Auteur: Alex Light
Titel: The upside of falling
Genre: YA romance
Aantal pagina’s: 288
Gelezen: Mei 2021
It’s been years since seventeen-year-old Becca Hart believed in true love. But when her former best friend teases her for not having a boyfriend, Becca impulsively pretends she’s been secretly seeing someone.
Brett Wells has it all. Being captain of the football team and one of the most popular guys in school, he should have no problem finding someone to date, but he’s always been more focused on his future than who to bring to prom. When he overhears Becca’s lie, Brett decides to step in and be her mystery guy. It’s the perfect solution: he gets people off his back for not dating and she can keep up the ruse.
Acting like the perfect couple isn’t easy though, especially when you barely know the other person. But with Becca still picking up the pieces from when her world was blown apart years ago and Brett just barely holding his together now, they begin to realize they have more in common than they ever could have imagined. When the line between real and pretend begins to blur, they are forced to answer the question: is this fake romance the realest thing in either of their lives?
Auteur: Kasie West
Titel: P.S. I like you
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Aantal pagina’s: 330
Gelezen: Maart 2020
While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!
Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…
Auteur: Morgan Matson
Titel: Since you’ve been gone
Genre: Contemporary YA
Aantal pagina’s: 449
Gelezen: Februari 2020
It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.
On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?
Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.
Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?
Kiss a stranger? Um…
Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?
Go skinny-dipping? Wait…what?
Auteur: Kheryn Callender
Titel: This is kind of an epic love story
Genre: YA, contemporary
Aantal pagina’s: 304
Gelezen: Februari 2019
Nathan Bird doesn’t believe in happy endings.
Although he’s the ultimate film buff and an aspiring screenwriter, Nate’s seen the demise of too many relationships to believe that happy endings exist in real life.
Playing it safe to avoid a broken heart has been his MO ever since his father died and left his mom to unravel—but this strategy is not without fault. His best-friend-turned-girlfriend-turned-best-friend-again, Florence, is set on making sure Nate finds someone else. And in a twist that is rom-com-worthy, someone does come along: Oliver James Hernández, his childhood best friend.
After a painful mix-up when they were little, Nate finally has the chance to tell Ollie the truth about his feelings. But can Nate find the courage to pursue his own happily ever after?
Dag allemaal! Zoals jullie misschien gezien hebben, heb ik al een paar zondagen achter elkaar geen showcase geplaatst. Dat komt omdat het superduperdruk was. De afgelopen weekenden had ik ieder weekend wel iets staan. Evenementen, verjaardagen… en naast mijn toffe drukke nieuwe baan had ik geen tijd om een showcaseje te tikken. Maar gelukkig had en heb ik nog superveel recensies in mijn drafts staan, dus kon ik jullie ten minste wel iets te lezen geven!
Vandaag, om het goed te maken, heb ik voor jullie een Showcase Sunday XL! Met boeken van de Dag van het Fantastische Boek, Elfia én Yalfest. En dat zijn er nogal wat!