July 13, 2021

#BookReview: Better Together by Christine Riccio






Synopsis: Jamie’s an aspiring standup comic in Los Angeles with a growing case of stage anxiety.

Siri’s a stunning ballerina from New Jersey nursing a career-changing injury.

They’ve both signed up for the same session at an off the grid Re-Discover Yourself Retreat in Colorado. When they run into each other, their worlds turn upside down.

Jamie and Siri are sisters, torn apart at a young age by their parent's volatile divorce. They’ve grown up living completely separate lives: Jamie with their Dad and Siri with their Mom. Now, reunited after over a decade apart, they hatch a plot to switch places. It’s time they get to know and confront each of their estranged parents.

With an accidental assist from some fortuitous magic, Jamie arrives in New Jersey, looking to all the world like Siri, and Siri steps off her flight sporting a Jamie glamour.

The sisters unexpectedly find themselves stuck living in each other's shoes. Soon Siri's crushing on Jamie's best friend Dawn. Jamie's falling for the handsome New Yorker she keeps running into, Zarar. Alongside a parade of hijinks and budding romance, both girls work to navigate their broken family life and the stresses of impending adulthood.

Freaky Friday meets The Parent Trap in New York Times bestselling author Christine Riccio's Better Together, a sparkling and heartfelt story about sisters, second chances, finding romance, and finding yourself.
 



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Rating: 2 Stars
My Review: An old twist for a new time. I really loved The Parent Trap movie (org.and remake) the switch is always so much fun.  Sadly this book just didn't meat the bar that those stories tell. This was a weird light magic contemporary that just didn't make any sense. I wish the author would have taken out that magical aspect and just kept the switch of a set of twins.  I think this one would have worked out better.  I have to say that the writing in this one wasn't all that good either.  I do not think I will try another book from this author in the future. 





Review

"Thoughtful and entertaining." ―Kirkus

Praise for Again, But Better

"This funny, poignant debut by a popular BookTuber is full of life and honest reflection, and it’s packed with adventures that will charm readers, whether they’ve traveled abroad or not. Give this to anyone who enjoys tales of self-discovery and first love." ―Booklist

“Half wish fulfilment, half cautionary tale and full of charm." ―Kirkus

"Again, But Better is a fantastic debut novel! Entertaining, clever and impossible to put down." ―Colleen Hoover, New York Times bestselling author

"A story of finding love and finding yourself. Prepare to be completely charmed." ―Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling authors of Autoboyography

About the Author

Christine Riccio is the New York Times bestselling author of Again, But Better. She’s been on a quest to encourage more humans to read since the third grade. Her YouTube channel PolandbananasBOOKS has over 410,000 book-loving subscribers. She makes comedic book reviews, vlogs, sketches, and writing videos chronicling the creation of her own novels. She’s also one of the three YouTubers behind BOOKSPLOSION―YouTube’s longest-running book club. She graduated from Boston University in 2012 with a degree in Film and TV and now lives in Los Angeles, CA.









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