BOOK REVIEW: Emma Mills “This Adventure Ends”

27779275Title: This Adventure Ends

Author: Emma Mills

Genre: Contemporary/Romance

My Rating: 4/5 stars

 

Sloane isn’t expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that’s exactly what happens.

Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera’s twin brother and the most serious person Sloane’s ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins’ late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines—and ever deeper into the twins’ lives.

My thoughts:

This is my second experience reading the work of Emma Mills, and I am forced to come to the conclusion that she is incredibly underrated. The first book I read from her was Foolish Hearts, and both were hilarious, sweet and heartfelt… so basically anything you would want from a good contemporary.

Mills has a special heart and humor to her voice that is just so readable and fun. Very few books have made me laugh out loud like a Mills book has. Her characters feel like actual human beings who I could meet up with in real life, and they’re so easy to love. You come away from a Mills book feeling more enriched and like you’ve learned something about life, family, love.

I absolutely adored every character from This Adventure Ends, and although I hate to sound corny, I did not want this adventure to end. I wanted everyone to leap off the page and be my friends so that I could hug them all.

After finishing this book, Emma Mills has become one of my auto-buy authors, no questions asked. I want to read everything she has and will ever write.

 

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BOOK REVIEW: Emma Mills “Foolish Hearts”

33275690Title: Foolish Hearts

Author: Emma Mills

Genre: Contemporary

My Rating: 4/5 stars

 

When Claudia is caught after accidentally overhearing the breakup of their school’s longest-standing couple, she thinks things can’t get much worse. That is until she and Iris, freshly single and very upset about it, are thrown together for a group project and then forced to audition for the school play.

Thus begins a very unexpected friendship and the beginning of some serious changes in Claudia’s life. However, she has a hard time adjusting to these changes.

My thoughts: 

This book made me feel like glitter was exploding in my heart. I absolutely adored this story and I was surprised how I fell in love with each of the characters. Foolish Hearts really snuck up on me; despite reading rave reviews about this, I still had my doubts. Well no more.

I could totally relate to Claudia and I loved seeing her grow throughout the story. She became so much more confident and it was so rewarding to see her blossom. Her friendship with Iris was absolutely precious. And Iris’s personal growth was great to see as well.

Also reading about Claudia and Gideon’s blossoming relationship was adorable. Gideon was like a precious weird alien flower that needs to be protected at all costs. He was the perfect love interest in this story!

One of my favorite things about this book were the gaming references. The video game scenes were described in such a hilarious way; it’s been a long time since I’ve laughed out loud this much while reading a book. Gideon’s desire to connect with Claudia over video games by surprising her with making his own account to play with her was absolutely great.

This was just such a heartwarming, happy, adorable read. I can absolutely see myself rereading this for years to come. Thank you, Emma Mills, for this gem of a book.

 

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