Everything Leads to You – Book Review

Everything Leads to You

 eltyEverything Leads to You by Nina Lacour
Published by: Dutton Juvenile (May 15, 2014)
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 312
Rating: 4 stars
A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.
Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

Review

I really liked this book. It tells the story of Emi and Ava, the story is told from Emi’s point of view. Eli is a movie set designer, and with her best friend Charlotte they find a letter from  a recently deceased movie star. This leads them to look for the recipient of the letter, which leads to  them meeting Ava. Ava’s life has not been good, through the turns of life her life has gone from bad to worse, but after meeting Emi and Charlotte things start looking up.

This is the first LGBT book i’ve read, and I loved this aspect, the subject is introduced really subtly, and you are not beaten over the head with the fact that Emi is a lesbian, this is not presented as a revelation to shock the reader, it is simply a fact which accompanies the plot of the book, and it felt really natural.

Another aspect I loved of the book is Emi’s family, in YA books, parents tend to be non existent, but Emi’s parents are wonderful they are supportive of her, and of Ava’s situation.

Overall I think this book is amazing, the plot was a little predictable, but it is handled wonderfully and the writing is great.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – Updates

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Hi My name is Pilar, I’ve been trying to start this blog for over an year, but never managed to hit the publish button. I’ll try to start today with the readathon.

Here is the starting survey

Hour 0 – Opening Survey

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Argentina
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The sandman comics
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I’ve got a whole bunch of M&M’s
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
My name is Pilar, I am a pastry chef and currently studying chemical engineering. I have two cats and love knitting in my spare time.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
This is my first time, I’m looking forward to interacting with other booklovers. Oh, and starting to blog.

TBR for the Readathon

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I have a small TBR, I hope to finish all the books. I’m going to be reading:
Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen
Abdicación by Anna K. Franco
The Sandman by Neil Gaiman (volumes 3 & 4)
The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson (Audiobook)
The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson (Audiobook)

Hour 3
Pages Read: 20
Minutes Listened: 30min
Books Finished: 0
Hour 3
Pages Read: 10
Minutes Listened: 22min
Books Finished: 0
Cover from Memory – Challenge
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Pages Read: 22
Minutes Listened: 31
Books Finished: 1 The Heart of Betrayal
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Pages Read: 33
Minutes Listened: 23
Books Finished: 3
Finished reading Scarlet and Ms. Marvel issue #18
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Pages Read: 0
Minutes Listened: 47
Books Finished: 3
Match the weather with a book cover – Challenge
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Pages Read: 42
Minutes Listened: 40
Books Finished: 4
Just finished The Sandman issue #17

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Minutes Listened: 60
Books Finished: 4

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Pages Read: 66
Minutes Listened: 10
Books Finished: 7

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Took a break from reading so, no progress

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Pages Read: 112
Minutes Listened: 20
Books Finished: 7
Finished reading Captain Marvel issues #5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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1. What are you reading right now?
I’m switching between listening to The Beauty of Darkness and reading Captain Marvel
2. How many books have you read so far?
Seven, 2 books and 1 comic
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Finishing the Captain Marvel run I’m reading
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
No interruptions yet
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How much I’ve been able to read

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