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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  24 reviews
The videos are fun.

But it’s the host who has him coming back for more…


When Seattle-based blind YouTuber Dovid Rosenstein finds Sam Doyle’s Let’s Play channel, playitagainsam, he’s instantly captivated by the Irish gamer. Everything about Sam is adorable, from his accent to his personality, and Dovid can’t get enough of his content.

Dovid’s glowing shout-out on Don’t Look No
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ebook, 288 pages
Expected publication: April 22nd 2019 by Carina Press
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☆ Todd
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was ok

*Le Sigh* I really wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. : (

I've read a few YouTube star stories before and was pretty entertained, but here, although several things happened, very few truly "exciting" things made their way into this book.

Instead, I found myself feeling as though I'd inadvertently stumbled into an informational seminar on how to deal with becoming an Internet celebrity, both the good and the bad.

With a bit of romance on the side. Which bored me and made me anti
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Seema Rao
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sweet ~ Realistic

tl;dr: Love is something everyone wants and deserves no matter how many hits they get.

Dovid had a rare disorder and lost both of his eyes, but that didn't stop him from becoming a YouTube sensation. Through his global presence, he meets and falls in love with Sam. Love ensues, though with a few speed bumps. This was a very sweet book with well-done characters and realistic situations (though most of us won't enjoy internet fame. It's worth noting that there are some important
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namericanwordcat
I adored this romance. Very tender and funny. And just lovely.

I am a huge nerd so I watch a lot of Let's Plays more on Twitch than You Tube but this long distance love story between a Vlogger and gsmer really worked for me.

Dovid is charming and so is Sam is a much more sweet way. They both crush hard on each other and its so fun. They become friends and then the romance blooms.

The connection is what this book is all about with some weaving in of consent culture, a disabled hero with full agenc
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Annie ~ Queer Books Unbound
IT IS SO FLUFFY I AM SO IN LOVE!
Amy - bookish_heights
happy sigh

Review to come!

Update: 06/03/19
Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

Title: Play It Again
Author: Aidan Wayne
Genre: Contemporary romance
My rating: 4 stars
Trigger/content warnings: anxiety, bullying (past), emotional abuse by a parent
Representation: blind, Jewish and bisexual main character, homoromantic ace main character and aroace side character.

This story is told through dual narrative 1st person perspective by our two main characters, Dovid and Sam.
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Katie
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
RTC
Xan West
Content Warnings: (view spoiler)

Overall, I am so glad I read this book, it was lovely in a great
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Danielle Chambers
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbt
I really, really loved this book more than I thought I would after starting it. I didn’t expect it to be so heavy in the actual YouTube aspect of things. It goes into pretty decent detail on how things work.

But Dovid and Sam were so lovable. 95% of this book is sugary sweet and I loved it. It wasn’t too over the top with anything. I wish Sam were real. I loved him so much.
Elke
absolutely heartwarming. i loved the rep, the characters, the modern love story.
i love reading about long distance romances and/or romances with or through technology and this was both! it was im crying im so happy great to read about a disabled mc that is so active and so many things besides disabled. somebody who is a voice but not an inspiration. a whole person. im so grateful
i also loved the discussion/negotiation of sex, which is something we rarely see but should definitely be included mo
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Aelin Galathynius
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars! This was an extremely sugary sweet book. In theory, this should've been the book I've been waiting for all my life... but that clearly did not happen here.

I had a few issues with the book. Not gonna lie, it started off great! we have a super sweet Irish Lets player who people seem to think is very ADORABLE, and we also have this blind YouTuber who is A TWIN! and he seems like a genuinely nice guy who knows his food, isn't insecure about his shortcomings and is plenty independent. Yet
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Is
Mar 15, 2019 rated it liked it
It’s been a while, and I’m feeling rather rusty at the whole review thing so bear with me.

I feel bad giving this a 3.5 stars. I always believe generally 3 stars aren’t necessarily bad. I don’t want to give it a 3 star, but I can’t give it a 4 star. And I can’t pinpoint why.


Play It Again by Aidan Wayne has a long-distance relationship between a Gamer and a vlogger. I am all for Youtube stories, but I find that most book toe the line between explaining Youtube and creating this type of TV show seg
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Sammi  Brooks
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Edit: I have come back to this review after having a bit more time to think about it and I also read another review which explains how I felt about the book in a bit more detail. Because of this, I have decided to lower my star rating to 3 stars.

