Author: Nina LaCour

Summer Days & Summer Nights: 12 Love Stories | ARC Review

Posted January 12, 2017 by Samantha in booktube, reviews / 0 Comments

Summer Days & Summer Nights: 12 Love Stories | ARC ReviewSummer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories by Stephanie Perkins, Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, Jennifer E. Smith
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on May 17th 2016
Genres: YA Contemporary, YA Magical Realism
Pages: 384
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Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.
Featuring stories by Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, and Jennifer E. Smith.

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Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour | REVIEW

Posted May 6, 2016 by Samantha in reviews / 0 Comments

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour | REVIEWEverything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers on May 15th 2014
Genres: YA Contemporary
Pages: 312
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four-stars

a novel about the L.A. film scene and unexpected love

Everything Leads to You follows an up and coming set designer in LA who uncovers a mystery while at an estate sale for a deceased Hollywood star. This ends up taking her on a scavenger hunt where she meets an array of people, one of which is a girl she falls in love with.

I was surprised by the mystery element to this story. While the mystery is not sinister in nature, it did keep me intrigued about the outcome throughout the story. The love story shared the spotlight with the mystery element, which I wasn’t expecting. I was expecting contemporary fluff the entire time, so this was a pleasant surprise.

I loved the set design element that was worked in. I never knew anything about set design before, and now I find myself noticing things while watching TV or movies, so that was a neat side effect.

I enjoyed the romance in this story. The main character has been out for a while before the story starts, so this is not her first relationship. While coming out stories are important, it was refreshing that this was not one. I found the story to be very cute and realistic. The romantic scenes focused on consent, and the difference between being in love with a fantasy vs. being in love with the actual person.

Overall, I enjoyed this story and the writing. I look forward to reading more from Nina LaCour.

four-stars

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