When Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart. Betts already knows the two of them are infinite. Inevitable. Destined to become an us.Betts has only ever kept one secret from her best friend, Jo, but suddenly theres a long list of things she wont tell her, things Jo wouldnt understand. Because Jo doesnt see how good Aiden is for Betts. She finds him needy. Possessive. Controlling.Shes wrong. With a love like this, nothing else matters....
|Title||:||Always Forever Maybe|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Always Forever Maybe Reviews
I am a sucker for any type of book that deals with physical/emotional abuse. Having had a bad relationship in my younger years, I feel that I can relate to the characters in a way that someone whom had never experienced this type of thing would not be able to.
I really liked Betts and felt that she was really just trying to find herself and had a lot of self esteem issues when Aiden walked into her life. Their relationship in the beginning was kind of "story book" like and it was easy to see the ...more
Anica Mrose Rissi tackles a tough issue (abuse in teen dating) in her first foray in to young adult literature and she does it with realistic dialogue, a great cast of characters and just the right amount of humor to balance everything out. I started reading this book on a Sunday evening and stayed up way past my bedtime as I needed to read on -- always a good sign. Despite a busy week at work, I managed to find time to finish the book within a few days because I cared about Betts and wanted to ...more
Thank you to Tori from The YA Circle, Epic Reads and Harper Collins Aus for an advanced copy!
Abuse is always a tricky subject to cover but I did enjoy this quick read.
3 stars because Jo is the friend we all need in our lives.
Heads up: If you can’t handle, or don’t want to read stories with physical, emotional and verbal abuse, don’t pick up this book, because it explores all those things. Also, this book is mature, not just because of the abuse, but also because of the sexual content.
Always Forever Maybe wasn’t an easy book to read, because of its dark nature. I’ve never been in a dangerous relationship like Betts, and I’ve also never personally known anyone who has, but I could tell that the author was d ...more
This was by no means perfect but it was definitely worth the read. I really liked the friendship between Jo and Betts. The rest was a bit predictable and Aiden was a tad one dimensional but when you look at the book on the whole, there are definitely more positives than negatives. This was a strong YA debut from Anica Mrose Rissi and I look forward to reading more from her in the future. The writing was very realistic and perfectly suited to a YA contemporary novel.
Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I’ve read in awhile. I guess that’s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are.
This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship, which quickly turns abusive. There honestly isn’t much more than that.
So why did this book not only not work for me, but really bother me?
Writing style is probably the main issue I had with this. The author seems to typic ...more
Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review.
I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book.
Always Forever Maybe tracks the relationship between Betts and Aiden, from the first head over heels, love at first sight moment, to the intense puppy dog love stage and beyond into more toxic territory.
Anica Mrose Rissi charts the rise and fall of this ...more
Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review!
tw: emotional & physical abuse
Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotional abuse is abuse and something that no one ever deserves but unfortunately it happens more frequently than we ever could imagine. And while this is a very difficult topic to write about I feel that the author, Anica Mrose ...more