Review Time! I spent the last 10 minutes wondering what's the best way to write "Loves" because on the cover it's like "<3" but I can't do it like that in the title so I changed it! Jessie Loves NYC is the second novel of YA author, Keris Stainton! Thanks so much to Hachette for the review copy!
(Goodreads) Jessie's just arrived in New York, hoping to forget about her awful ex.
New Yorker Finn is in love with his best friend's girlfriend.
They might be perfect together, but in a city of eight million people, will they ever find each other?
The Short Story? - Very cute, sweet and fluffy! This is just one of those books that's meant to be read for entertainment! The plot is simple, cute and funny. The characters are adorable and the writing is comfortable! A very quick read that's meant to be a OSR ( One Sitting Read), perfect for a quiet night in, well written, great flow and it's one to be enjoyed by all!
The Long Story? - You know those books that are so cliched and predictable, you roll your eyes yet you read it and secretly ( or not so secretly) find yourself enjoying it anyway? Well, Jessie Loves NYC was one of those books! It's an accidental great read! The cover is really, really catchy as well!
The plot was ...predictable but cute. From the moment I read the blurb I knew what the ending would be, in fact read the description provided in this review and you can work it out too. However this was one of those books where the ending wasn't the most important thing. It was the journey to the end that was significant. It was the coincidences that keep bringing Finn and Jessie together, it was the personal demons each character had, it was the cute yet bittersweet relationships throughout the book. What's not to love right? Not to mention that it's set in....NEW YORK CITY!!!
The characters were absolutely adorable! Jessie was going through heartbreak, spending the summer in a foreign city, battling it out with her mum yet she's one of those character's who is kind-hearted and hard not to love! Finn was adorable, he's cute...I'm not so sure about hot appeal but definitely swoon-worthy and A+ in the boyfriend category! Supporting characters were great although Jessie's parents are borderline weird ( one's gay and one's a cougar...I love the diversity!) Great characterisation!
Stainton's got a very comfortable writing style! It's suits the novel, both are cute, fluffy and light. Very entertaining and very teen! The language is easy to comprehend and it's a pretty short novel only around 250 pages and the font is pretty big, it can easily be read by book lovers of all ages! Written in third person yet emotions can still be bought out in the novel! Well-written indeed!
So how should I sum it up? Read Jessie Loves NYC! One for readers of all ages to enjoy, it's the novel to read for a girl's night in! Funny, sweet and cute, Jessie Loves NYC is a novel about hardship, finding yourself ...and fate. Well written, great characters and a plot that's super cute! Entertaining, exciting and set in New York City, cancel your Friday night plans because this one is worth a night in!
Rating - 4/5
Badass Bookie xx