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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  8,358 ratings  ·  1,839 reviews
Sloane isn't expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that's exactly what happens.

Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera's twin brother and the most serious person Sloane's ever met. When a beloved p
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 4th 2016 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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♛ may
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If I could leave that as my review I think it would be sufficient bc like legit, its perfect. I feel like Emma Mills has ruined contemporaries for me because I’ll be comparing them to this perfection and they’ll always come short.


But I need to give y’all more incentive to read the book than just that. So im gonna try to write this out. . .

#1: Friendships
- And when the MC thinks bad things abo
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
DNF @ pg. 70

I wanted to continue but I’m really trying to get myself to DNF books that aren’t working for me because I can’t possibly read everything. I gave this a fair shot but I just couldn’t get into the writing style. I own another book by this author and I think I will still give that one a shot, maybe I’ll feel a bit different about it!
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. Frank Sanger has my heart 🧡
chan ☆
May 16, 2022 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2022, ya-contemporary
this was cute! not something i'd add to my tbr in 2022 but i'm trying to get through my owned backlist and this suited my mood when i picked it up.

i'd recommend this to someone looking for found family, strong friendships, and main characters who are trying to figure themselves out. this wasn't romance heavy either which i know is something that readers are increasingly looking for in ya contemporaries. def a good summer read as well.
Julie Zantopoulos
Before we dive into this review please know that I'm low key petitioning for this to be my booktube legacy. I need everyone to read this book!

This was a full package of a book! There were tears (lots of them) laughter (seriously, I annotated a ton of lol's), and lots of love (the hearts in this book abound). You have your classic pop culture references, a barely escaped Dark Mark tattoo- and I also saw an Outsiders and LOTR reference in there, too.

Love fan fic? Then this is your book, too! The
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, high-school, arc
Maybe there are people who love someone so much that when they lose them, they never want to be with anyone else again. But maybe there are people who love someone so much that it makes them want to find that kind of love again."

4 stars!

First of all, let me just say that this cover is gorgeouuus! I saw the hardback on Emma's Twitter handle, and I may or may not have pre-ordered a copy the moment I saw it.

I loved Emma's novel First & Then, and loved this novel just as much. This A
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I've decided to settle down with 4 stars.

Anyways, this book was very sugar, spice and everything nice and I did enjoy it, but there were parts where I was left uninterested and sort of waiting for something to happen?

Review to come but in the meantime add this book to your tbr's because it's filled with all the wonderful friendships, love, family, loveable siblings and every healthy and perfect relationship with any person!!!!!! Like oh my god, this book is honestly a gift from god.
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A recommendation from the Queen of Contemporary

Actual rating: 4.25 stars

I should probably read more contemporaries!
Sara, thanks for the recommendation!


***Full review now posted***

I like to read a light contemporary novel from time to time when I don't want to be in the heavy world of fantasy. I saw this book on youtube book channels many times before, but always thought that it will be a Meh kind of book, but it turned out to be an underrated book!

let's just take a second to appreciate the
Elle (ellexamines)
I'm sorry. So sorry. Don't mean to interrupt. It's just...are you for fucking serious?

This Adventure Ends follows Sloane, a high school loner who falls into an unlikely group of new friends. There’s Vera, an instagram influencer; Gabe, her twin; Remy, Sloane’s new lab partner; Aubrey, his ex; and Frank, the neighborhood party host. So, in other words, Sloane is essentially a loner, and has never had friends before, and her new friends open up her heart. This could probably be cheesy,
yuuuuup yup yup yup yup. emma mills is an auto-buy author for sure.

the cover? gorgeous. the content? readable in a few hours. everything else? tolerable.

the main character of this is both very funny and very annoying. the supporting characters are much the same. there are moments of entertainment and moments of absolute complete full-on boredom. you gotta take both sides.

emma mills books (judging solely based on this and First & Then) have: okay friendships; solid banter; really slow-burn romanc
Kayla Dawn
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
4.25* I think - this was incredibly fun and beautifully written.

Especially the characters were absolutely awesome.
I wouldn't say Mills got into depth with them but they're all so charming and relatable that I could not not fall in love with them.

Sadly, I just didn't really care for the whole fanfic part (sorry y'all that stuffs just not for me lol), it bored me a little tbh. And the ending was a bit too much for my taste.
beth ✨
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rating - 5 stars.

I read this in a day. I couldn’t put it down.

Emma Mills is an instant buy author for me now. Her books are just so easy and fun to read. It’s just what I needed after reading so much fantasy lately.

RTC (sometime maybe?) 🤷🏻‍♀️
Korrina  (OwlCrate)
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I had no clue what to expect of this book and it blew me away. The writing was great and the characters were hilarious and real. And the friendships, oh the friendships. It's everything you want in a group of friends. I loved reading their story. ...more
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-2
Once again, I adore this sweet Emma Mills writing for its slow-burn, gentle dose of romance, and great exploration of friendship and family. Sloane has just moved from New York to Florida, and is struggling to make friends. When she defends a boy from being bullied at a party, she finds herself adopted by a group, as well as immediately embroiled in their history. I loved the friendships here, the relationship between Sloane and her dad, especially, and also TheQuest!

The issue of parent remarri
2.5/5 stars
Dreams don't have to be realistic- that's why they're dreams. You have to work to make them happen. Or else they would be realities.

So hi. You don't remember me, but my name's Emi and I used to write reviews all the time on this site. I loved it, and am proud of every review I have ever written, but things happened and I ended up in a slump that lasted about a year and a half. Quite tragic, really, but like some person once said, you gotta learn from your past. Was it Mufasa who sai
Sara ➽ Ink Is My Sword

Can I marry Gabe? Or maybe Sloane's dad? Or Vera? Or just fucking everyone?!! CAN I JUST MARRY THE WHOLE CAST?

