Book Review // Everything Leads To You – A Quite Love Story

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Title: Everything Leads To You
Author: Nina LaCour
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Age: YA
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Released: May 15 2014
Trigger Warnings: Homophobia, drug use
Representation: Biracial, African-American, Lesbian, Sapphic

Synopsis*: A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.
Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

Cloud Separation

A quiet book with a lot of heart.

 

 

 

 

Charlotte and I have involved ourselves in other people’s lives in a way that suddenly makes me uncomfortable. Like there was a NO TRESPASSING sign in front of a family’s driveway and not only have we trespassed, but we’ve gone through their garage, opened all their private boxes, rifled through their photo albums and diaries to discover dozens of secrets that were never meant to be revealed.

 

 

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⛈Everything Leads To You // Review⛈⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Everything Leads to You is a quiet book. It's not heavy with meaning. It's not dripping in lessons. But that doesn't mean that it is not worth reading.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ “Charlotte and I have involved ourselves in other people's lives in a way that suddenly makes me uncomfortable. Like there was a NO TRESPASSING sign in front of a family's driveway and not only have we trespassed, but we've gone through their garage, opened all their private boxes, rifled through their photo albums and diaries to discover dozens of secrets that were never meant to be revealed.”⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Everything Leads to You follows Emi and her best friend, Charlotte as they discover a letter from a dead Hollywood star to his long-lost daughter that the public has no idea existed. The girls decide to track down the daughter, and so begins a journey of love and loss and film.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ This book is about the magic of the movies and the disenchantment that happens when you know what happens behind the scenes. It's about how that same magic/disenchantment dynamic can happen in other areas of your life, like how you see people.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ LaCour painted a beautiful picture with her words. I loved learning about what being a set designer entails, I loved reading how much our main character, Emi, loves her job.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ All in all, I loved this book. I know it might not seem like it because I don't have a lot to say but I enjoyed reading it from start to finish. I got wrapped up in the world of film and love. This is a great book for anyone looking for a sweet W/W romance or enjoys the world of cinema.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ❔: What is your favourite soft w/w romance book?⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ❕ : I’ve gotta go with Everything Leads to You for this one since I don’t actually read many soft W/W romances. I’m usually all about romances with a bit of a sharp edge.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💻If you want to check out more of my reviews, I post full reviews on my blog. Link Tree in bio💻⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ —⠀ #bookreview #everythingleadstoyou #ninalacour

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Everything Leads to You is a quiet book. It’s not heavy with meaning. It’s not dripping in lessons. But that doesn’t mean that it is not worth reading.

This book is about the magic of the movies and the disenchantment that happens when you know what happens behind the scenes. It’s about how that same magic/disenchantment dynamic can happen in other areas of your life, like how you see people.

Everything Leads to You follows Emi and her best friend, Charlotte as they discover a letter from a dead Hollywood star to his long-lost daughter that the public has no idea existed. The girls decide to track down the daughter, and so begins a journey of love and loss and film.

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Because what I’m thinking about is how movies are written in scenes, and how those scenes are shot out of order. You don’t start filming at the beginning and end at the end. It all has to do with locations and schedules. Sometimes, the last scenes are short first, so you know that the couple reconciles, or the hero kills the aliens, or the addict gets clean. You already know that everything will turn out okay, so when it’s time for the earlier, harrowing scenes, you can get swept up in them safely. You can let them wreck you and allow the wrecking to feel good.

 

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⛈Everything Leads To You // Moodboard⛈⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 🎶Saw your face, heard your name⠀ Gotta get with you⠀ Girls like girls like boys do⠀ Nothing new🎶⠀ 🎵Girls Like Girls – Hayley Kiyoko🎵⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ This book was so soft and pure and lovely!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ I think it would make a really great movie!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ❔: Which book do you think would make an excellent film?⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ❕ : Obviously my choice is Everything Leads to You!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Keep your eyes peeled because my review for this book is coming out tomorrow!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ “Because what I'm thinking about is how movies are written in scenes, and how those scenes are shot out of order. You don't start filming at the beginning and end at the end. It all has to do with locations and schedules. Sometimes, the last scenes are short first, so you know that the couple reconciles, or the hero kills the aliens, or the addict gets clean. You already know that everything will turn out okay, so when it's time for the earlier, harrowing scenes, you can get swept up in them safely. You can let them wreck you and allow the wrecking to feel good.”⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 💻If you want to check out more of my reviews, I post full reviews on my blog. Link Tree in bio💻⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —⠀ #moodboard #everythingleadstoyou #ninalacour

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LaCour painted a beautiful picture with her words. I loved learning about what being a set designer entails, I loved reading how much our main character, Emi, loves her job.

I enjoyed the romance but it wasn’t life-shattering. Like the story, it was quiet. Emi’s love interest, Ava, was incredibly interesting.  

I wish we had been given more about Emi’s ex-girlfriend, like why Emi had fallen for her in the first place. Her character just seemed very flat.

All in all, I loved this book. I know it might not seem like it because I don’t have a lot to say but I enjoyed reading it from start to finish. I got wrapped up in the world of film and love. This is a great book for anyone looking for a sweet W/W romance or enjoys the world of cinema.

We love films because they make us feel something. They speak to our desires, which are never small. They allow us to escape and the dream and to gaze into eyes that are impossibly beautiful and huge. They fill us with longing.
But also.
They tell us to remember; they remind us of life. Remember, they say, how much it hurts to have your heart broken. Remember about death and suffering and the complexities of living. Remember what it is like to love someone. Remember how it is to be loved. Remember what you feel in this moment. Remember this. Remember this.

4 Clouds

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I read this book as part of my 2018 Library Love binge, where I read as many library books as possible to take advantage of my great local library network!
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