Review: Layover by Amy Andelson & Emily Meyer

 

LAYOVER is coming FEBRUARY 6th!! Read my thoughts!

 

 

Flynn: At first we were almost strangers. But ever since I moved to New York, Amos was the one person I could count on. And together we were there for Poppy. (I mean, what kind of parents leave their kid to be raised by a nanny?) I just didn’t expect to fall for him—and I never expected him to leave us.

Amos: I thought I was the only one who felt it. I told myself it was because we were spending so much time together—taking care of Poppy and all. But that night, I could tell she felt it, too. And I freaked out—you’re not supposed to fall for your stepsister. So I ran away to boarding school. I should have told her why I was leaving, but every time I tried, it felt like a lie.

One missed flight was about to change their lives forever….

 

 

 

This book is so cute. I think that’s the best word I can use to describe it.

Layover tells the story of Poppy, Amos and Flynn as they lose a flight on their way to Bora Bora, apparently enjoying the last days they have together before their parents divorce, but what they didn’t know was that they’d find themselves wrapped around some adventures the moment they walked out of the airport.

I was so excited to read this book, I had read the excerpt and it really caught me… until I started reading it. This book more than Poppy’s, Amos’ and Flynn’s adventure in LA, also tells you a lot of stories as flashbacks which was nice at the beginning because you get a notion of the events that happened previously that explain what’s going on and you can really get a grasp of the book, but it came to a point where I didn’t want flashbacks anymore, I just wanted to read about what was going on so that kind of frustrated me a little. I also really wanted to tell Flynn to snap out of it! She got a little carried away in the fantasy of it all and it was kind of annoying.

What really broke my heart was the lack of romance. I would’ve happily gone through all the flashbacks and Flynn’s attitude for a good heart-squeezing romance story… but it just wasn’t romantic enough, it all just sort of… happens and I was really sad about that.

Although the book was beautifully written, it just wasn’t enough for me to love it. I think it is cute and it’s a nice read, but nothing too special which is tragic for me to say since I had such high hopes.



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Massive thanks to Crown Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House for sending me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

 

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10 Comments

  1. A stepbrother/stepsister romance. Sign me up! I just went and requested this on Netgalley. Sorry you didn’t love it as much as you expected to but it still sounds really good to me!

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