eARC review: Time of our lives by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund- Broka

Time of Our Lives

Time of Our Lives by Emily Wibberley (Goodreads Author),Austin Siegemund-Broka (Goodreads Author)

4.12  · 
A boy desperate to hold on, a girl ready to let go.

Fitz Holton waits in fear for the day his single mother’s early-onset Alzheimer’s starts stealing her memory. He’s vowed to stay close to home to care for her in the years to come–never mind the ridiculous college tour she’s forcing him on to visit schools where he knows he’ll never go. Juniper Ramirez is counting down the days until she can leave home, a home crowded with five younger siblings and zero privacy. Against the wishes of her tight-knit family, Juniper plans her own college tour of the East Coast with one goal: get out.

When Fitz and Juniper cross paths on their first college tour in Boston, they’re at odds from the moment they meet– while Juniper’s dying to start a new life apart for her family, Fitz faces the sacrifices he must make for his. Their relationship sparks a deep connection–in each other’s eyes, they glimpse alternate possibilities regarding the first big decision of their adult lives.

Time of Our Lives is a story of home and away, of the wonder and weight of memory, of outgrowing fears and growing into the future.

My review

This author duet pair will forever be one of my top anticipated authors ever since I read their first young adult debut, Always Never Yours. I loved that book and If I’m being honest.

Time of Our Lives was still a top anticipation book of the year for me and I still enjoyed it very much, but I didn’t feel quite as connected to the characters as I did for the other books. Small spoiler: The two characters from If I’m Being Honest did make an appearance in the book, though I feel like that scene could have been left out.

I did like the idea of the plot line even if I wasn’t the intended audience. I think I would have loved a college bound type of young adult book when I was in high school and I think it’s great that young adult is finally starting to represent that time of life more. People need guidance then especially since there’s so much uncertainty, especially for this year’s high school seniors.

I’ve been out of college for several years now, but a college bound road trip was still a super fun plot to read about!! Again, I would have been all over this book in my high school senior year especially.

I did like the main characters, but I actually liked the older brother. I seemed to find him a bit more relatable and he went through character growth also. I liked how Fitz changed through the book.

Time of our lives was a 3.5 star rating  which rounded up to a 4 star. This book will be perfect for those about to go through college for the first time and need something to forget about all the stuff we are going through right now.

Thank you Netgalley and publishers for allowing me the chance to read and review this book. You totally made my day when I received the email for approval.

Thanks for reading!!! I hope all is well with everybody.


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