RELEASE WEEK REVIEW: It Goes Like This by Miel Moreland

It Goes Like This by Miel Moreland

Release Date: May 18, 2021

Page Count: 352 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Synopsis 

In Miel Moreland’s heartfelt young adult debut, It Goes Like This, four queer teens realize that sometimes you have to risk hitting repeat on heartbreak.

Eva, Celeste, Gina, and Steph used to think their friendship was unbreakable. After all, they’ve been though a lot together, including the astronomical rise of Moonlight Overthrow, the world-famous queer pop band they formed in middle school, never expecting to headline anything bigger than the county fair.

But after a sudden falling out leads to the dissolution of the teens’ band, their friendship, and Eva and Celeste’s starry-eyed romance, nothing is the same. Gina and Celeste step further into the spotlight, Steph disappears completely, and Eva, heartbroken, takes refuge as a songwriter and secret online fangirl…of her own band. That is, until a storm devastates their hometown, bringing the four ex-best-friends back together. As they prepare for one last show, they’ll discover whether growing up always means growing apart.

It Goes Like This was everything my music nerd heart needed AND wanted. Lyrical and heart-wrenching…beautiful representation, sweetest longing and the pop-star romance of my dreams; Swifties will swoon happily with this story tattooed on their hearts.” —Erin Hahn, author of You’d Be Mine and More Than Maybe.

Review 

So I’ve always loved popstars and musicians and this was about a queer band and has a sapphic romance, so need I say more?

✔Found family🎶
✔Only one bed🛏
✔Second Chance🥈
✔Friends to lovers👭
✔First love❤
✔Multiple POV🌈

I loved the strong friendship between Gina, Celeste, Steph and Eva and I’m really glad we got chapters from all 4 characters’ POV. This is a second chance for their friendship and for the romance between Eva and Celeste. It was great to see each of them figure out what they want and release they’ll always have each other.

Another thing I love is how the book is told in different timelines across the many years before and after the break up of the band, Moonlight Overthrow. And Eva’s tumblr fan account is also amazing!

It was amazing to see on page lesbian and nonbinary labels, especially in a story that’s not about coming out. This book is incredibly beautiful and a new comfort read. I loved it and I want everyone else to read it ASAP!

*ARC provided by the publisher  via Netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

Buy It: Amazon USBook Depository 

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