Again, but Better-ARC Review

41147279From one of the most followed booktubers today, comes Again, but Better, a story about second chances, discovering yourself, and being brave enough to try again.

Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal—but Shane’s made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that?

Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time’s a ticking, and she needs a change—there’s nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She’s going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure!

Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart.

Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic—the possibilities are endless.

Again, but Better by Christine Riccio


Author: Christine Riccio

Pages: 384

Publishing Date: May 7th, 2019

Publisher: Wednesday Books


I received a copy of this book  NetGalley in exchange for an honest Review.

Okie, I was seeing this book everywhere and didn’t hope to get it, But luckily Netgalley granted my wish which happened only twice which is way too rare as compare to I got the wish option on 90% books( Yes I am a suffering International blogger).

So I didn’t know it is written by a booktuber and It was a hype one.

I like a boy. He has a girlfriend who isn’t me, and it’s the worst.

This sentence summarizes 50% of the story…This book is divided into 2 different years, 2011 and 2017. Shane a smart student and obedient student decided to go to London, by lying her parents for creative writing course which doesn’t even come close to her major but her passion.

Pilot(Seriously I can’t still digest his name) who is resident of her neighbor room and love interest, he is fun. There are many minor characters which were developed really interesting.

So Let me talk about the story, I loved the first part it was all goofy, quirky and cheesy, you expect from a YA…But the second half *sigh* don’t ask about it, It was boring, sudden change of genre isn’t my kind and the events turn around were cringe-worthy and the character development almost made me DNF it. The teenage version of characters was smarter and reasonable but the older selves…Guys where did you spent those 6 years???

Okie I get it, It is written by a book lover but those trying so hard to calmly mention a book with authors name casually here and there…No Dude It is not me.

And those overloaded references of the TV season, HP, Dan Brown seemed too forced to me….and How can I forget that Shawarma obsession, It was out of the hand…I personally loved Shawarma but this obsession was so annoying.

I also think the book was dragged too much.

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. I was really excited for this book but after reading several reviews I’m having a feeling that this book is on the same trend as Anna and the French Kiss – which I hated with all my heart.

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    1. I haven’t read Anna and the French Kiss but if it is like Again, but Better than I can live without it 🙂

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  2. Star Brite says:

    Aw I was really looking forward to this book! I think I’ll still check it out! Sometimes I get in the mood to read cheesy books hahaha

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    1. I read cheesy books that’s why I loved the first part but the second one I don’t know what the hell was that…I hope you’ll like it 😀

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  3. Great honest review. Too bad you didn’t love it.

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    1. Thank you…After the half I was hoping it to be a 5 stars *Stupid me*


  4. Empress DJ says:

    I’ve noticed this one is getting mixed reviews

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    1. It is just over cheesy+dragging situation.


  5. I thought the synopsis looked good but I’m not sure after reading your review as I’m not one for things feeling forced either.

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    1. I didn’t realized that it is a hype one, I just got ARC from netgalley without realizing that it is a book deal…but no girl it wasn’t me -_-


  6. crackabookcafe says:

    Sorry you didn’t like it! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Gemma Jackson says:

    This one is really hyped sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy it as much as you’d hoped.
    Gemma @ Gemma’s Book Nook

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    1. Yup I didn’t get the hype…Happy Reading Gemma 🙂

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  8. I have the physical arc of this one but I keep putting it off. I’ll be reading it this month though and I’m nervous because I think I’ll have a lot of the same thoughts you had – it sounds like it’s a bit cliche and vanilla. Great review.

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    1. Thank you…I hope you’ll like it a bit more than me…It was cliche and a bit annoying.

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  9. Sorry this wasn’t a win for you, but great review!

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    1. Thank you…I read so many mix review so I am not alone 😀


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