When Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart. Betts already knows the two of them are infinite. Inevitable. Destined to become an us.Betts has only ever kept one secret from her best friend, Jo, but suddenly theres a long list of things she wont tell her, things Jo wouldnt understand. Because Jo doesnt see how good Aiden is for Betts. She finds him needy. Possessive. Controlling.Shes wrong. With a love like this, nothing else matters....
|Title||:||Always Forever Maybe|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
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Always Forever Maybe Reviews
Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink
Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review for this and it's too early anyway since it doesn't come out until May, I will give you a list of things I thought and things you can expect.
• The main character has the same nickname as me, which is Bee, so points fo ...more
Love the cover of this book it's definitely what drew me in. The story was quite good but a bit predictable. I did get emotional a few times because the story hit a little close to home and the power and the ending just gives you hope.
"I couldn't think about fear, pain, hurt, guilt, sadness, anger or love, couldn't allow myself to feel any of it. Because if I felt any of that, I risked also feeling the horrible, unwelcome, and unspeakable thing that had snaked beneath it the moment he'd turned away: relief."
DISCLAIMER: as someone who's personally encountered emotional/ physical abuse, I will not be an objective, critical reviewer in this critic.
FOR FANS OF GIRL MADE OF STARS AND IT ENDS WITH US:
Always, Forever, Maybe is about ...more
I love this book. Most of all, the dialogue! Dialogue is tough to write well, but this book nails it. I got totally wrapped up in the cast of true, sweet, supportive, sassy friends.
But oh, the romance (and what comes with it). Gripping and well done - this book will be so important for many people. Rissi handles this challenging relationship really elegantly and honestly.
Gripping and powerful, heart-wrenching and brutal, Anica Mrose Rissi's YA debut is a raw and resonant look at the swift downslide from intoxicating to toxic in a teen relationship where emotional manipulation and physical and emotional abuse are the smoke and mirrors masquerading as "love." A necessary exploration of a controlling, abusive relationship--but also of resilient, fierce friendship, and ultimately hope.
Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review.
I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book.
Always Forever Maybe tracks the relationship between Betts and Aiden, from the first head over heels, love at first sight moment, to the intense puppy dog love stage and beyond into more toxic territory.
Anica Mrose Rissi charts the rise and fall of this ...more
I received an eGalley via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review
Trigger warning: This book contains emotional and physical abuse.
Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi was, to be completely honest, really hard to read. It was addicting, but hard to read because of the perspective that we're reading the story from. The protagonist, Bee, is extremely unreliable and if it weren't for some issues with the pacing, the questionable conclusion, the short length of this book, and how everything t ...more