Today I’m bringing you my review for Always Forever Maybe! I’m excited to be part of the book blog tour for it. Here’s some information about the book before we get to the review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Synopsis: When Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart. Even before they share a first kiss, Betts already knows the two of them are destined to become an us. Betts has a bruised, cautious history with love, but she feels safe and empowered in Aiden’s arms.
He trusts her with the darkness in his troubled past, and his devotion opens up a new future for Betts just as everything else in her world is changing. With graduation inching closer, Betts and her best friend, Jo, have been sliding slowly apart, and that fissure is blown wide open by Aiden.
Betts has only ever kept one secret from Jo, but suddenly there’s a long list of things she won’t tell her, things Jo wouldn’t understand. Because Jo doesn’t see how good Aiden is for Betts. She finds him needy. Possessive. Controlling.
She’s wrong. With a love like this, nothing else matters.
- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35122220-always-forever-maybe
- Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Always-Forever-Maybe-Anica-Mrose/dp/0062685287/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1504628775&sr=1-2&keywords=9780062685285
- Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/always-forever-maybe-anica-mrose-rissi/1126439817
- Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Always-Forever-Maybe-Anica-Mrose-Rissi/9780062685285
- Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/always-forever-maybe
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- iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/always-forever-maybe/id1236671951?mt=11
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own.
Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up to be one of those cute fluffy romances, but it ended up being a little bit darker than I expected it to be since it dealt with emotional and physical abuse. Betts still believes the best in Aiden because he keeps reminding her that nobody else matters in their relationship and he’s pretty much her first love but them and this triggers some warnings about his character for her best friend and parents especially.
I liked Betts’s best friend Jo because Jo stood by her side even when Betts started forgetting stuff that they had planned because she was with her new boyfriend and experiencing all the highs of first love. She was a loyal friend and wasn’t afraid to go after what she wanted, and tried her best to remind Betts who she really was and why she didn’t need a guy like Aiden. She was the type of best friend anybody would need during this situation and she wasn’t afraid to stand up for best friend when she got into a bad situation.
Despite the trigger warning for emotional and physical abuse, I thought this book was well written. The author had a lesson behind everything and it was handled in a good way that would help anybody.
The writing style was good. It was fast paced despite all of the heavy drama stuff that went along. The characters were also likable. This would be good for anybody that likes a slightly different contemporary book. It was a four star read.
Thank you publishers for giving me the chance to read it!
Blog tour schedule link: http://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogspot.com/2018/05/tour-schedule-always-forever-maybe-by.html
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anica Mrose Rissi grew up on an island off the coast of Maine. After college, she moved
to New York City, where she worked as a cheesemonger and book editor. She now writes,
fiddles in the electro-country band Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves, and walks with her dog, Arugula, near their home in Princeton, New Jersey. Anica is the author of
several books for younger readers, and her essays have been published by The Writer and the New York Times. Always Forever Maybe is her YA debut. Visit her online at anicarissi.com , and follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @anicarissi.
Prize: 1 copy of ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE
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