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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Review: In Real Life by Jessica Love



Blurb from Goodreads:
Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. They talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know everything there is to know about one another. 

There's just one problem: Hannah and Nick have never actually met.

Hannah has spent her entire life doing what she's supposed to, but when her senior year spring break plans get ruined by a rule-breaker, she decides to break a rule or two herself. She impulsively decides to road trip to Las Vegas, her older sister and BFF in tow, to surprise Nick and finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him.

Hannah's surprise romantic gesture backfires when she gets to Vegas and finds out that Nick has been keeping some major secrets. Hannah knows the real Nick can't be that different from the online Nick she knows and loves, but now she only has night in Sin City to figure out what her feelings for Nick really are, all while discovering how life can change when you break the rules every now and then.
My Review:
This was such a fun and cute read in between more emotional, darker reads for me.  I don't read a lot of YA anymore but this book reminded me why I still love the genre.  Hannah and Nick are best friends but they've never met in real life . . . until now because that is about to change when Hannah decides to take a road trip to meet Nick and show her support for his first big concert . . . and, of course, things don't exactly go according to plan.  I loved the 24 hour feel of the road trip and everything jammed into that day/night.  Most of this book took place in my hometown and it reminded me of high school SO much so I had that connection but I think anyone would still be able to relate to something or someone in this one.

I read this one in one day, I couldn't put it down!  I would definitely recommend this book to fans of Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian or Morgan Matson.  It has that same feel as To All The Boys I've Loved Before or Since You've Been Gone in terms of super cute YA that reminds you of being in high school.

In Real Life came out earlier this week on March 1, 2016, you can purchase HERE, and I definitely think you should read it, if you like contemporary YA, at all!
"I like this," he says, still looking right in my eyes.  Still smiling.  
"What?"
"You. In real life."  
"I'm not a ghost anymore," I say.  But as soon as it's out of my mouth, I regret it.  I don't want my nickname to go away.  He shakes his head.  "You'll always be Ghost."

14 comments:

  1. This book looks like it would be so much fun to read, and I've seen it compared to a lot of different movies or other books that were up my alley. It's definitely one I would like to read.

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  2. Yes!!! So glad you liked this one. I totally killed it in a day too. It was very addicting. Great review!!!

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  3. I thought this was super cute too! I'm glad you enjoyed it as well. I only wished they communicated with each other a bit more!
    Great review, Eva! :)

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  4. Aww, this sounds so cute! I'm not into YA right now, but it sounds like a perfect YA book. Great review!

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  5. I just read this one as well. I thought it was fun and fluffy. It was a great palate cleanser for me too. I didn't totally love the characterizations at times but it was a good one-shot. Great review!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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  6. This looks really cute! I'm so glad you liked it. It's nice to add in a fluffy read here and there between darker and heavier reads. :)

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  7. I love reads like this, so I'm looking forward to reading it. There are a few negative reviews that I read, but I'm still gonna give this a shot. Great review!

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  8. I saw Grace review this one and I have been really interested in it! I definitely want to try and fit this in at some point! I love road trip books! And the fact that they are meeting for the first time sounds so adorable!

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  9. I added this book on Goodreads to my TBR yesterday so I am glad to hear that you enjoyed it, Eva :)

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  10. I'm not a big YA contemporary fan but I will admit that this one sounds cute. Great review!

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  11. People really seem to be enjoying this one - I'm going to see if my library has it!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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  12. This book was really freaking cute. It just made me feel happy! I'm so glad you enjoyed it too! I love that quote! <3

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  13. This does sound beyond cute. If I pick up a YA again I'll keep this on my short list of picks. Love the quote! Wonderful review, Eva! :)

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  14. I was debating on if I should grab this one or not but after reading your review I think I will it sounds like a fun read!

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