I got a pretty awesome package from Simon Teen – I’m pretty much obsessed with this artwork and the mug!
Thank you to Simon Teen for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.
Synopsis: Today, she hates him. It’s the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing on test scores, student council elections, and even gym class pull-up contests. While Rowan, who secretly wants to write romance novels, is anxious about the future, she’d love to beat her infuriating nemesis one last time. Tonight, she puts up with him. When Neil is named valedictorian, Rowan has only one chance at victory: Howl, a senior class game that takes them all over Seattle, a farewell tour of the city she loves. But after learning a group of seniors is out to get them, she and Neil reluctantly decide to team up until they’re the last players left—and then they’ll destroy each other. As Rowan spends more time with Neil, she realizes he’s much more than the awkward linguistics nerd she’s sparred with for the past four years. And, perhaps, this boy she claims to despise might actually be the boy of her dreams.Tomorrow…maybe she’s already fallen for him.
I really wanted to love this book. It has every trope I desire in a young adult novel! I think I just really didn’t like the main character Rowan. She got on my last nerve and I wanted to just move on from her from the beginning. It also didn’t really seem like a true high school experience that you or I would have had (can’t fault that though, it just seemed totally unrealistic). I also wasn’t a fan of the cussing. I felt like it was there to look cool? It just felt so out of place and unnecessary. What a bummer.