Bloomington High School Lions' star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing and he's got a coach who doesn't ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood best friend Emir Shah shows up to summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team's success may end up in the hands of the one guy who hates him. Determined to reconnect with Emir for the sake of the Lions, he sets out to regain Emir's trust. But to Sebastian's surprise, sweaty days on the pitch, wandering the town's streets, and bonding on the weekends sparks more than just friendship between them....
|Title||:||Running With Lions|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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Running With Lions Reviews
I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own.
✨ Full review now posted!
*translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING
Right from the description this book sounded right up my alley and it did not disappoint. It’s not a perfect book and you can feel that it’s a debut, but the characters were well rounded and I just wanted to keep reading to see what happened next, and ...more
Ooooohhhhh!!!! Gay stuff! Sign me the hell up! I’m a total sucker for gay stuff you guys...
DNF at ~40%. No rating.
Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review.
I really struggle with third person, present tense (present tense, in general, actually), and when I saw that that's how the story was written, I immediately got worried. However, I was determined to press on. I mean, that cover(!), queer rep in sports(!), a book with many ...more
me every day since finding out about this book over a month ago: checking to see if my ARC request has been approved, obsessively stalking the gr page to see if any new reviews have been posted, gazing wonderingly at the cover, daydreaming about how good this book will be
I WANT IT SOOO MUCHHHH
. : ☾⋆ — 4 ★
i was deceived!!!! i was led to believe this was an enemies to lovers trope when it was actually a best friends to enemies to reluctant acquaintances to awkward buddies to bashful pining to intense but shy attraction TO LOVERS!!!!!!!! which is one hundred times better than enemies to lovers!!!!!!
i’m not gonna lie, i’m a weak bitch when it comes to found family plots. add in some sports, and i absolutely melt. i don’t want to do the obvious and compare Running With Lions to The Foxho ...more
4.5 stars from me for this extremely well-written first story from a new author. Strong characters and a decent storyline too.
Have to admit I was kind of expecting an American version of Avery Cockburn's Glasgow Lads series...of which Playing for Keeps: A Glasgow Lads Novel is the first story, and well worth a read. The Glasgow Lads team consists of mainly gay lads and lasses, whereas this story concerns a summer camp for guys from Bloomington High School, and what a wonderfully diverse mix. We ...more
This review is also posted on my blog.
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: “this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best kind of
train wreckspeople” and frankly, I stand by this. It’s a contemporary novel about a bunch of teens at a soccer camp, it’s beautifully diverse, and a perfect read for summer.
Our protagonist, Sebastian, is a goalie & i ...more
"Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?"
Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this the day it was listed on Amazon. A YA summer story with sports and a team of LGBTQ inclusive boys? It looked funny, cute, and precious.
And it was all of those things.
It was funny. It was cute. It was precious.
Mainly though, ...more