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As We Go Forth I totally respect what this book is trying to do And what, I imagine, it will successfully do for many readers It just didn t quite work for me.This is such a great representation of the mixed emotions young people I was young once feel going into the next stage ie, post high school of their lives The momentum that pushes them forward to escape their current situation overbearing family, no room to be yourself, too much responsibility at too young an age, etc and the reluctance to go too far afield family obligations, health, anxiety, worry, etc These characters were perfect representations of those, often conflicting though sometimes singular, feelings I felt it.But overall, no matter how great the writing, how stunning some of the turns of phrase, this was a story very character focused, and I just couldn t love them So this was a mixed bag, but also a strong read These authors are definitely talented, and not writing the same story in each release thank goodness for that , but this was also not what I got from IF I M BEING HONEST and maybe, in part, that s also contributing to some disappointment Even though I said different things are great And they are If you ve enjoyed this duo before, I think you ll like this, too Maybe not as much, maybe Who is to say What I can say, though, is even though I didn t love it, I ll continue to read whatever they put out Full review to come I received an ARC from the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review. Look, one day I ll write a piece on what constitutes addicting, memorable reads, or maybe even how hard it is and what it takes for a fervently anticipated book to live up to the hype you ve built for it, and when someone asks me to name an example, I ll pelt them with copies of this book and tell them to see what I m talking about for themselves.I ve made it no secret that I ll pick up anything this author duo writes Ever since I sneak read IF I M BEING HONEST 2019 back in early April of last year instead of studying for AP exams I loved it AND did well, so it was a win win, okay and picked up ALWAYS NEVER YOURS 2018 over the summer before college, I ve been solidly hooked I admit I have a special relationship with these books You know those old 2000 s Disney shows whose seasons span a period of time so you see both yourself AND the actors grow up at the same time, and it makes you feel extra close to the show It becomes nostalgic, relatable, and almost personal, in a way This is how I feel about these books I read IF I M BEING HONEST when I, like the MC, was an ambitious senior in high school And now, as a college freshman still getting over this weird transitional life phase, I get to read about TIME OF OUR LIVES s two MCs also trying to make sense of this uncertainty, and this emotion is captured so perfectly that I actually had to just stop and reread and admire because my sole thought put oh so eloquently was holy shit, this is it This, right here, is the feeling exactly.But now you ask what is this book actually about, Nina, and what makes it so special Simply put, TIME OF OUR LIVES is about two college bound seniors with different outlooks on the future who meet during a time when a pressuring countdown clock hangs over them both Fitz fears the future Juniper races for it And through skilled author y sorcery, the reader relates to them both from page one even though, from the outset, they appear to be polar opposites.I m gonna bring out the infamous List of Loves It s the only way to keep my thoughts straight when all I want to do is rave.1 THE CASTIt s dual narrated this time with voices that are super distinct but still seamlessly connected To give a super quick rundown of the leads Fitz Holton cares deeply and is Worry Incarnate is a quiet soft shameless word nerd is very relatable for example, i, too, can only do one 1 successful push up before i immediately Die when realizes he has Feelings his plan is immediately just Juniper Ramirez will steal all your chocolate is fiercely ambitious and won t let you forget it could punch me and i d say thank you will fight u on occasion disrespect said ambitions and she will CERTAINLY fight u so beware 2 The dynamics, the dynamics, the dynamicsThere s so much to talk about here The exploration of something as commonplace but nevertheless terrifying as voluntary but radical life changes, and our reactions to it, is top notch Fitz and Juniper are foils but not, similar but not, messy and charming and vulnerable and so very real.And it doesn t stop with our leading duo The writing knows exactly when and which threads of the intricate family relationships web to pull, too, whether it be the macro family unit or the microscopic sibling sibling relationships It s all there, and it s all real.3 Acknowledgement of the weight the subject matter carriesFitz s mom has early onset Alzheimer s, and much of his decision making revolves around what s best for her With this initial setup, I was curious how this would factor into the overall tone of the book compared to its two fun rom com y older sisters, TIME OF OUR LIVES has an in your face, harsher, darker tinge, rom with less com, and less com and much CRY because heads up this will very much make you cry But it has to This is the necessarily harsh realness of it all, and the authors don t shy away from it This is a book that knows exactly what it s talking about, and I like it, nay, I adore it, for not taking the easy way out and sugarcoating.4 The writingWe ve got that signature trademark Wibbroka Witty Dialog no one writes dialog like they do, you guys in addition to, I think, the writing s greatest asset its attention to detail Whether its physical detail, geographical detail, emotional detail, all of it Think The Raven Boys era Maggie Stiefvater s charmingly detailed writing but with humor that