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Publication Date: May 15, 2018
Source: ARC from Xpresso Book Tours
A bad storm, two canceled flights, stuck in an airport with a hot stranger and the guy who broke her heart… what could go wrong?
After Sari caught her boyfriend Zev cheating on her, their romantic Florida vacation was ruined. She can’t get back to NYC soon enough. Unfortunately, mother nature may have different plans. A huge storm is brewing in the Northeast, and flights all over the country are getting canceled—including Sari’s. She winds up stuck at the airport for hours. With Zev!
When another stranded passenger (a hot NYU guy) suggests a connecting flight to Boston, Sari jumps at the chance. But when her mom freaks out about her traveling alone, she has no choice—she has to include Zev, and somehow survive being trapped with the guy who broke her heart!
First of all, can I just say that I love the title of this book? The title is what first drew me in and what first made this book show up on my most anticipated of 2018 list. Also, how awkward, imagine being stranded with your cheating boyfriend because of a non-refundable vacation and some terrible weather? Yikes! Anyway, without further ado, let’s get into the review.
Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over reminds me a lot of classic YA — the kind of stuff I read when I was an actual Young Adult. It’s not a groundbreakingly deep book or anything, but it’s fun and dramatic and a quick read. The drama makes it easy to keep reading even when I, a certified Real Adult, wanted to take Sari and Zev by the shoulders and tell them to stop overthinking and overreacting and just listen to each other.
I really liked all of the side characters, especially Sari’s grandmother and Dylan and Fitz, the two boys who help Sari in her quest to get back home. I actually wish we could’ve seen more of Dylan and Fitz! They seemed to be two genuinely good guys. I was never quite sure what to make of Sari, who was strong and driven but too much in her head, and Zev, who was nerdy and charming but hard to trust.
In the end, I’d recommend this for younger YA readers. I think it will feel very relatable to teens but might be frustrating to older readers.
Shani Petroff is a writer living in New York City. She’s the author of the “Bedeviled” series, which includes Daddy’s Little Angel, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Dress, Careful What You Wish For, and Love Struck, and is the co-author of the “Destined” series which includes Ash and Ultraviolet. She also writes for television news programs and several other venues. When she’s not locked in her apartment typing away, she spends a whole lot of time on books, boys, TV, daydreaming, and shopping online.
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