I've really slacked when it comes to writing reviews for the books I read. Mostly because my first instinct is to go Level 12 Fangirl and post a gif-laden write up expressing my every emotion. While fun, that's not exactly professional nor is it constructive.
And yet, that's exactly what I want to do for LONDON FALLING.
I really enjoyed the chemistry between Maggie and Samir in I SEE LONDON and I rooted for this unlikely couple from the first page. The end was a knife in my gut as well as a breathy sigh because the pain. The angst. The yes. Finally. IT HURTS. IT HURTS SO GOOD.
Getting to come back to the International School in LONDON FALLING, back to Maya and Fleur and Michael and, yes, Samir, was like coming home. Watching Maggie and Samir dance around each other only to come together so spectacularly was the sweetest kind of relief. I cheered. I sighed. I clutched my Kindle to my chest and tried to will the clock to stop for them.
And the end? Blessed assurance, the end was a breathless sigh and a whooping cheer and a rush of hope for this couple who found themselves and each other on foreign soil they'd made their own.
For me, the International School books are New Adult must reads. They perfectly represent the category, in my opinion. They combine all the elements we're familiar with, where we came from, and where we, authors, readers, and believers, want to see it go. I love Samir and Maggie together. I love the diverse cast of characters. I love the party--er--study abroad experience and Samir. Have I mentioned Samir? Because, really. SAMIR.
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