s actually funny sorry, Stiefvater There s attention given to the details that matter It s why it was so hard to stop reading and I ended up finishing TIME OF OUR LIVES in one sitting it s deeply, addictively immersive.Notable mention also goes out to the way TIME OF OUR LIVES seamlessly integrates elements of THE GREAT GATSBY a book I slowly grew to love and love intensely after initial hatred everyone please take a moment to applaud my character development I love when a book can make me see a classic in a new light without obviously setting out to do so When done right, as is the case here, the fusion of classic and contemporary is as subtle yet impactful as a final flourish of a brush on a masterpiece.And all that aside, it s the Roaring Twenties again, you guys, and look at these 2 books release dates Coincidence I think NOT.If you haven t read this yet, I envy the fact that you still get to experience this book for the first time almost as much as you should envy me for actually getting to read it this early It s a vicious envy cycle, my friends no one talk to me i m NOT OKAY RTC Not their finest cover but I love the title I love the old title even As Forth We Go unfortunately I am not het enough to fully enjoy this kind of romance but family vibes So excited for of this duo I love this book, I love this book, I love this book, I love this book Add this to your TBRs, read it, love it I m Wibbroka s biggest fan Full, coherent review hopefully coming soonish ADD this to your TBRs My Blog Drizzle Hurricane Books Twitter Bloglovin A Boy Desperate To Hold On, A Girl Ready To Let GoFitz Holton Waits In Fear For The Day His Single Mother S Early Onset Alzheimer S Starts Stealing Her Memory He S Vowed To Stay Close To Home To Care For Her In The Years To Come Never Mind The Ridiculous College Tour She S Forcing Him On To Visit Schools Where He Knows He Ll Never Go Juniper Ramirez Is Counting Down The Days Until She Can Leave Home, A Home Crowded With Five Younger Siblings And Zero Privacy Against The Wishes Of Her Tight Knit Family, Juniper Plans Her Own College Tour Of The East Coast With One Goal Get OutWhen Fitz And Juniper Cross Paths On Their First College Tour In Boston, They Re At Odds From The Moment They Meet While Juniper S Dying To Start A New Life Apart For Her Family, Fitz Faces The Sacrifices He Must Make For His Their Relationship Sparks A Deep Connection In Each Other S Eyes, They Glimpse Alternate Possibilities Regarding The First Big Decision Of Their Adult Lives Time Of Our Lives Is A Story Of Home And Away, Of The Wonder And Weight Of Memory, Of Outgrowing Fears And Growing Into The Future I received and early copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.THIS BOOK. DID I JUST DISCOVER ONE OF MY NEW FAVORITE YA ROMANCE AUTHORS THE ANSWER IS YES ARC received from Texas Teen Book Festival Wow I was not emotionally prepared for this.I ve been gorging on YA contemporary romance over the last two years Like, oh my god McDonald s fries are best fries gorging So when I read IF I M BEING HONEST my first taste of Wibbroka earlier this year, it had a lot of competition Yet, it easily became my top favorite.Now NOW Pretty sure Austin and Emily had a Hulk glow up just so they could grab my arms and rip me in half I m THAT TORN WHICH BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO BE MY FAVORITE NOW To preface this review I ve now read all three Wibbroka books After IIBH I had to pick up ALWAYS NEVER YOURS FYI, if you haven t yet you re a criminal Is it equally as brilliant as IIBH Yes Scratch that OBVIOUSLY Both books set my expectations high for TIME OF OUR LIVES, to the point where I was worried How could these co authors top such complex characters, deep relationships, squee worthy romance, and especially perfect pacing Not to mention I m a sucker for unapologetic girls who grow and change for no one but themselves How would Wibbroka smack me into fangirl mode again Surely there s a limit to so much talent.Yeah, no TIME OF OUR LIVES proves that WIBBROKA HAVE NO LIMITS OKAY I AM AT PEAK ENTHUSIASM GFWUGFOWHFOIWH ahem Tonally, TIME OF OUR LIVES is different from their first two books It is serious and fearless in its approach to a teen s transition into college As a college grad, I can say that TOOL fully captures the very real emotions the ones I personally did and didn t anticipate surrounding separating from family, and how growing up can feel like both a blessing and a curse Fitz and Juniper represent two extremes fear of change and desperation for independence The way they teach each other the merits of the very future they fear is, oddly, heartbreakingly comforting The book prioritizes acceptance of change over romance, though the characters don t deprive themselves of love They simply recognize the need to make choices about their own lives that they won t regret They relinquish the rest to fate Serendipity And they have good luck with that Naturally, Wibbroka s signature humor and chemistry between the main characters is present But I was pleasantly surprised to find myself rooting for the familial relationships as much as I did the romance Romance and family are treated with the same weight It takes a talented writer to pull that off, especially in a contemporary romance These two are a masterclass in characterizing secondary characters Writers, do you feel that Pillsbury poke That s me telling you to READ THIS BOOK.Oh, did I mention the ending was perfect Because it was I guess my point is that Wibbroka are the most reliable authors I ve ever read Every book is consistently page flippy and guaranteed to make whatever book you read next pale in comparison For me, they re now brand name authors I don t need to read the premise of whatever they write next They ve proven their worth three times over My money is as good as theirs.


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