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IG Review: Fools in Love edited by Ashley Herring Blake & Rebecca Podos

December 8, 2021 in Book Reviews
Fools in Love edited by Ashley Herring Blake & Rebecca Podos

AD • I received a copy of this book from the publishers via NetGalley. My review is voluntary and opinions are entirely my own.

Just a mini review today that I’ve already shared over on my Instagram. Today’s review is all about a gorgeous YA anthology coming out this month entitled Fools in Love edited by Ashley Herring Blake & Rebecca Podos. A lot of these authors, if not all of them, were new to me which is one of the things I love most about reading anthologies – discovering new voices! So without any further ado, here’s what I thought about Fools in Love…

Fools in Love edited by Ashley Herring Blake & Rebecca Podos

Fools in Love edited by
Ashley Herring Blake & Rebecca Podos

Publisher: Running Press Kids
Date of Publication: 16th December 2021
Genre: YA | Romance
Format: eBook (288 pages)
Source: E-ARC via NetGalley

Book Review

This was a delightfully inclusive anthology of YA romances with each author tackling a trope of the romance genre and putting their own spin on it. As such, there was a huge amount of diversity across the collection. Most of the stories ventured away from heteronormative standards which was wonderful to see and meant that there’s a wide range of sexualities and gender identities represented here.

As is the case with any anthology, there were some stories that I enjoyed and others that I didn’t. The ones that stood out to me most in this collection were:

❤ Mistaken Identity by Amy Spalding
❤ Unfortunately, Blobs Do Not Eat Snacks by Rebecca Kim Wells
❤ Edges by Ashley Herring Blake
❤ These Strings by Lilliam Rivera
❤ The Passover Date by Laura Silverman
❤ Boys Noise by Mason Deaver
❤ Disaster by Rebecca Podos

Overall, this is a great anthology that I think will be well received by YA readers especially those whose identities are maybe not as represented in existing anthologies.

Hayley @ Cosy Chapters

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I'm Hayley (she/her) and I'm more than a little bit bookish. Cosy Chapters is where I share all things book-related plus the occasional post about the cosy lifestyle. When I'm not reading, you'll find me spending time with my little family, rewatching sitcoms, planning the now somewhat elusive trip to Disneyland Paris and losing entire days playing ACNH.

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  • Cristina Rosano December 8, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    I have this on my reading list and can’t wait to have it in my hands next year! Not usually one for a lot of romance books, but love that it’s a collection so it offers more stories and more chances for them to include more diverse characters x

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    I'm Hayley (she/her) and I'm more than a little bit bookish.

    Cosy Chapters is where I share all things book-related plus the occasional post about the cosy lifestyle.

    When I'm not reading, you'll find me spending time with my little family, rewatching sitcoms, planning the now somewhat elusive trip to Disneyland Paris and losing entire days playing ACNH.

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