I'm thrilled to get to introduce this book as I loved meeting Emma at the Fierce Reads tour earlier this year!
Goodreads description: 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.
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.
with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all
family, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty
dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you
Rating: 4 couches
reading First and Then by Emma Mills earlier this year, I knew I wanted
to pick up This Adventure Ends as well. I'm glad I did because I liked
it even more than First and Then!
This book stars Sloane, the
daughter of a famous romance novelist, who moves from New York to
Florida, and falls in with the popular crowd, in particular the glowing
twins, Gabe and Vera. Sloane is a fun character-- she makes jokes to
cover the fact that she actually cares. She doesn't like to get too
close to people because it's scary. So it was fun to follow her for a
I loved the characters. I wasn't quite sure why all of the
popular characters like Sloane so much, maybe because she's so
different. She's definitely likeable, but the others work to bring her
into the fold. I loved Vera, she was amazing, as well as some of the
secondary characters. Gabe seems to honestly fade into the background in
comparison. I loved the witty dialogue. I really liked the back story
of following the twins' missing painting and the journey Sloane takes
with Remy and her father. It was definitely a feel good novel.
said, my biggest beef with this novel and the reason it's not 5 stars,
is because even though I really enjoyed Sloane as a character, she
doesn't change as much as I would hope. She doesn't come out of her
shell to reach out. Even at the end she admits this, that she's just not
that person to reach out and say sorry. I was super disappointed by
this fact. I wanted to see a bigger character arc.
worthy contemporary YA read with an entertaining and witty main
character but not as much of a character arc as I would have liked.
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