Title: Maps (Life According to Maps #1)
Author: Nash Summers
Release Date: January 12th 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary, Young Adult
Page Count: 70
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
If Maps ruled the world, his best pal Benji would be court jester, and every day would celebrate a new experiment.
No, scratch that.
If Maps ruled the world, his best pal would still be living next door, and there wouldn’t be any gap-toothed new guy staring at him as if he’s bonkers.
Pity Maps doesn’t rule the world …
“If you ever get lost, just follow the lane, and you’ll find your way home.”
I shouldn’t have liked this because:
-Young Adult (very young).
-No steam (not at all).
-Tentative HFN (provided that a kiss counts as a HFN).
I didn’t just like it. I loved it!
Life isn’t going as planned for geeky, blurty, cute as hell, Maps. His best friend is leaving the house next door, and moves a whole block away!
Well, that’s it, then. My life is over. This is the end, the finale, the bittersweet conclusion. The curtains have drawn, we fade to black, the orchestra hushes. Nothing further, everything lost, little gained, really. How sad, they’ll say. Oh, he was so terribly young and so terribly brilliant to have had his once bustling life ravaged so, and left for naught but scraps.”
Did I mention he’s also a drama queen?
Whoever is going to move in next door, will have to face Maps’s wrath. Only that someone turns out to be….
Yup, blond, green-eyed jock, Lane and his family are the new neighbours. And Maps is a goner.
You might think that this is your standard, cliche “jock falls for the nerd” story. You ‘d be wrong. Maps is anything BUT ordinary. He’s quirky and eccentric and obsessed with his experiments. And really afraid than Lane wants to punch him!
Lane is nothing like your typical macho jock either. He’s down-to-earth and just adorable. And he really wants to kiss Maps!
I loved the secondary characters, even Lane’s evil little sister, and the bromance between Maps and
The ending, although just a very tentative HFN, felt so much more satisfying than the best of HEAs.
This was like a breath of fresh air and I can’t wait for the sequel. Recommended:)
“Some days you’re too much.”
“I’d like to think I’m the absolute right amount.”