Bloomington High School Lions' star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing and he's got a coach who doesn't ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood best friend Emir Shah shows up to summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team's success may end up in the hands of the one guy who hates him. Determined to reconnect with Emir for the sake of the Lions, he sets out to regain Emir's trust. But to Sebastian's surprise, sweaty days on the pitch, wandering the town's streets, and bonding on the weekends sparks more than just friendship between them....
|Title||:||Running With Lions|
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Running With Lions Reviews
I like my YA romance on the sweet side and this definitely was. A little slow burn and lots and lots of kisses in this former friends to enemies to friends to lovers romance. I also loved the diverse cast of supportive friends.
My only slight negative? Not a huge fan of books written in present tense ...
I NEED THIS ASAP!!!!!!!!!!! GIMMIE BOOK GODS!! I DESERVE!
There are so many layers of sweetness to Running With Lions. Start with the summertime landscape -- the sun shines, the sky is cotton-candy colored; you can practically smell the grass of the soccer pitch. Onto that, add a bunch of super-endearing teen characters of diverse ethnicities and sexual orientations, all of whom you want to cheer for from the first time you meet them. And finally add the love that binds this group of friends together as they struggle with teen dramas small and large, f ...more
Amazing!! This book made me so happy.
Ps. Dear author, I totally wouldn’t complain about Mason & Willie both getting their own books.
Review to come :)
This looks right up my homosexual alley. Hopefully NetGalley approves me.
me every day since finding out about this book over a month ago: checking to see if my ARC request has been approved, obsessively stalking the gr page to see if any new reviews have been posted, gazing wonderingly at the cover, daydreaming about how good this book will be
I WANT IT SOOO MUCHHHH
tragic news are: i didn't click with this book
it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a disaster bi and i feel him.
my personal problem is. the writing. it absolutely isn't for me. i feel like it was too awkward and bumpy and all over the place. i just never really connected with it and had to take a brea ...more
This review is also posted on my blog.
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: “this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best kind of
train wreckspeople” and frankly, I stand by this. It’s a contemporary novel about a bunch of teens at a soccer camp, it’s beautifully diverse, and a perfect read for summer.
Our protagonist, Sebastian, is a goalie & i ...more