Mini-Reviews: All We Have Is Now & Fans of the Impossible Life

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Today I’m reviewing a few more backlist books I didn’t have a chance to read earlier, including ALL WE HAVE IS NOW and FANS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE LIFE, both contemporaries. For both of these books, they didn’t match my expectations.

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All We Have Is Now by Lisa Schroeder
Series: n/a
Publication: July 28th 2015 by Scholastic Inc.


This book has a gorgeous cover, so I went in with high hopes. I understand that this book was meant to be deep and meaningful but truthfully, I just found it boring. There was a lot of dialogue, but it was merely empty words, nothing of much significance. However, I did enjoy the romance between the two main characters, but I wish there was less on the characters’ backgrounds because I feel like it didn’t have a lot of impact considering the length of the novel, and more on the decisions that the characters made with the time they had left.

Do I recommend? If anything, buy the ebook.

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Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa
Series: n/a
Publication: September 8th 2015 by Balzer + Bray


This book had a great premise; it had LGBTQ+ characters and a nice friendship trio, but it ultimately fell flat. The dynamics of the characters were amazing; the backgrounds of the three main characters were interesting and I wanted to see how this one unfolded, but it was just so boring—so boring that I had been wondering if I had been reading the wrong book the whole time. By the half-way mark, I realized that I wasn’t invested in the story at all, but I kept reading in hopes that it would improve, but it just didn’t.

Do I recommend? No. However, this may just be another case of it’s not you, it’s me, so maybe try it out? Perhaps don’t set your expectations too high.

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Have you read any of these books? What were your thoughts? I’d love to know!

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9 thoughts on “Mini-Reviews: All We Have Is Now & Fans of the Impossible Life

  1. I have been wanting to read Fans of the Impossible Life ever since it came out, but I juggled through different reviews. A year later, I’m still hesitant about reading it. Luckily, I can try because my library has a copy. Like you said, I’ll try to lower my expectations about it. 🙂

    Great reviews, btw! 🙂

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  2. Bummer! I also love the cover of All We Have is now. I haven’t read any reviews yet, but based on yours, I have better books to read already on my pile.

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