Reviewed by Astros
Title: I’ll See You Again
Author: Chris Bedell
Heroes: Cyrus & Nico
Genre: YA M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 227 pages
Publisher: Deep Hearts YA
Release Date: March 6, 2020
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: It’s the start of his senior year, and Cyrus should be worried about college applications, procrastinating on homework, and staying up past his bedtime. And he does, until his mother’s cancer returns.
To make matters worse, Nico Valentine—the person Cyrus hates most—insists on being his friend. Carefree, flirtatious, and spontaneous, Nico is everything Cyrus’s childhood never allowed him to be. When their English teacher offers Cyrus extra credit to tutor Nico, Cyrus knows he shouldn’t accept. He could use the distraction, though.
A fling soon ensues, and Cyrus realizes they have more in common than he thought. What is more, Nico is the first person who seems to get him and who is there no matter what. But, if Cyrus wants his romance with Nico to turn into something real, he’ll have to do something he’s never done before—be vulnerable with another person.
Adam Silvera’s HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME meets Rachel Lynn Solomon’s YOU’LL MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE in this tale of heartbreak and second chances.
This novel contains discussions and scenes of self-harm and suicide ideation.
If you’re looking for a quick read with a cute romance element and an interesting dynamic between the main characters, then this is the book for you. I had, for lack of a better word, great time while reading this and as any other book this one too had its flaws.
Cy and Nico’s banter was to die for. Both were engrossing characters, as well as Cy’s mom who’s dealing with a lot throughout the story. I cannot say the same for the other characters though. Cy’s friends for example were not as well fleshed out as the main characters.
Whilst reading the first portion of the book, my mind was set on a definite rating of 4 stars. However, that was not the case for me in the end. Approximately after the halfway mark, the story fell flat for me. In light of not spoiling the whole book, I’ll just mention this briefly: one- I think some of the important topics discussed throughout the book could have been handled better, and two- there were certain situations where Cy was lacking some empathy, which surprised me considering the circumstances present in the book. These are things that somewhat bothered me, which might not be the case for other readers.
All in all, the book is okay and that cutesy romance element I mentioned above is worth reading about.
Overall Impression: It was okay
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*