by Susane Colasanti
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: April 21st 2015
Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna are living together in New York City the summer before their freshman year of college begins. With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, these three girls are on the verge of the best summer of their lives.
Sadie is a native New Yorker. She is hopeful, romantic, and an eternal optimist who is ready to find her soul mate. Then she meets her dream boy: cute, funny, and quirky in all the right ways. The chemistry between them is unreal. Could he be the one?
Darcy is a free spirit from SoCal with rebellious tendencies and unlimited financial resources. Moving to New York City is just another adventure for her. Darcy wants this summer to be all about boy adventures—nothing serious. But how much fun is too much?
Rosanna leaves Chicago for NYC so she can put her past behind her and reinvent herself. The only thing standing in her way is the grand total of seventy-three cents she has saved. Then she meets a guy who wants to show her the glamorous side of New York—a side that she would never get to experience on her own. If Rosanna doesn't resist, she may find herself in city love.
Told from alternating points of view, City Love captures the moments in each girl's life when everything is thrilling, amazing, and terrifying all at once . . . in a way it will never be again.
Sadie is the optimistic hippy of the three. She is very kind and has a sweet romantic heart. She is that friend of yours that you want to protect in a weird way because you just want her to end up happy. She ends up meeting Austin and they have a whirlwind romance just like the movies. We all know that life, however, is not a movie and the credits are not always the end.
Rosanna..she was more of a complicated character for me. At first I didn’t like her because she felt so judgmental. Not of everyone just people with money. I understand that she was scraping by but it was like she thought everyone that is well off and jerks. Doesn’t matter if they worked hard for it or not. The more she spends time with D and the more we get revealed about her the better I started to understand. I was ready to get up in Nasty girls face to defend her. Of course I can’t understand how she would want to leave Chicago for New York but you know.
I liked Darcy. You would almost expect to not like her because she has unlimited funds. She is actually very kind and generous. She knows what she has but she enjoys using it to make other people feel good about themselves. She has her moments with her temper but she owns up to it and knows she's wrong. I don’t doubt she would go to bat for Sadie and Rosanna even though she hasn’t known them that long.
I’m a big fan of reading a book that has multiple POVs like this that intersect with one another. I think it can be hard to write but City Love is well done. It was easy to keep them separate and come back together in my head.
The book overall is a fun book that takes you through New York City life. I thought it was fun all the places they talk about and explore. It makes me want to go on my own adventure when I’m there in a couple weeks to see the places they talk about. For the most part it’s a fun read but some things take a really interesting turn at the end. Where you are like wait what. This is over already. Where is the second book. I need to know what happens.
I decided to do more of a fun playlist that you might listen to hanging out with your friends. I definitely debated over doing one for each girl.
The first book of Susane's City Love trilogy will be released on April 21, 2015.