Monday, December 4, 2017

FOOLISH HEARTS BY EMMA MILLS - BOOK REVIEW

So, of course, after I painstakingly narrow down my top 10 favourite books of this years, I read this book. OF COURSE! Looks like I'm bumping one off the list because oh my goodness, this book was amazing. Like all of the stars, I read it in one sitting, read an ARC but will be picking up a finished copy ASAP amazing.

Hello everyone!

I am back with another reivew, today it is Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills. Thank you so much to Raincoast Books for sending me a copy of this book for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.


This book follows Claudia, a girl who overhears a conversation she wasn't supposed to. Really, this is a very small part of this book, but it makes a big impact. Soon she finds herself on the wrong side of Iris, a 'mean girl' but also a social outsider. After they fail the paper they were forced to write together, the girls find themselves making it up by participating in the school's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. But things aren't all bad. Claudia works as a member of the crew, which means she gets to spend time with Gideon, the goofy and hilarious guy with killer dimples.

Ok, so first off, let's talk about these characters. I feel like if there is one thing Mills can write, it is characters! Like in her previous books, these characters as well-developed, quirky and just a lot of fun to read about. Not only does she flesh out the main characters, but the side characters all have personalities, beyond the cliched friend. 

Claudia is kind-hearted but also tells it like it is. She is willing to help those around her but doesn't let anyone walk all over her. Gideon, I think, was the most complex character in the story. He is so unique from any other male character I've read. He gets along with everyone, but not in a player/flirty kind of way. In a genuine, good guy kind of way. He's also kinda goofy and says the sweetest things that he actually means.

It was pretty clear from early on that while this book was going to have a romance, it was going to be a classic slow burn. Which, to be honest, I don't always love, but Mills got it so right. There were other things going on in the story so it wasn't boring and the romance was just kind of in the background, waiting for its moment. I know that sounds kinda cheesy but the romance was kinda cheesy so I think it works!

Also, can we just take a minute to talk about how hilarious this book was? Like I was physically laughing at some of the things these characters said. I don't think I've ever wanted to hang out with a group of characters as much as I did these ones. They kept talking about how they had a weird sense of humour, and apparently, I do too because they were so funny! I spend most of this book grinning like a maniac.

Overall, I can't say enough good things about this book! GO READ IT!