Book Review : Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley , Austin Siegemund-Broka

Reading Time: 3 minutes

I had heard a lot about this book over goodreads and various book vlogs and it came highly recommend for a romance fiction. It was because of all the talks around the book that I decided to give it a try. Well it wasn’t completely up to what I had expected but at the same time it wasn’t that disappointing too. Let’s just say it was an alright read for me.

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley Official Synopsis

Shouldn’t a girl get to star in her own love story?

Seventeen-year-old Megan Harper is about due for her next sweeping romance. It’s inevitable—each of her relationships starts with the perfect guy and ends with him falling in love . . . with someone else. But instead of feeling sorry for herself, Megan focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theater, and fulfilling her dream college’s acting requirement in the smallest role possible.

So when she’s cast as Juliet (yes, that Juliet) in her high school’s production, it’s a complete nightmare. Megan’s not an actress, and she’s used to being upstaged—both in and out of the theater. In fact, with her mom off in Texas and her dad remarried and on to baby #2 with his new wife, Megan worries that, just like her exes, her family is moving on without her.

Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright inspired by Rosaline from Shakespeare’s R+J. A character who, like Megan, knows a thing or two about short-lived relationships. Megan agrees to help Owen with his play in exchange for help catching the eye of a sexy stagehand/potential new boyfriend. Yet Megan finds herself growing closer to Owen, and wonders if he could be the Romeo she never expected.

In their fresh and funny debut, Emily Wibberly and Austin Siegemund-Broka break down the high school drama to find there’s always room for familial love, romantic love, and—most importantly—self-love.

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley RWAT Take

All the Shakespeare and Romeo-Juliet fans would have something to look forward in the book as there is an abundant flow of Shakespearean dialogues and auras inside the novel. That doesn’t essentially mean that the romance inside the book is essentially Shakespearean. It is far from that

One of the things that I loved about the book is its central female character. She is bold and unapologetic about it. This is completely opposite to the usual goody two shoes female characters of the usual YA novels. In a way that also forms the core of the whole plot too

The plot has its bad and good moments and there were points where I really loved the plot turns but then certain aspects didn’t appeal with me . But then this is completely a perspective things because plot appeal is different to different readers.

Conclusion

I thought that the book was good and it has a plot that is equally worth investing time but don’t expect absolutely candy floss or swoon worthy romance

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