so what a time.
i read a book, let’s celebrate.
we all know i struggle with things in life, let alone reading a book. LET ALONE REVIEWING IT IN UNDER 2 WEEKS?
its a miracle.
honest to god, this was the first gay book that i came across on twitter AND goodreads when I emerged from under my rock last week (2 weeks ago now). and so? i thought, let’s read that.
i was begging for a paper back, but, i guess ebook’ll do? (am i a bit sad tho? yes?)
did i actually read this book in less than 2 days?
sorrrrryyyy not sorry?
5/5 star. end of review.
crap that can’t be the end.
how do you write these things, i can’t remember.
welcome, to this mess of a review.
did i like the people? YES.
I LOVED THE PEOPLE.
I thought that they were all absolutely hilarious!!
“She’s got a bulletproof titanium case of crafting supplies open on the couch next to her and is serenely embroidering flowers onto a napkin…”
esp the narrator guy (what’s his name?)… Alex. (ALSO IT’S THRID PERSON AND THAT JUST MAKES ME HAPPY)
“maybe the female population of Europe finally realised he’s as compelling as a wet ball of yarn…”
“…his face is still infuriatingly symmetrical…”
“he’s too perfect. Alex wants to poke it.”
I liked ALL the characters that were MAIN characters.
The ‘Queen’ was ew and gross but she was meant to be and there was this other guy that I didn’t like BUT YOU WERE MEANT TO NOT LIKE HIM. He was meant to be a toss pot and the author very. much. succeeded. not like i wanted to kill that character or anything. no.
*COUGH* apart from that they were all dainty daisies and i wanted to preserve them forever. ALL SO WITTY AND CUTE. Even the non-gays. which, you don’t hear (read?) often on this blog. like. ever. (okay maybe I’ve said it once)
THEY DIDN’T ANNOY ME! which is rare, if i’m honest. I can barely look at a room full of people without feeling rage, so this was good! they were all INDIVIDUAL. they all had SUBSTANCE. They weren’t half-baked versions of people that were some-what funny.
Henry is such a DISASTER GAY you cannot believe. He’s channeling his inner Baz and is just a DISASTER.
did i like the relationships?
yes! the friendships were nice and HUMOROUS and there was no iffy love-triangle-‘omg-i-suddenly-love-you’ things occurring so that’s YET ANOTHER BONUS.
AND!!! the ship/couple/rideordiepair/myjellybeans were really cute!! and their relationship was also funny and a hate-to-friends-to-love WHICH EXCUSE ME I WANT MORE OF THIS EVERYWHERE.
LIKE. I’m banning all ‘shippy’ books that aren’t hate-to-love from now on. banned. all of them. must have:
- witty banter
otherwise? no publishing for YOU MATE.
Kind of reminds me of carry on. ‘HE’S PRETTY SO I HATE HIM. PURE HATRED…’ sure honey, you live in your land of denial.
[ ^ that was not a quote just… fyi]
and of course I cannot find any books that are love-to-hate that are GRABBING me at the moment… so. the world is ending.
Generally plottiness / pace?
I think that it was slow-ISH to begin with? but? I DID NOT MIND? I pretty much read this in a weekend. (no pretty-much about it; i did!) and that shows that THIS GURL WAS NOT PUTTING IT DOWWWN!
Honestly? it’s gonna be one of those guilty-pleasure-reads-but-i-don’t-feel-guilty.
I WILL BE REREADING THIS. it’ll be carry on 2.0 (that i’ve read 8? 9? times? with no regrets?)
There were just so many WARM-HEARTED fluffy feeling-y-moments and so many witty, angsty, heartbreaking moments too anD THIS BOOK IS A ROLLER COASTER AND I RECCOMMEND IT (A LOT IF YOU COULDN’T TELL)
ALSO, AMAZING SIDE-NOTE: there are oh-so-not-subtle HAMILTON references and that shit makes me so gay (in ever sense of the word!) b/c i love that shit to the moon and back. So that? in a witty, sarcastic book?? that’s GAY? sign me the HELL up.
You have to read this, you no longer have a choice.