Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour
Genre: YA Contemporary, GLBT
My Rating: 4/5 stars
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Emi might have just graduated high school, but she’s already made a name for herself as a set designer in the Hollywood film world. When shopping for set props, she and her friend discover an old letter from a movie legend to a mysterious girl. Emi wants to track her down, but all she has is a first name: Ava. What starts as a quest to find her turns into an adventure of its own once Ava steps into their lives.
What a fun and charming summer read. I flew through the pages and really enjoyed going on Emi’s journey with her. If you’re looking for light contemporary reads for the summer, this is definitely a book to pick up.
What makes it stand out from other YA contemporaries is the setting. It’s entirely set in the Hollywood film world. The reader is taken behind the scenes with Emi’s job to see all the effort and thought that goes into how movie sets are constructed. I had never really put much focus into looking at set designs when watching movies until now.
Emi’s world is a neat one to jump into for a fresh perspective, plus I really enjoyed her voice. It’s a wonderful story with excellent writing on Nina Lacour’s part. If you’re a fan of YA contemporaries, check this one out before the summer is through because, let’s be honest, a nice light contemporary adventure pairs perfectly with the summer time.
(Also on a side note, the cover is gorgeous. Am I right?)