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I Kissed Alice

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  32 reviews
For fans of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and Fangirl, I Kissed Alice is a romantic comedy about enemies, lovers, and everything in between.

Rhodes and Iliana couldn't be more different, but that's not why they hate each other.

Hyper-gifted artist Rhodes has always excelled at Alabamas Conservatory of the Arts despite a secret bout of creator's block, while transfer
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: May 26th 2020 by Macmillan/Imprint
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Elise (TheBookishActress)
Two girls at a southern school for the arts find themselves in a bitter rivalry over the final spot in the scholarship program, even as they anonymously fall in love on a fanfic site.

this is such a POWERFUL and satisfying blurb i'm screaming reading it
Jan 21, 2020 marked it as to-read
oh... i got a mighty need ❤

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Nov 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
3 March 2020
If you want to know why the cover has changed, you can find the answer here.

7 January 2020
Why does the girl in trousers have different skin and hair color than before?

9 November 2019
All of next year's LGBT releases have so gorgeous covers!
"...despite being worst enemies in real life, their anonymous online identities are starting to like each other...a lot. When the truth comes out, will they destroy each other's future?"

Just sayin', this is my second (maybe first) most
Mar 02, 2020 marked it as to-read
2020 book covers need to sit down.
My eyes can't take this much beauty.
Sara ❀
Nov 09, 2019 marked it as wish-list
Shelves: to-be-released
do i smell some w/w enemies to lovers trope??
Sonia Hartl
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so lucky to read an early copy of this book, and it is stunning. Annas writing is so gorgeous and fluid and draws you in completely. The rivalry between the girls is so well-done, you can see exactly where their animosity comes from without making either one the villain, and the whole time youll be rooting for them to get together and figure it out. I read this a while ago, and it still stuck with me. I cant wait to read the updated version, Im sure its only gotten more lovely. ...more
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a drama filled story about high school students competing for the prestigious Capstone Foundation Award which came with many perks. The story was told from the alternating perspectives of Lliana and Rhodes. They were both seniors at the Alabama Conservatory of the Arts along with Sarah, Llianas best friend since third grade, who was also Rhodes roommate. Initially, Rhodes and Lliana were civil to each other. However, after a campus incident that got Lliana arrested, civility was ...more
Sierra Elmore
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2020
This book is AMAZING! I read a super early copy, so, will review closer to pub!
May 13, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Shelves: lgbtqiap, reviewed
hater-to-lovers romance is what I live for
rin ( ̄ヘ ̄)	 read/watch mo dao zu shi
"Two girls at a southern school for the arts find themselves in a bitter rivalry over the final spot in the scholarship program, even as they anonymously fall in love on a fanfic site" is this the real life
Feb 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: coming-soon-20
Falling in love anonymously over a fanfiction website really is the dream huh.
Read by Coco ✨
Jan 09, 2020 marked it as to-read
Rivals in real life, friends online, plus a flirtationship, and a following thats shipping them together??????????? OOFT.

Julia ✨
fangirl meets simon vs the homosapiens agenda but make it sapphic.
Dec 20, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: young-adult, lgbtqia
This sounds amazing, but it would be even more so if both MCs werent white (Im not sure if they are since this just got announced, but Ill update when I know more) ...more
Mar 08, 2020 added it
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this arc, which I received in exchange for an honest review. I will post that review upon publication.
Norah Una Sumner

why is this not in my hands already PLS
Mar 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, teen, lgbtq
3.5/5 stars (Goodreads, when will we be able to do half stars???)

The writing was good and definitely drew you into the story and didn't feel choppy like a lot of YA novels often do. The only reason I gave it 3.5 instead of 4 was I felt like the relationship between Rhodes and Iliana during the first half of the book was more strained and bitter than setting up a enemies-to-lovers trope. I don't know if it's just me but I felt like there was little to no thawing out in their relationship before
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was very very good. I liked the beginning more than the ending, and I'm sure I would have liked it even more if I cared about Alice in Wonderland, but overall, a great book. I cannot wait to read more from Anna Birch. Also, it felt a bit contradictory sometimes in regards to Iliana's sexuality, which was really just confusing. I'm sure that's an only an issue in the arc though.
Feb 26, 2019 marked it as to-read-so-bad-it-hurts
'Two girls at a southern school for the arts find themselves in a bitter rivalry over the final spot in the scholarship program, even as they anonymously fall in love on a fanfic site.'

DAAAAAMN, that sentence peaked right when it was ending
kristin (paper reader)
i was very lucky to have read this...quite early on and it's a story i've loved throughout all its forms. i'm so glad that this a book you will all get to read and love, too. <3
e ll a ✨
Nov 04, 2019 marked it as to-read
bitch pls
Feb 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, lgbt
Well, I didn't like this as much as I wanted to. Which might have been inevitable granted how hyped I was based on the description. But I think it comes down to three factors:

1) It's very, very Southern and very aware of its Southernness, which I don't get and don't enjoy.
2) The length of suffering the characters go through. Yes, of course I realize you can't have a story without conflict, and that YA in particular brings a lot of drama with it, but I absolutely loathe when writers inflict pain
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Enemies to lovers can be a hit or miss trope for me, but online relationships turning out to be real life relationships? That's a trope I will always love.

This book had both. The online relationship completely delivered, hitting all of the points I like about the trope, with its inherent drama. The enemies to lovers was a little shakier in my opinion, though I think the ending wrapped up some things that had been bothering me. Part of the problem with enemies to lovers plots is that there needs
Heather Jones
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to Macmillan for giving me a digital galley of this book in exchange for feedback.

I'm glad I stayed with this book, because I ended up enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would.

At a posh art academy, Iliana and Rhodes can't stand each other. They are rivals for the senior-year state art competition, with a college scholarship at stake. They're social rivals. And they've each hurt each other, in various ways. Each of them wants one thing: to defeat the other, graduate, and never have
Mar 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-novels
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Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
e-ARC received through Edelweiss.

The setup of two girls falling in love online while (unbeknownst to them) hating each other at school made for the BEST romantic tension. (think: texting each other in the same room thinking about how much they hate each other while actually exchanging sweet, romantic messages.)

The latter half of the book descends into a lot of maybe unnecessary friendship drama. I also would have liked to see Rhodes' comic pages look more akin to what a highschool-age fancomic
Emmy Neal
I am so excited to have such a high concept queer book I can recommend to fans of Jenny Han and Becky Albertalli. I love the writing style, and the comic panels, and I LOVE that it's about fanfic and competitive art school. The enemies-to-lovers romance was a blast, and I *just love* our heroines. Add it to your TBR, this book is a treat.
Feb 08, 2020 marked it as to-read
yeah romance is lame but imagine having a fierce rivalry with another girl in order to receive a prestigious scholarship, only to unknowingly be working with her online to write a webcomic and maybe developing some feelings for her in the process
Feb 29, 2020 added it
Shelves: arc-galley, 2020
Queer content: f/f enemies to lovers, secret identities
Taylor Thompson
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read an earlier draft of this book and it was SO SO SO GOOD!!!!! Cant wait for the final versionIm sure itll be just as amazing 😍 ...more
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