Saturday, September 19, 2015

Book Review: City Love by Susane Colasanti

Goodreads says:

Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna are living together in New York City the summer before their freshman year of college begins. With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, these three girls are on the verge of the best summer of their lives.

Sadie is a native New Yorker. She is hopeful, romantic, and an eternal optimist who is ready to find her soul mate. Then she meets her dream boy: cute, funny, and quirky in all the right ways. The chemistry between them is unreal. Could he be the one?

Darcy is a free spirit from SoCal with rebellious tendencies and unlimited financial resources. Moving to New York City is just another adventure for her. Darcy wants this summer to be all about boy adventures—nothing serious. But how much fun is too much?

Rosanna leaves Chicago for NYC so she can put her past behind her and reinvent herself. The only thing standing in her way is the grand total of seventy-three cents she has saved. Then she meets a guy who wants to show her the glamorous side of New York—a side that she would never get to experience on her own. If Rosanna doesn't resist, she may find herself in city love.

Told from alternating points of view, City Love captures the moments in each girl's life when everything is thrilling, amazing, and terrifying all at once . . . in a way it will never be again.

I was excited about reading Susane Colasanti's City Love. However, the excitement wore off as I progressed through the novel.  I am not sure how to review this novel because nothing really happened until the end.  City Love wasn't a quick read mainly because of my schedule which includes teaching and studying for my certifications exams.

I understand that this novel is the first of a trilogy.  City Love for the most part reads like a personal travel blog as the girls explore New York City.  All three girls are hiding secrets that they want to forget and enter into romantic relationships.  I guess Colasanti is building up for the second installment for the series.

This novel is different from Colasanti's other novels because the girls are out of high school and going to college.  Also they live on their own.  So can this novel be classified as young adult or new adult? It is also different because it is part of a series and we are left with a few loose ends.

Will I read the follow up?  Maybe. I wish that I had more to say about this novel, but I don't.  I wasn't that impressed with City Love.

3 out of 5 Stars
Personal digital copy purchased from Barnes N Noble 

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