Monday, May 11, 2015

City Love by Susane Colasanti * Review, Event Recap & Giveaway!!
City Love
by Susane Colasanti
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Publication Date: April 21st 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062307682
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary
Source: Publisher/Own

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Three girls are about to discover the meaning of city love. From bestselling YA romance author Susane Colasanti!

Sadie, a born and raised New Yorker, is hopeful and romantic and an eternal optimist who is ready to find her soul mate.

Darcy is a free spirit from SoCal with rebellious tendencies and unlimited financial resources, looking for summer boy adventures.

Rosanna leaves Chicago for NYC with a grand total of seventy-three cents so she can reinvent herself and forget about her past.

Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna are living together in New York City the summer before their freshman year of college begins. With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, these three girls are on the verge of the best summer of their lives. Told from alternating points of view, City Love captures the moments in each girl’s life when everything is thrilling, amazing, and terrifying all at once…in a way it will never be again. (Goodreads)
I was pretty excited to finally read City Love, as I had heard so many good things about the book. My daughter is a huge fan of Susane Colasanti, and I’ve read a few books of hers myself, so we were both super curious to read the book, finally.

The story is told from the three main characters points of view. There’s Darcy, who moved to New York from California and is looking to have a fun summer before starting college, Sadie, who is a native of New York, and moved just blocks to her new student housing, and Rosanna, the girl from Chicago who doesn’t have a lot money, but worked hard to get to New York, and is looking forward to a fresh start. These girls know absolutely nothing about each other before living together, but watching their relationship grow throughout the story was really interesting, especially considering how different each girl was.

There are a lot of descriptions in the book of New York City, and you can tell that the author really loves the city. It sounds like a great place to visit, it really does, but then I think about how fast paced and crowded New York is, and I start to have mini anxiety attacks. Haha! I don’t see me visiting anytime soon.

If you like books that are in love with love, you will definitely enjoy the book. There is lots of romance in the book, and a lot of it was definitely insta-love, which the characters themselves even admit to. But the storyline for the book was fun, and perfect to read during the summertime. The book ends kind of abruptly, and left me hanging on a few things. I’m super curious to see where the story is going to go in the next two books, and I hope we don’t have to wait too long for those.

Overall; City Love is a fun book to read during the summertime. It’s full of love and friendship, and the authors love for the city of New York shines through. I love the relationship between the three girls, and I’m super curious to see what is going to happen next for them in the next books in the series.

Happy Reading!!


*Event Recap*

The girls and I attended the last stop on the Epic Reads Spring Book Tour on May 1st and met Maria Dahvana Headley, Susane Colasanti & Katie Cotugno!! These ladies were lovely, and they talked about many great things, including honey and cheese sandwiches, searching for Amelia Earhart and even butt cracks! It was SO much fun chatting with these ladies, and I loved hearing about their inspirations and lives. If you've not read these books, I highly recommend that you check them out!

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