Fools In Love
Fresh Twists on Romantic Tales
by Rebecca Barrow; Gloria Chao; Mason Deaver; Sara Farizan; Claire Kann; Malinda Lo; Hannah Moskowitz; Natasha Ngan; Lilliam Rivera; Laura Silverman; Amy Spalding; Rebecca Kim Wells; Julian Winters
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Pub Date 07 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 27 Dec 2021
Perseus Books, Running Press, Running Press Kids
Join fifteen bestselling, award-winning, and up-and-coming authors as they reimagine some of the most popular tropes in the romance genre.
Fake relationships. Enemies to lovers. Love triangles and best friends, mistaken identities and missed connections. This collection of genre-bending and original stories celebrates how love always finds a way, featuring powerful flora, a superhero and his nemesis, a fantastical sled race through snow-capped mountains, a golf tournament, the wrong ride-share, and even the end of the world. With stories written by Rebecca Barrow, Ashley Herring Blake, Gloria Chao, Mason Deaver, Sara Farizan, Claire Kann, Malinda Lo, Hannah Moskowitz, Natasha Ngan, Rebecca Podos, Lilliam Rivera, Laura Silverman, Amy Spalding, Rebecca Kim Wells, and Julian Winters this collection is sure to sweep you off your feet.
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Average rating from 378 members
I received this book for free for an honest review from netgalley #netgalley
Wow this book will give you the feelings!!! As a true romantic I loved this book and the diversity of the love stories. Perfection 😍
I honestly found this very entertaining. Many teens love tropes like fake dating or enemies to lovers. There was very good LGBTQ+ representation. As a member of this community I thank the authors for that.
A collection of amazing beautiful, lovely stories that I'm so glad I got the chance to read. I loved the diversity and I loved the different romances and how there were different, unique tropes in every one.
ARC review - Fools in Love
(pub date Dec 7)
my rating: 5 stars
genres: short stories, romance, lgbtqia+
age: 13+ (-intimacy)
this book reminded me of the power of short stories. in just a few pages per story, i fell in love with every character as they, too, fell in love. the diversity in this book was amazing, and I would definitely recommend it if you want to diversify your bookshelf :) honestly no cons at all. there was a mix of contemporary, fantasy, sci fi so there is something for every reader. i will be buying this book :) scroll for short summaries of each story (each plays on a well-known romance trope
snowed in together
a beautiful commentary on taking the second step in a relationship, but with fantasy and wolves!
a cute feel-good romance full of musical songs and awkwardness
unfortunately, blobs do not eat snacks
a magical assignment turns into something more sinister, tense and mysterious with some well-written romance
a beautiful exploration of what it means to be out, and respecting boundaries, definitely one of my favourites :)
what makes us heroes
a well-written story that shows just how heroic villains can be
a cute story about a real life love triangle, polygamy and everything :)
my best friend’s girl
a beautiful commentary on knowing when somebody is the one
(fairy)like attracts like
a romance so cute, it is a fairytale :)
a coming of age story about having confidence to make a move
the passover date
a wonderfully heartwarming jewish play on the fake dating trope
a touching story about missed connections, recommend this one for plant lovers :)
a cute sporty story for golf lovers
THE ONE BED TROPE need i say more? freaking beautiful
girls just want to have fun
space. secret royalty. an inticing romance that will never be... or will it?
the end of the world is imminent - can you reunite with a lost love?
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book for this honest review!
I LOVED this book! Each of the stories was fun and quick to get through, with memorable characters and quirky plots! There are super heroes, end of the world scenarios, deadly races, to just ordinary days in people’s lives. It was so much fun to read! A bunch of cute, queer love stories. Each story follow a popular trope, such as "hero vs. villain", "fake dating" or "snowed in together", and the settings are super diverse : fantasy words, science fiction or regular high-schoolers.
The diversity of genre and plot means that everyone can find a story that speaks to them. It's also a great way to discover several authors.
My favourites was girls just want to have fun, What Makes Us Heroes and Edges! But every single story in this book is worth reading! I will be buying this book when it gets published!
This was so darn cute !! 🥰
This is a collection of short love stories, we get it all, from enemies to lovers, love triangles, in love with the best friend, and missed love, I loved them all 💕
And LOOOOOVE the queer representation, really really loved it and enjoyed it and it was just so cute and it made my heart melt.
I do have some favourite stories, that I really really enjoyed, a few of them are :
Five stars by Amy Spalding.
What makes us heroes by Julian winters.
My best friends girl bu Sara farizan.
The Passover date by Rebecca barrow.
Girls just want to have fun bu Malinda lo.
It’s perfect for romance lovers, young adult lovers, LGBTQ+ lovers and just lovers of love in general.
Some stories have the typical romance trope and some have a bit of fantasy sprinkles thrown in them. And like I said before, I just loved it.
A wonderfully entertaining collection of LGBTQIA+ friendly short stories.
There are 15 magical, trope filled romances, leaving you with an overall warm and satisfied feeling.
My favourites include “Five Stars” by Amy Spalding, “(Fairy)Like Attracts Like” by Claire Kann, and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Malinda Lo.
Highly recommended for readers in search of adorable, engaging, queer-inclusive romantic YA.
Big thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, in exchange for an honest review.
These were such great stories with wonderful representation! Usually I’ll find that I only like one or two stories in these sorts of mashups, but in this case I enjoyed them all. They were really cute stories. My favorites were Five Stars, Edges, Hero vs. Villain, Fake Dating, Oblivious to Lovers, Boys Noise and Secret Royalty. I will be getting this when it is released and highly recommend it to others. Thanks to NetGalley and the Publisher for the ARC!