TILLY IN TECHNICOLOR
By M. Eddings
This was such a fun dual POV YA read.
The story centers around Tilly. She’s a disorganized but lovable ball of energy and emotion, with a heart of gold. Tilly has ADHD and is trying to find her place in the world and figure out what to do with herself now high school is done.
Her overbearing parents send her to Europe to intern at her older sister’s nail polish start up. On the plane she meets Oliver. He’s orderly, neat, and an emotionally closed book—her exact opposite. Turns out, he’s also a summer intern at her sister’s company and her traveling room mate for the summer. Despite their differences, she’s drawn to him and soon discovers that he has autism.
The pair are a perfect compliment and so sweet and understanding with each other. Their relationship development was beautifully written and a delight to read. It was equally lovely to see Tilly find her groove career wise—sharing her inner thoughts on a social media blog, writing for magazines, and helping out her sister’s company with hand modeling and more.
As for the side characters, they were all so memorable, multi-dimensional, and fun and really added to the story.
Highly recommend! Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the digital ARC in exchange for my honest review.
The Name Drop
By S. Lee
Jessica’s summer plans are set— an internship in NYC at a Korean tech company. An internship she desperately needs in order to secure a letter of recommendation for snagging a financial scholarship to the college of her dreams.
Elijah is also headed to the company’s NYC office, but he won’t be in the regular internship track, he’s son to the CEO and will be in the executive track and he’s dreading it.
Thanks to identical Korean names, Jessica is mistaken for Elijah at airport check in. Suddenly, she finds herself in first class and being whisked to a fancy NYC brownstone. All the while, Elijah has taken her place with the other interns and is loving flying under the radar and feeling like a normal teen for a change.
With Elijah’s father working from the Korean office, no one is aware of the mistake that has been made. Hoping to keep it that way, Elijah and Jessica agree to stay in their swapped places but on the condition they meet regularly to update the other in case of probing parents. Opposites attract and these meet ups soon turn electric thanks to the pair’s undeniable chemistry.
As the summer progresses, the interns, led by Jessica, organize a huge video game design convention but things go awry when both Elijah and Jessica’s parents discover what they’ve been up to.
This was a fast paced, dual POV read. The NYC setting was enjoyable and the cast of characters was great. Thank you to @netgalley for the ARC.