❝I would say sorry," she says simply. "A for real sorry. We learned that in class. Not like 'I am sorry your feelings were hurt,' because that's a fake sorry. Say, 'I'm sorry I hurt your feelings,' because that's for real. Mr.s Hutchens calls it 'taking ownership.'❞

This book feels like a tight hug that warms the deepest corners of your soul. I knew I was going to love this the
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this basically in one sitting because it was SO. FREAKING. GOOD. Emma Mills just keeps getting better and better and BETTER.
This story was precious and amazing. I really enjoyed seeing someone who was a "social media star" from the outside perspective of someone who is not really in that world at all. The writing was on point always, especially the dialogue. I really loved seeing Sloane's journey throughout this book and I all around loved her as a character.
An Advance Reader Copy was provided by the publisher for review. Quotes pulled from the ARC may be incorrect and may be subject to change.

Sloane's the new kid. The New Yorker who came to Alabama with her author father, little sister and mother in tow. She's a little bit of a loner, her senior year until her mother encourages her to make new friends. At a party she befriends twins Vera and Gabe who seem like they have everything going and have no qualms about life. That is until she starts to get
Fafa's Book Corner
Nov 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Mini review:

This was an enjoyable read! I liked Sloane and her family. I especially loved her and Vera's relationship. And I enjoyed the romance.

There wasn't really much of an 'adventure' but it was fun to read about nonetheless. All the family issues were tackled well and realistically. I loved seeing Sloane grow into herself.

Highly recommend.
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
A pause. “Sloane, I've written a lot about love. I have written tomes about love. But . . . in real life . . . I don't know if I can explain it. You just . . . know it, when it happens. Or maybe it happens without your conscious thoughts and you just . . . realize it, later.”

If I'm being perfectly honestly, this book wasn't the most perfect book ever written. What a way to start a review, right? But, and I think it's important, I read it the day I needed it. I don't know if it can be considered
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
I loved Emma's other book, so I was excited to get my greedy hands on this one. Even more when I saw lots of people loving it.

Love love loved Sloane. She's snarky as hell and there are so many layers that she doesn't even realize she has. It was truly enjoyable being in her head. There's an amazing group of friends {and parents!} here. I love seeing truthful and supportive group.

I think my obsessiveness comes from the subject of fandom. It was so respectfully and accurately represented and STG i
Star Rating: —> 5 Stars

This gut punched me so hard in the best way possible. I couldn’t stop crying for the last 100 pages because of a serious case of the feels over friendship, family, & finding love. Warm, fluffy, deep, & meaningful feels everywhere over here.


Just FYI- 100 pages is A LOT of tears. I feel like i’m probably dehydrated or whatever now.

Read with caution— and a couple of water bottles, because you know, the dehydration.

So yeah.

100% recommend this!

Emma Mills
Norah Una Sumner
Buddy read with my bro Sara.

Emma Mills is killing me.

Even though I most definitely loved First and Then more than This Adventure Ends, this was still a beautiful and emotional ride. I adore Emma Mills's writing style, I think she has fantastic ideas and somehow she really manages to develop them well. I love well-developed friendships and Emma Mills provided me with this in the most enjoyable way. Even though the "adventure" Sloane undertakes isn't exactly so adventurous and has it's flaws,
Aj the Ravenous Reader
A dynamic story of friendship, family and love from a narrative viewpoint of a girl named Sloane who always tries to make light of every situation, always ready to crack a joke. She’s someone who couldn’t seem to take things seriously, someone who seems so independent. As she eloquently describes herself, she’s a “hopeless, idiotic, defender” but for some reason she couldn’t do the same for herself as she is always denying herself of what she really wants and couldn’t seem to admit to people tha ...more
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
This Adventure Ends

Emma Mills

Oh my gosh! THIS ADVENTURE ENDS is such a cute and heart warming coming of age story! This is only my second time reading Emma Mills, but she sure knows how to warm my heart! I was instantly hooked on all of the characters and emotionally invested on their lives and troubles. Sloane has just moved from New York to Florida and doesn't have any friends.....yet! At a school party, she meets twins Gabe and Vera and her life is never going to be the same.

Jul 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
was this the best book I’ve ever read? no. were the plot and pacing perfect? by no means. will I even remember I've read this in a month? probably not.

but maybe I’m just soft for happy endings and found family. and maybe that’s enough.
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

Sloane isn't expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that's exactly what happens.

Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any roo
Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)
Reread on 11/27/17: Full 5 stars. God, I’d forgotten how much I truly loved this book.

4.5 stars, but rounding up for the enjoyment factor. This is definitely on the fluffy side, but I adored it.
as with other books i've read by emma mills that, this story made me laugh out loud (and weep a little)!

reading her books fills me with joy and champagne bubbles and butterflies, every single time. i ADORE mills' depictions of—and emphasis on—friendship. i love her rapid-fire banter and heart-warming camaraderie, her self-deprecating protagonists who struggle to find meaning and motivation (but who stumble on it anyway). and, of course, my heart flutters when i read her earnest romances—always t
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I re-read this in preparation for Emma's new book, Famous in a Small Town. I didn't realize I read it around the same time last year when I first discovered my obsession with her novels. I don't know why more people aren't reading her books. She is, like, THE BEST ya contemporary author. Anyways, see below.

Original Review 1/2018
I want to start off by saying: My name is Ashley, and I'm in love Emma Mills.

Okay... 5 / 5!!!

I don't think it's in her to write a bad book, and this one is just as
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Emma Mills is the author of several novels for Young Adults.

She holds a PhD in cell biology and is known for her YouTube channel, Elmify. She is also the co-creator and co-host of the "life skills" channel How to Adult, which ended in 2016.

Mills lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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