I think it might just be book review time again… and my latest read was What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli
Blurb: Meet Arthur and Ben.
ARTHUR is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.
BEN thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.
But when the boys have a chance meeting at the post office, they leave wondering what exactly the universe does have in store for them.
What if – in a city of eight million people – they can’t find each other again?
What if they do … and then can’t nail a first date even after three do-overs?
What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?
What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?
But what if it is? What if it’s us?
My thoughts: After reading the amazing “Die at the End” books I was looking forward to more Adam Silvera and while this was a good fun read it didn’t quite have the same wow factor.
This is a gentle romance condensed over a few weeks during a New York summer. After meeting in a post office Ben and Arthur knew they wanted to get to know each other better… but they didn’t exchange information, so how could they find one another again in such a vast city?
A cute story of love and friendships, and what happens when the two collide.
I must admit that the constant references to Harry Potter made me cringe, but I guess the book was written before the truth about that franchise, and its author, were known. It would good to have it rewritten with a different fandom in its place, but that’s just my opinion 🙂