A review by saumya29
Fools in Love, by Hannah Moskowitz, Natasha Ngan, Rebecca Kim Wells, Ashley Herring Blake, Rebecca Podos, Amy Spalding, Sara Farizan, Laura Silverman, Gloria Chao, Rebecca Barrow, Julian Winters, Claire Kann, Lilliam Rivera

2.0

So I will be reviewing this book story wise. Some were actually great while others just could not make the cut:
1. SILVER AND GOLD ( Snowed in together): 1 Star Rating: my very first read was a very disappointing one. I had so many expectations from this trope. But this story is just so not up to mark. First half is just dedicated to some mountain race- which we so do not care about- the other half was given to romance. It would be much better if the author was more concise and clear about the characters she was writing.

2.FIVE STARS ( Mistaken Identity): 2 star rating: This was an okay read. The starting is kind of over stretched. It would be so much better if the writing and editing were better.

3. UNFORTUNATELY BLOBS DO NOT EAT SNACKS ( Kissing under the influence): 1 star rating: This story was so kiddish, more like a middle grade book rather than a young adult story. 95% of the book dealt with weird magic stuff which was not even remotely interesting. And where was the kissing under influence in this. There were also no good dialouges .

___________and why were the main love interests in the above three stories so far cocky, oversmart, YOLO kind of females, and the main character is underconfident. Is this some kind of new side trope we readers are being kept in the dark about?!__________

4. EDGES( The grumpy one and the soft one): 4 star rating; This was a pretty good story - short, sweet and simple. I like that not a lot of time is spent on useless stuff like giving long winded descriptions and they get exactly to the point. The emotions felt raw and real in this one.

5. WHAT MAKES US HEROES( Heroes Vs Villains): 3 star rating; A new perspective on the whole hero vs villain trope. Even though it wasnt much of my style, I still liked it. I especially liked how the protagonists stops accepting his parents forced decisions.

6. AND( Love Triangle): 0 star rating: okay, so this trope is like a really easy common one and we can find thousands of stories with the same trope. But this book is like a huge punch in in the face to all those books who used this trope well. So this book strated off pretty promising the first few pages but it is so uttterly ridiculous. Protagonist is stupid. And she develops feelings for a boy but is already in a relationship . Its like she sees this boy ONE time and is like OMG I love, i cant be happy without him, and now I cant stay with my boyfriend of three years. She tells her boyfriend- oh I love him so much and then cries. The boyfriend being a doormat, goes like - "oh no worries, lets all three date each other and forever be happy. easy peasy."
I am not against such time of relationships at all. But I really hate the way this story has been executed. Very poor story.

7. MY BEST FRIENDS GIRL:4 star rating: This was a nice story. The characters were well developed and actually had some character to them. There was an actual plot conflict to build the story up. The superhero element was also kind of interesting.

8. THESE STRINGS(Siblings hot best friend)-4 star rating; A very good story. Even though I am not a huge fan of this trope,I still ended up liking it because the writing had a very good flow and was overall well written. The main character was very likeable. It felt kind of short though.

9.THE PASSOVER DATE( fake dating)-3 star rating- Good story, nice and crisp writing. Trope is executed well. Ending was not rushed and felt apt. The humour was good too.

10.BLOOM( Love transcends space): good concept and idea. This was the first story i read for this kind of this trope. But it was just too long. tighter editing would be better.

11. TEED UP( Oblivious to lovers);- 4 star rating- I love dhow they explored the asian american theme in this one. the intense pressure sometimes put by asian parents, the sexism in a male dominated society, the misogny, everything has been presented well. romance was simple and cute.

12.BOYS NOISE( Only one bed at the inn): very very cute story. A simple writing style made it even more beautiful.

13. GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN( Secret Royalty)- 2 star rating- okay okay story. expected more from this trope
overall this was not a great read and but really liked all the representation. It was so very inclusive and diverse which i really appreciate. But I would not be reccomending this book to anyone.