Thank you to NetGalley and Wednesday Book for granting my wish for Again, But Better by Christine Ricco.
From 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.
So, I’ve seen some mixed reviews on this book, but holy crap, I bloody loved it. I listened to the audio book and the narrator was fantastic, she really brought the story to life. I had to stop myself from laughing out loud several times whilst I was in work. Which will always be appreciated by me.
I was fully aware of the synopsis when I requested this book on NetGalley. However, by the time I got around to it, some time had passed, and I no longer had any idea what this book was about. Which, honestly, I enjoy doing because I like surprises. And boy, was this a surprise.
This is your typical, girl trying to find herself, and possibly love, whilst travelling story, but with an added touch of magic, right at the very end, which was completely and utterly delightful and such a beautiful surprise. When things don’t fully go to plan for Shane, she’s given the opportunity to have a do-over and it’s absolutely magical.
Who hasn’t thought “I wish I could have a do-over” once in a while? I know I certainly have. This is everything you imagine a do-over would be, and more.
I highly recommend this book, and especially listen to it because the narrator is fabulous. I gave it 5/5 stars.