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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Review: Layover by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer



Blurb from Goodreads:
Flynn: At first we were almost strangers. But ever since I moved to New York, Amos was the one person I could count on. And together we were there for Poppy. (I mean, what kind of parents leave their kid to be raised by a nanny?) I just didn’t expect to fall for him—and I never expected him to leave us.

Amos: I thought I was the only one who felt it. I told myself it was because we were spending so much time together—taking care of Poppy and all. But that night, I could tell she felt it, too. And I freaked out—you’re not supposed to fall for your stepsister. So I ran away to boarding school. I should have told her why I was leaving, but every time I tried, it felt like a lie.

One missed flight was about to change their lives forever….
My Review:
 
This one started off okay.  I was a bit on the fence about the stepbrother/stepsister thing but it was described in the blurb.  Then they all land in LA with their younger special needs sister and I just was not happy about the direction.  I  know I need to be better and not always think that teens are so immature/irresponsible in YA.  That being said, I feel like a 16 or 17 year old with a special needs sister would just once think about that child's medication and would also not allow that child to consume alcohol? Maybe that is too harsh but it changed my perspective of the characters and that was kind of unforgivable for me with the book going forward.  I just didn't care for this one and I can't say I'd recommend this one.

Layover comes out next week on February 6, 2018, and you can purchase HERE. Hopefully you have better luck with this one than I did!
Maybe coming home was a bad idea. I've only been back a few hours, and already my brain just feels . . . crowded. That's another reason I went away. I needed space to think. To be somewhere else. You spend your whole life in this city, and you think it's normal to never see the stars. And just as I'm trying to remember why i decided on this detour to the city in the first place, she walks in.

2 comments:

  1. Yeah, that doesn't sound very responsible behavior, and would color my opinion negatively from then on too. Sorry this didn't work out, Eva.

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  2. Having characters that ignore very basic concepts about responsibility is off putting in YA or not. Hope your next read makes up for the dissapointment

    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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