Aw. This book could have been amazing. No, strike that - it should have been amazing. I absolutely loved the premise. It was the perfect set-up for tons of magnificent banter, laugh-out-loud situations and touching friendships.
However, it was just an okay read for me.
This is not a college romance. If you're looking for romantic swooning, this is not the book for you. It was more of a coming-of-age story - a bunch of ordinary students going through their last semester of college, struggling with ...more
A light and funny read with zero romance. So if that's your thing then this is the book for you.
Personally though I love a good romance so I wished that was included but I could definitely appreciate the focus on friendship between the four main characters. The guys POV was a little refreshing in that they behaved/thought like harmless douches (reminding me of my old college friends) and not the cliched brooding or ultra sweet love interests. However having four MCs was just too much e ...more
While this book was definitely different than I had anticipated, I found I really enjoyed it. Last Semester was full of complex and compelling characters all going through one of the most pivotal moments of their lives, and growing to become responsible(-ish) adults. The author could have easily turned this book into an overdramatic, angsty romance, but instead wrote a believable coming-of-age story, which I really ap ...more
Title: Last Semester
Author: Corine Mekaouche
Rating: 3 - 3.5/5
Thanks to NetGalley and Xpresso Book Tours for letting me receive a digital copy of this book.
When Johanna ‘Jo’ Gold, witty college life blogger and senior at Rutan University, decides to move in with three male strangers her last semester of school, her life unexpectedly turns upside down. While dealing with her new roommates, A.J., the pompous rich kid who feels trapped in followi...more
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.
When I started reading Last Semester, I was expecting it to be a lot like other books I've read where a girl or guy moves in with roommates of the opposite sex and falls for one of them. That wasn't the story line for Last Semester. Last Semester wasn't a romance, but a mature coming of age story.
In Last Semester, Jo decides she's ready to make some big changes ...more
Experiences help us to grow up and face the world
The book made me laugh at the crazy antics the four characters got into in a short period of time. The characters started off with problems they didn’t know how to solve and as the story progressed, they were able to solve the problems they had. Each character matured and were able to face head on the uncertanity they would have in the future. They were able to form a strong bond between each other without having any romantic feelings for each...more
I wish that Goodreads would incorporate half star ratings into their system...because I thought this novel was a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
It was highly entertaining. I feel like Jo and I have very similar personalities and traits. She loves reading and writing, she doesn't like lawn gnomes and thinks they are terrifying just like me, in the novel she travels to Ireland (and that is a dream of mine)...and she can also hold a grudge ...more
This was an interesting look at college life through the eyes of four roommates--three male and one female--as they navigate the typical pitfalls and triumphs of school, parties, relationships, families, drinking, sex, and pranks. Each has his or her own "hang-ups" but they realize in order to get along they must be willing to "walk in someone else's shoes," I didn't initially care much for the characters, but by the end they appeared to be human and flawed as we all are. It certainly did not ma ...more
I was pulled in and very interested in the story line.
until each chapter was a different person, it felt hard to follow.
I usually Love having two POV but having so many, more made it slightly overwhelming for me to stay focused on who each chapter was.
I was so excited to read this book, but I don't know if I can get myself to do it.
I will say, I didn't like where this book ended and I hope that there's a followup book to this one cause it really needs it! GAH!
Dnf @ 19%
sigh I really wanted to like this one.
In my last year of grad school, possibly my last year of school ever, and all I want to read is about college students--extra points if they are like me. I want some connection. I want scream at how finally the book world gets it. This is not that book.
I'm not rating this one, because I feel most of my comments are subjective.
--Who starts school (in semesters) after Martin Lu ...more
An eARC of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I didn't know how I was going to review this book. I liked it, but it didn't "mark" me as other books do. What I mean is: although it was a great story, full of twist and turns, and laughable situations (you can see that in the prologue), it was a bit generic, and the only thing that saved this book for me was the fact that there were many points of view - each chapter was told not by one, but all the main ...more
A hilarious look into the lives of three roommates in college surviving their senior year.
I loved the inside look of Jo, A.J. and Drew who based on asssumpstions realize that Jo is actually Josephine and didn't realize that they agreed to let a girl live with them. Each of the characters I connected with, because as a college kid it's hard trying to juggle school life while also trying to have a social life. With a hilarious, but realistic approach it was filled with prank wars, relatio ...more