
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