Everything Leads to You | Sticky Note Reviews

Everything Leads to You

I remember when I read Hold Still. It was forever ago. I remember loving it.

I got Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour in one of my Quarterly boxes. I remember thinking, “I should read this, I liked Hold Still.” I then proceeded to allow it to sit on my TBR shelf for two years.

That’s a long time. And I don’t know what I was thinking.

Once I picked this up, though, I didn’t want to put it back down again (so much that I checked an ebook copy out from the library so I could travel with it).

Synopsis (from Amazon):

After being entrusted with her brother’s Los Angeles apartment for the summer as a graduation gift, Emi Price isn’t sure how to fulfill his one condition: that something great take place there while he’s gone. Emi may be a talented young production designer, already beginning to thrive in the competitive film industry, but she still feels like an average teen, floundering when it comes to romance.

But when she and her best friend, Charlotte, discover a mysterious letter at the estate sale of a Hollywood film legend, Emi must move beyond the walls of her carefully crafted world to chase down the loose ends of a movie icon’s hidden life, leading her to uncover a decades’ old secret and the potential for something truly epic: love.

Here’s my Sticky Note Review.

#bookaday Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour. #SRNtbs I’ve had Everything Leads to You on my TBR since June of 2015. Honestly, I have no idea what I was waiting for. Probably the confidence to admit that I like rom com type stories. I LOVED Everything Leads to You. There was enough tension that I wasn’t sure how it was going to end, though I knew exactly how I WANTED it to end. It’s one more example of the importance of imagining people complexly – not as people on pedestals. Can I also just take a second to mention how great having an established queer character is. I liked that it wasn't a coming out story for either character, though it did mention (and figure into characterization) how the experiences were different.

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