I did find at times the characters spoke like they were barely adults but then they were definitely supposed to be in their early to mid-twenties. I also understand that one of the characters is asexual so that explained the lack of sex in the
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Nicki K.
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an advanced copy of this novel from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Dovid Rosenstein and his twin sister Rachel are the creators behind the Seattle-based Youtube channel Don't Look Now. Their channel focuses mainly on reviewing the accessibility of various locations for individuals with disabilities, as well as Dovid's day-to-day life as someone living with blindness. After Dovid recommends the channel of Irish gamer Sam to his viewers, Sam is amazed, and a bit daunted, to
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Sadie
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A book dipped in awesome sauce, rolled in glitter, and filled with precious cinnamon rolls. Too good and pure for this world. Five billionteen stars.
Sita
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
As someone who has found very important relationships online via going places where I have shared interests with others, I loved the premise of this book. That love can be found online (without some kind of dating app/website)

This is a cute read but the elements that make up this story are a bit of mess.

The two main characters, Dovid and Sam, are "adorable" and their love and understanding for one another is really very sweet. Their adoration and devotion to each other, even with the long dista
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Charlotte Kinzie
There’s so much in this book, I’m not sure I even know where to start! Alright… let’s start with the characters.

The story opens with Dovid and Rachel filming their usual YouTube content. Their channel is called “Don’t Look Now”…why? Because Dovid is blind. As a result of a rare form of cancer, he had both of his eyes removed when he was young. He and his twin sister are roommates and coworker. Asexual Rachel is the videographer and Dovid is the personality… he reviews food! Dovid uses his talent
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Sarah Meerkat
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is absolutely wonderful and filled with so many scenes of repeated consensual kisses, cuddling and phone cuddles

Arc review

Play it Again is absolutely delightful and incredibly sweet and caring in how the relationship between Sam and Dovid develops. I really enjoyed the pace of his novel and how Dovid slowly begins to realize that his consequences have actions as an extrovert and how it can affect Sam and his life related t youtube.

The way they care so much for each other and respect each o
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Gillian
Mar 06, 2019 rated it liked it
3 stars

Despite what I thought would be a great premise, Play It Again turned out to be slightly underwhelming. I thought that a book about two YouTube content creators falling for each other online would be a unique and interesting look at love in this vlog-obsessed time, but as it turned out, learning about the practicalities of running your own channel proved to be far more interesting than the romance between the MCs. Which was both disappointing and kinda cool at the same time. Disappointing
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Zaza
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019, m-m, boring, geek-nerd
* 2.5/5 *

Arf, je suis tellement déçue par ce livre ... Le résumé m'avait fait baver d'envie, je sentais un gros potentiel, et puis au final ... je n'ai pas du tout lu le livre auquel je m'attendais.

En fait, j'ai eu l'impression de lire un YA timide. Si ça avait été un YA j'aurais trouvé ça adorable et mignon (mais excessif de mignonittude), mais là, on a des mecs qui doivent avoir dans les vingt-cinq max, or ils agissent et parlent comme des ados qui vivent leurs premiers frissons et leurs premi
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Racheal
Mar 12, 2019 marked it as dnf
DNF at 50%. Very cute and readable, and it's nice to see a pretty realistic look at vlogging that doesn't make the YouTubers look like superficial twits. However, the main characters are supposed to be independent 20-somethings but they act more like they're in their teens. They're also professing love when they're still in the sorry-oh-no-thank-you polite nicey nice stage. It just didn't strike the right chord for me.
Laura
What a cute and fluffy read!

Dovid's whole life revolves around YouTube and the videos he and his sister, Rachel, make for their series "Don't Look Now". On camera, Dovid chronicles his life as someone who is blind and searching for accessibility in the world around him--with a good healthy dose of food reviews. For Sam, YouTube is just a hobby, a distraction from his unfulfilling job; recording himself playing video games is just a way to destress from a work week. So he doesn't have many watche
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Ana
rated it really liked it
Mar 10, 2019
Kat E.
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet story that I felt leaned more towards a YA read than a romance. Refreshing in its approach 2 men Dovid and Sam connect online. Dovid along with his outrageous twin Rachel make their living doing a Youtube show. They have a huge following and are very successful. Dovid hears Sam doing an online gaming show and talks Sam up on his own show. Sams followers explode after Dovid's endorsement. My issues with this book was Sam felt almost too innocent. I just can't put it any other way ...more
Coltostallion
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a really cute book. The characters are fun and interesting without being unrealistic. I know nothing about youtube culture so I can't speak for if that's a good portrayal or not, but it seemed to be to me. A great cast of unique characters and definitely recommended.
Loren
This book is so adorably good. I already ordered it as a pre-order so that I would have the book physically as well even though I have already read it. It discusses some important issues like accessibility, sexuality, and emotional abuse but it discusses them in a very good and straightforward way as well as depicts a healthy relationship. It was so much fun to read and I cannot recommend it enough.
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Aidan Wayne lives with altogether too many houseplants on the seventh floor of an apartment building, and though the building has an elevator, Aidan refuses to acknowledge its existence. They’ve been in constant motion since before they were born (pity Aidan’s mom)—and being born didn’t change anything. When not moving Aidan is usually writing, so things tend to balance out. They mostly stick with ...more
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