October 12, 2021

#BookReview: Full Flight by @ashleyschu

Synopsis: Everyone else in the tiny town of Enfield, Texas calls fall football season, but for the forty-three members of the Fighting Enfield Marching Band, it’s contest season. And for new saxophonist Anna James, it’s her first chance to prove herself as the great musician she’s trying hard to be.

When she’s assigned a duet with mellophone player Weston Ryan, the boy her small-minded town thinks of as nothing but trouble, she’s equal parts thrilled and intimidated. But as he helps her with the duet, and she sees the smile he seems to save just for her, she can’t help but feel like she’s helping him with something too.

After her strict parents find out she’s been secretly seeing him and keep them apart, together they learn what it truly means to fight for something they love. With the marching contest nearing, and the two falling hard for one another, the unthinkable happens, and Anna is left grappling for a way forward without Weston.

A heartbreaking novel about finding your first love and what happens when it's over too soon. Ashley Schumacher’s Full Flight is about how first love shapes us—even after it’s gone.

This title will be released on February 22, 2022.


Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: If you use posits or highlight your books, get ready for war!  Because this one I was highlighting like mad!  I haven't read a book that had so much emotion in a while. This one had me laughing and crying and just going crazy insane as I read each page.  The only issue I had with it is the major spoilers that are given in the synopsis I think that if you see this one and think it might be for you. Don't read it!! I usually skip them but ended up reading this one before I started reading and that was a mistake.  Overall, I really fell hard for these characters even kind of knowing what was going to happen.  


Praise for Full Flight

“Full of humor, whimsy, and heartache, Full Flight explores the many notes of grief and love and the happiness found in the soft moments between. Schumacher’s sophomore novel punches you in the feels and I can’t wait for her to do it again.” - Ashley Poston, national bestselling author of Geekerella

“Schumacher composes a bittersweet symphony of heartbreak and self-awareness set to the wondrous lyrics of first love. The story of Anna and Weston will remain with me for the rest of my life.” - Erin Hahn, author of You'd Be Mine and More Than Maybe

Praise for Amelia Unabridged

Book Riot, “Winter 2021 YA Books for Your TBR”

Goodreads, “Most Anticipated YA Titles of 2021”

Culturess, “21 YA Book Releases We Can’t Wait to Read in 2021”

"Already one of my favorite books of the year, this is one you'll toss at your book loving friends and quickly form your own lil book groups around." - Buzzfeed, "40 Contemporary Books We're Looking Forward To Reading In 2021"

“Ultimately a story of self-discovery offered up with the sweetness of wish-fulfillment romance, it’s a novel sure to please anyone who wants a story of love and reading.” - Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books 

"Schumacher centers storytelling as a means of expression, connection, and keeping the dead alive in this emotionally immersive debut....Employing expressive prose that communicates the emotion and tumult that can accompany the death of a loved one at any age, Schumacher leaves characters―and readers―with a sense of hope." - Publishers Weekly

"Schumacher’s lovely debut will have romantics swooning over blonde-haired, blue-eyed Amelia and black-haired Nolan’s love story. These two teens have endured loss and family trauma, but both have found acceptance and family elsewhere, and bring out the best in each other. The novel is also an ode to the love of reading and how books can provide the magic and comfort needed during difficult times. Recommended for all YA collections." - School Library Journal

"A beautiful, quirky, and magical story about broody authors, best friendships, and the imaginary worlds we call home. With lyrical prose and a romance that'll sweep you off your feet, Ashley Schumacher makes you believe in the impossibility of happily ever afters." - Ashley Poston, national bestselling author of Geekerella

“Schumacher wrote a glittering love letter of a debut, aimed at the hearts and souls of book worms everywhere. The layered and complex stories shared by sweet Amelia and revised by the enigmatic Nolan, broke my heart and bound it back together once more, sealed with a perfect kiss.” - Erin Hahn, author of You’d Be Mine and More Than Maybe

About the Author

Ashley Schumacher is the author of Amelia Unabridged and Full Flight and has a degree in creative writing from the University of North Texas. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s either singing Disney songs, finding new and exciting ways to pester her family, or trying to find her inside voice, which has been sadly missing since birth. She lives in a small town north of Dallas with her husband, son, and more books than is strictly necessary.

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