Quick fire review:
4 out of 5 stars
I didn’t really know what to expect from this book but my gosh did I absolutely love it!
Shane is a fantastic character and even though some of her decisions are questionable, this gave me all the college nostalgia feels.
Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal — but Shane’s made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that?
Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time’s a ticking, and she needs a change — there’s nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She’s going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure!
Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart.
Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic – the possibilities are endless.
**ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
This is my YA contemporary dream book!
I of course know who Christine is because duh, booktube, but I haven’t watched too many of her videos so didn’t actually click this was hers until about an hour before I started reading it.
Damn Christine, you did it girl.
I finished this in one sitting because it was so sweet, quirky and deliciously dreamy that I couldn’t put it down.
I loved Shane as a main character and being thrown back into those early college days where you’re carving out a new landscape and trying to make new friends – it gave me all sorts of nostalgia vibes.
The pacing of the book is nice, the writing stellar and the little twist I didn’t see coming had me all kinds of excited for what could be. I was grinning from ear-to-ear during some hilariously awkward moments and loved the friendships between Shane, Pilot, Atticus and Babe.
Side note, can I just get a whole book about Babe? Please and thank you.
All in all, if you love the best parts of what makes a YA contemporary great then you won’t want to miss this when it hits shelves.
Will you be checking out Again, but Better?