Review: Today, Tonight, Tomorrow

Rowan and Neil have been trying to one-up each other since they were freshman. Now on the last day of school they are going to find out which one of them is going to be valedictorian and which one is going to be second place. That isn’t the last contest they have left, though, they also have the annual, all-night scavenger hunt that seniors play every year for thousands of dollars. 

Both Rowan and Neil are feeling a bit weird about leaving both high school and their competition behind, and because of circumstances, the two actually find themselves teaming up in order to win the game. As they run around Seattle, the two find out more about each other that they never knew and realize that their mutual obsession with each other might go a bit deeper than just their competitiveness with each other. 

This was one of those books that I had as an e-arc but just never got around to reading. I bought it as a PB on a whim last week on a trip to B&N. I absolutely loved this book. I cannot even remember the last time I sat down and read an almost 400 page book in a single day (admittedly a YA 400 page book with their more generous fonts and margins…but still). I was invested in both characters and found their enemies-to-more-romance both believable and sweet (I’m not giving anything away here — look at that cover). 

Favorite aspects: 

  • Rowan loves romance novels and wants to be an author of romance novels. There are some great discussions about how romance — which is usually aimed at girls/women — is often a maligned genre. 
  • I really liked Rowan’s friends and they way the book touches on what it means to be a good friend. 
  • Both character’s adult relationships. 
  • The scavenger hunt that takes us all over Seattle.

What I didn’t love as much:

  • There wasn’t a lot I didn’t love about this book, but I wasn’t crazy about the final beat of the book. It wasn’t bad, but I didn’t love, love how it ended.

Overall, Today, Tonight, Tomorrow was fabulous. It has been awhile since I’ve enjoyed a YA romance as much as I enjoyed this one (like forrrrrever). This book was legit swoon-worthy. The romance was so sweet. 

 

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