Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Book Review: Four Days of You and Me by Miranda Kenneally

Four Days of You and Me
By: Miranda Kenneally
Release Date: May 5, 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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Source: eARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest review
Book Synopsis:


A new swoon-worthy romance following a couple's love story on the same date over four years. 

Every May 7, the students at Coffee County High School take a class trip. And every year, Lulu’s relationship with Alex Rouvelis gets a little more complicated. Freshman year, they went from sworn enemies to more than friends after a close encounter in an escape room. It’s been hard for Lulu to quit Alex ever since. 

Through breakups, make ups, and dating other people, each year’s class trip brings the pair back together and forces them to confront their undeniable connection. From the science museum to an amusement park, from New York City to London, Lulu learns one thing is for sure: love is the biggest trip of all.


My Thoughts:


Four Days of You and Me was a spectacular story, and confirmed why Miranda Kenneally is one of my absolute favorite young adult contemporary romance authors.  In this book, we are gifted a beautiful love story, that encompasses so much more than I could have expected or wished for.  Kenneally delivers on themes of love, and friendship; as well as the challenges of growing up, and becoming an adult. 

Every year, the students take a class field trip in May.  Four Days of You and Me is told through the eyes of Lulu Wells.  This story is formatted by painting a story of what takes place between Lulu and Alex Rouvelis every year on the school trip, as well as giving us the major highlights of what took place between our main characters during the school year.  

Lulu and Alex are an opposites attract scenario.  She is a strict vegetarian.  Lulu marches to the beat of her own drum, and I loved her strong sense of self.  She doesn't have any friends except for her best friend Max, and her cousin Grace, (who she gets closer to after freshman year.)  She is referred to as "weird," and "a hippie" by her classmates.  Lulu loves graphic novels, works hard on creating her own, and hopes to one day make a living by doing what she is so passionate about. 

In contrast, Alex is an extremely popular baseball player.  He works hard at his family's pizzeria, and is very diligent in honing his baseball skills, because he needs to earn a scholarship if he wants to attend college after graduation.  Lulu and Alex aren't off to the best start when they both decide to run for freshman class president.  

However, after getting locked in an escape room during their freshman class field trip at a science museum, things become complicated between these two.  As they navigate four years of high school, readers get a front row seat to first love, breakups and makeups, as well as the two of them going out with other people.  However, through it all, there is never a doubt that these two are meant to be together.

Four Days of You and Me was fast paced, highly entertaining, and gave me a ton of "feels."  I was completely invested in Lulu and Alex's story, and didn't want it to end.  It was an excellent reading escape, and now I'm suffering from a major book hangover.  I can't recommend this story enough!  Romance readers are in for a real treat, as this story is going on my favorites shelf!







About the Author:

Growing up in Tennessee, Miranda Kenneally dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes, and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband.





30 comments:

  1. Your review has me so excited for this one, Lindy! I've actually only read on by Keanneally before (Breathe, Annie, Breathe) but it really made an impression on me. It was a lot deeper than I anticipated. I can't wait to meet Lulu and Alex!

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    1. Yay! I can't wait for you to read it Tanya :)

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  2. Wasn't it wonderful! I was nervous to read a Kenneally book set outside Hundred Oaks, but this was fantastic for me. Wouldn't it be amazing, if we got a jump ahead novella? One thing I loved about the Hundred Oaks books was getting to follow Jordan and Henry throughout their relationship. I need to know what came next for Alex and Lulu because of all the major things that were in the works for them

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    1. I would love a jump ahead novella! I agree, one of my favorite things about the Hundred Oaks series was always getting to catch up with Jordan and Henry. Let's hope we get the same thing for Lulu and Alex.

      Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  3. Thanks for sharing, I've never been much of a YA romance fan but this does sound good

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  4. I've been trying to write a comment on this post, but for some reason it keeps refreshing mid-comment! Hopefully you haven't gotten a slew of unfinished comments from me. :-)

    Anyway, what I was trying to say is that this book has been getting so many fantastic reviews and I now can't wait to read it!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I loved every moment of it, and can't wait for you to read it too Nicole :)

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  5. I adore her books too. Looks like she wrote another special pair. :)

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    1. She did! I was very happy with this pair, and as you can see fell in love with this story :)

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  6. An author I need to try..I love when you become swept up in a story and don't want it to end.

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    1. Yes, you need to try her books out Kim :).

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  7. Its the first I am hearing of this author. I love when a book is so engrossing that it completely sweeps you away. Great review,Lindy.

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  8. This sounds like a really unique premise! Love it! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  9. Congratulations to Miranda. And I liked your review of this interesting story!

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  10. Sounds like a winner for you. I love a story where you become so invested in a story. Glad to hear you loved this one.

    Great review

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  11. I do love an opposites attract romance, and Keaneally's writing! Glad to hear it was a hit! Fab review, Lindy! :)

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  12. That sounds really good. I think I would probably like this one.

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  13. I've been eyeing this book because I love the cover so I'm glad to hear it's a great read too. :)

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  14. Love the idea of highschool friends in this novel. Most of my friends are ones I've kept from H.s. they have seen me at my worse and kept up the ties.I'm grateful.

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    1. Yes, I loved the friendships this story :). My best friend an I met our sophomore year in high school, and have been best friends for 25 years :)

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  15. This sounds adorable! The premise just makes me smile!

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