Title- Everything Leads to You.
Author- Nina LaCour.
Publish date- May 2014.
Publisher- Dutton Juvenile.
(A Brief) Synopsis:
A young woman finds love at the same time she finds mystery and work and life mixing themselves together, all sweet and intense and hard to define. (Yes for good through synopsis' Romi.)
What I thought:
I flew right into this, the story enveloping me in a way that doesn't often happen so quickly; it was really an encompassing tale, and I'm so glad that I read Lesley's beautiful, inspiring review, because it made me want to read this book I hadn't even heard of before as soon as physically possible.
It was written so vividly and I just loved the detail of Emi's job as a set designer. The detail of what it took her just to find one couch was incredible and I really felt her passion for her work and appreciated it so much. She loved it and dreams of making it her job, and she is incredibly talented at her work. The passion was just so strong and I felt it myself, passing through the pages of the story and into my own feelings.
The mystery element of the plot, however- the plot as a whole, really- capitvated me as I read but didn't leave me with much else, and I can't say I really liked it that much. Not all of it. Possibly not most. Similarly, Ava. She had her moments where I enjoyed her part of the story, certainly, but on the whole I always felt like there was something a little off, or false, about her.
I feel like this goes against the whole point of it, but I did love how Emi's love for women wasn't mentioned in the negative by anyone, not once- it was written so naturally and no one made fun of her, picked on her or anything, and I really just appreciated that. Wish there were more books where sexuality was just accepted, whatever way it goes, though almost always it seems to be the point where characters have to learn from by being bullied.
Rating: Between Hmm... and Ooh, very good.