Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Shuffle, Repeat Blog Tour: Review

I'm very excited to take part in this blog tour :D Thank you so much to Anna at Random House for asking me to take part, and for sending me that gorgeous print ARC of Shuffle, Repeat. <3 I liked this book a lot, and I'm excited for all of you to read it too. It came out yesterday, on my birthday, which is pretty awesome, lol. This book looks so cute. I simply love that cover. And the inside is pretty amazing as well. You should all read it :D For my tour post today I'm sharing my review of the book. Will you read this? :)

I wasn't sure about this book, when Anna contacted me about this blog tour. But I read about it, and I just looked at that pretty cover. And I wanted to give it a try. And I'm so glad I did. I did not love this book, but I did like it a lot, despite having some issues with it. I found the writing to be pretty good, and I liked most of the characters. The story was mostly drama free, and it was such an easy book to read. I found it to be fun at times too. And cute. But yes, it wasn't perfect, but I still managed to like it.

But gosh. Now to figure out what to say about this book. I'm so unsure what I wish to say about it. But I shall try my best. Shuffle, Repeat is told from the point of view of June, who is just starting her senior year in high school. And oh. This girl. I did not like her for a long time. In the beginning she is all about being better than other people. And she's judging everyone. Plus she wasn't very nice at all. Especially not to her boyfriend. But I grew to like her. I loved her friendship with her friends; they were awesome.

The plot of this book is that June is being forced to be driven to school by Oliver. A boy she has known forever, yet she's not friends with him. Their moms are best friends, though. And oh. I loved their moms, lol. They were so awesome. And I adored their friendships. I liked getting to read a bit about them. Especially June's mom. And how she just got a new boyfriend. I liked him too. But June's dad. Sigh. I didn't really understand her relationship with him, so I didn't get why she was so upset about him.

Then there is Oliver. And swoon. That boy was simply amazing. I loved getting to know him. I loved how he was with June. and with everyone else too. I just thought he was such a sweet boy and I fell in love with him right away. I liked how they drove together each day. I loved how they got to know each other, and talked, and listened to crappy music, lol. I liked how they started to feel more for each other. But I didn't like how June handled it. Sigh. And I did not like that they both had other people in the beginning.

June is together with Itch. And I can't help it. I haaated reading about them together in the beginning. Because June didn't like him. She kissed him, did more, yet I never read about her actually liking him, or wanting to kiss him. It bothered me. I thought I would hate Itch. But I didn't. He was actually a pretty sweet boy, and I did not like how June was treating him. Ugh. It was not fair. And she waited way too long to break up with him. So not okay. Then the break up was so awfully done, and that bothered me.

Oliver is together with Ainsley. And I can't really say that I hated them together. Because I didn't. I liked Ainsley, for the most part. She seemed sweet. I liked how she became friends with June, though it may have been a bit fake. But even so. She seemed nice. Until she broke up with Oliver. Ugh. And then she hooked up with his best friend. Double ugh. I really couldn't stand that friend, aka Theo. He was the very worst. Shudders. And he did not get any better. Sigh. But anyway. I did like Ainsley, for the most part.

I think that one part that bothered me about this book is how little romance there was between Oliver and June. There is a little bit of kissing. But way too little. And then the book ends. That made me a bit sad. Sigh. There were more kissing with their exes. How mean. But even so. I did like this book. I just had a few issues, which made me not love it. Hmph. There is no angst in this one. Which also made me a bit sad, because I love tragic childhoods, etc. But no. A little bit of drama I disliked, but not too much.

There is also a bunch of other characters in this one. Like June's best friend, Shaun. Whom is gay. And all kinds of cute. I loved how they were together. How they never argued about something, how they talked about everything. They had an awesome friendship. And I loved reading about Shaun as well, and his relationship with Kirk. It was pretty cute. I wouldn't mind reading more about those two. But anyway. I did like reading about the characters in this book. I also really do wish that the book had been longer.

I read this gorgeous book on April 23rd. And it was such a quick read. I had planned on reading just a little bit of it at first, but once I started, I could not stop until I had finished all of it. Thank you so much to Anna at Random House for sending me this precious print ARC copy. Means the most to me. I'm glad I read this book. Despite not loving it, I did like it a lot. And I think you all should read it too. It wasn't the best, but it was good. And I simply adored reading about Oliver. Eee. He was truly the sweetest :)

When Harry Met Sally for YA romance readers. This opposites-attract love story is perfect for fans of Huntley Fitzpatrick, Stephanie Perkins, and Jenny Han.
June wants high school to end and real life to begin. Oliver is soaking up senior year’s glory days. They could have coasted through high school, knowing about—but not really knowing—each other.

Except that their moms have arranged for Oliver to drive June to school. Every. Single. Day.

Suddenly these two opposites are fighting about music, life . . . pretty much everything. But love is unpredictable. When promises—and hearts—get broken, Oliver and June must figure out what really matters. And then fight for it.

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JEN KLEIN lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a menagerie of little boys and animals, all of whom are unruly and ill-behaved. Besides YA novels, Jen is also an Emmy-nominated writer for TV series such as Grey's Anatomy. Visit her online at and follow her on Twitter at @jenkleintweets.

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1 comment:

  1. I think this is my kind of book, C. So even though you're on the fence, I would still like to read it!


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