Review | The Shortest Distance Between Love and Hate by Sandy Hall | for the fans of cute & giggly cliches

Hello my stars!! So excited to be sharing my review for this book! This book will be published within the month and I am working with Xpresso Tours for this review/blog tour. They’re great and I always love the books I receive from them.

 

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Publishing Date: July 22, 2019 (acc. Netgalley)

Publisher: Avon Books UK

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Format: eBook (Kindle)

Pages: 288

Goodreads Rating: 3.64

My Rating: 3.3

”This is like Cinderella minus the glass slipper.” ”He’s my Cinderella.”

 

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A teen girl starting at a new school is torn between long-held loyalties and a bright new love.

Paisley is really looking forward to college. She is ready to take charge of her destiny and embrace some new experiences! Finding a hot guy to make out with at her first ever college party seems like a great start . . . until her best friend informs her that mystery guy is actually Carter Schmitt, Paisley’s sworn enemy who basically ruined their lives in middle school.

So much for new people and exciting new experiences. Oh well. Paisley will just pretend he doesn’t exist. Of course that would be easier if Carter, AKA her super-hot-sworn-enemy, hadn’t ended up in three of her classes AND the same work study. Is it too late to rethink this college thing?

 

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Somebody Like You by Keith Urban
Leona by Carousel Casualties

(all of these songs can be found on Spotify)

 

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MY GOODREADS REVIEW ✧

★★★☆☆

 

The beginning and the end are honestly the strongest parts. I’m happy I started and ended this book on good notes. This book is about two college freshmen who actually knew each other in middle school but have not seen each other since. They parted with some not-so-pleasant memories and the story begins when they meet again at a party. The beginning of the book was what really made me intrigued and sucked me into their story.

I’m gonna start by saying that this is not my favorite in terms or writing style and plot that but I did enjoy this book on a sort of basic level.

A lot of things were just happening. There were parts when it’s just pages full of dialogue and no description of anything. Scenes just weirdly ended and started. That disturbed me a bit but it is an enemies to lovers trope (and I LOVE those). In terms of the enemies to lovers trope, I think that this was very well paced that it satisfied my need for that cliche.

 

PETTY QUARRELS… THAT I ENJOYED…

okay… I REALLY enjoyed the two characters’ quarrels AT FIRST even though it was petty. There was a point when it became a bit much for my taste. This came to me at a time I was looking for a Contemporary Romance to read so I enjoyed it more than I would have. Even if there were so many things I found petty and childish… but they kind of started to make sense the more I read through the story so… it’s fine it’s fine…

but they were still petty and childish..

Though!!! There were themes in the book that I did like ❤ For risk of spoiling I’m not saying what exactly but there were some pretty nice topics covered, my main problem was just the way it was written into the story. Nevertheless, I like a book that deals with those kinds of topics.

I also have to mention that the characters were a bit inconsistent and there are specific writing things that some readers might not like. But if you are just looking for a light Contemporary Read to break off a fantasy marathon, this is a nice refresher.

 

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