EXAMPLE REVIEW: Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

This book has immediately given me so many feelings. From page one, I couldn’t put it down! Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon came out this summer, and I knew that I wanted to read it.

Rowan Roth has been competing with Neil McNair since freshman year. They’ve competed for highest grades, student government positions, extracurricular activities, and more, all while bickering back and forth. But the ultimate prize is up for grabs in their senior year: valedictorian. But before they can officially graduate, they get to compete in the Howl, a yearly tradition combining assassins with a scavenger hunt. Although reluctant, they put their intense rivalry aside to work together. As the day wears on, Rowan realizes there’s more to the freckly, nerdy Neil than she thought, and he may be just what she needs.

The banter between Rowan and Neil is infectious, and had me smiling the whole book. From the goofy nicknames to using Neil’s last name in clever ways (McMystery), I was a gooey mess from the start. This is the perfect enemy-to-lovers teen book. This book centres on a strong female character who stresses the importance of good, female-cantered representation in media (especially those we find in romance books!) as well as highlights double standards between boys and girls. Neil’s character is loveable, open to learning, and vulnerable about his own past and insecurities. The book also touches on anti-Semitism and how it is still prevalent today, and the profound affects it has on members of the Jewish community. I like that the author didn’t shy away from bringing this topic front and center, even in a romance book.

And this book has sex-positivity all over it!

If you can’t tell, I loved this book, and I would definitely recommend it for anyone who loves teen romances, comedy, and contemporary teen fiction.

10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

Are you ready to dive in to our first Teen Reads book club title?

Let’s start off our book club with a light read – a sweet romance by Ashley Elston, titled 10 Blind Dates.

The book can be downloaded here as an ebook:

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12514431

Sophie wants one thing for Christmas – time with her boyfriend Garrett. So when her parents plan a trip to visit her sister over the holiday, Sophie begs to be left behind with her grandparents and her boisterous extended family. But she and Garret break up and she’s devastated.


Sophie’s grandmother, hating to see her so upset, devises a (not so) brilliant plan – to distract her from heartbreak. Over the next ten days, different family members will set Sophie up on ten different blind dates, which doesn’t sound awkward at all . . .


When Garrett turns up unexpectedly, it makes Sophie more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she’s started to have feelings for someone else. Someone who is definitely not available.

Download your copy off of Hoopla today, and start reading this weekend! Check the blog on Monday morning for the first question.