Love and Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen

Love and Other Train Wrecks

A twenty-four-hour romance about two teens who meet—and perhaps change their minds about love—on a train ride to Upstate New York in the middle of a snowstormOne train ride. Two strangers.Noah is a hopeless romantic. He’s heading back home for one last chance with his first love, whom he broke up with when he went off to college.Ammy doesn’t believe in true love—her parents being prime examples. She’s escaping from a mom who can’t t...

Details Love and Other Train Wrecks

TitleLove and Other Train Wrecks
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Reviews Love and Other Train Wrecks

  • Stacee
    I do enjoy a story with a known and specific time frame to it, so I was pretty eager to get to it. I liked Noah. He’s sweet and maybe a bit nerdy, but pretty adorable. Ammy is smart and loyal and having a hard time with what’s going on in her life. Because of that, she lashes out. A lot. So much that I struggled to root for her. Plot wise, it was like a YA Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. I enjoyed all of the little mishaps and obstacles they...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    2.75 Stars "'Here goes,' I say, without turning to her.I slide the safety latch on the bottom. Then I grab the long handle in the middle. It turns under my weight, easier than it should be. The door opens, and there it is. The whole world in front of us.Our adventure, beckoning." This is a good winter season contemporary, but I only really connected with one half of the couple, so the entire story fell a bit flat for me. I love the meeting and ...
  • Sam Kozbial
    I really enjoyed Konen's last book, The Romantics, and had high hopes for this book. I am happy to report, that Love and Other Train Wrecks delighted me in many of the same ways.•Pro: Noah was a sweet cupcake and I loved him. He was not perfect, as I found out, but he had a huge and beautiful, if slightly misguided, heart. •Pro: I loved the dynamic between Ammy and Noah. Eavesdropping on their conversations was quite a treat, and seeing them ...
  • Stephanie
    This book felt like...well, a train wreck. In order to write a review that is as concise as possible (I hope), I'm going to divide my observations into three main areas. First I thought Ammy was awful pretty much from the time she mocked The Hunger Games right up until the end of the book. Her snobby taste in literature aside, she's one of those feminists who apparently thinks it's okay to make rude comments to men for reinfo...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 2.5*I have some of the mixed feelings about this particular book. Obviously the best way to decipher said feelings is with a good old fashioned list.Things I Liked: A train trip! Who doesn't love that idea, it sounds so fun, and kind of a cute, old-fashioned way to meet. Shenanigans ensue. Obviously, a mundane train ride does not a novel...
  • Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
    *ARC Kindly provided by Katherine Tegen Books thru Edelweiss for review*I was blindsided. Just when I thought I would get a quick story about two strangers meeting on a long train ride & falling in love, I get a book divided into three interesting parts. Love and other Train Wrecks spans an entirety of a day (or two). On a very short and quick time frame, a lot happened.The story introduced us to two strangers (Ammy and Noah) who boarded the Amtr...
  • Amy
    Reminded me of whichever story in Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances where the teens are stranded on the train in the snow and then they have to leave the train and trek out into the snow and fall in love, etc. (It's been a while since I read Let It Snow, can you tell?)
  • Jaye Ashryver
    Not even halfway done when I decided to write this review and haven't changed anything since then, if that tells you anything.Love and Other Train Wrecks begins on a train with Ammy heading to her father's wedding with his new wife. On the train she meets Noah, a boy on his way home to try to win his ex-girlfriend back, with flowers and a romantic plan in hand. A massive snowstorm is happening and soon the train breaks down. With a leap of faith,...
  • Nikki
    Full review posted on Nikki's Novel NicheA cute story that proves that sometimes the journey can start off rocky and rough but the struggle is worth it in the end.I really liked both Noah and Ammy and felt their characters developed nicely throughout the story. Both start off kind of naive and self-centered but begin to have some realizations as their adventure progresses. There were a few points of the story that I found myself thinking “WTH, ...
  • Laura's Book Addiction
    "Noah is a total romantic, I realise. I mean, I knew he was sappy-hello,cheesy flowers- but this is a different kind of romance. The desire for the world to be magical all around you." Love and Other Train Wrecks is the perfect YA novel. It's funny,sweet and a little sad. I wanna meet Noah on the Amtrak and go on a adventure!!
  • Sara (sarabara081)
    You can find more of my review at Forever 17 Books.I adore books with a romance steming from strangers meeting one night through extraordinary circumstances, especially when it comes to delayed traveling and crazy adventures. In Love and Other Train Wrecks we have two strangers who wound up next to each other on a train that breaks down. They decide to take a risk and embark on a crazy adventure to reach their destinations but didn’t plan on th...
  • Dayla
    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.This was an adorable read that spans the entirety of a day and then some. I loved how cheesy some of the lines were and the whole concept was something I ate up like candy. One of my only complaints revolved around Ammy’s constant reminder that Noah was acting too boy-ish in offering to carry her things or in the comments he made. I get what the intention was, but...
  • Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    For more review follow my blog shades of paperThis was a very light hearted book, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I was really anticipating this novel, and though it ended up not being what I had in mind, I still think it was a very cute book, and it was really funny.I really enjoyed the whole romance thing. It was definitely on the fast side, but their relationship was very well done and hilarious that I didn’t particulary mind. I adore...
  • Ms. Yingling
    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusThis was rather fun, but it's more of a YA book due to language. Bonus points for including some adventure with the romance, and fantastic descriptions of riding on commuter trains on the east coast. Felt like a movie from the 1950s. Definitely investigate for high school.
  • Sidni
    I liked this book! It was fun to read and I always wanted to keep reading. There is a little plot twist that may or may not shock you. I really like how the point of view between Ammy and Noah switched often. It gave me a good look of how the two felt while on their trip.
  • Sarah
    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)This was a contemporary romance story about a guy and girl who met on a train.I liked Ammy and Noah in this story, although I thought they were kind of nuts at times. Getting off of a train to go walk in the snow with a total stranger sounds a little too risky to me!The storyline in this was about Ammy and Noah meeting on a train on the way to New York. The ...
  • Rebecca
    The only thing I liked about this book was its cover.
  • Amy Layton
    Given the fact that I just recently took the Amtrak, I can testify Ammy's whole introduction and general perspective on the modern-day romanticization of trains.  But really, this book is about much more than just transportation failing.  It's about sticking it out, making friends, and being true to yourself.  Because this is told from both Ammy and Noah's points of view, we are able to see both sides of the story--but not the whole story, wh...
  • Kireinahon
    Okay so this story picks up with Noah and Ammy ( pronounced like Sammy but with an A) who are on their way in a train to Hudson. At first I was thinking a train, it'll be over fast but no its more like the long haul trains where you spend a good 3 or so hours on there to your destination.Leah has some hilarious accurate descriptions of other passengers and literary jokes that I admit I didn't get all the time but it was quirky and fun.Ammy is...
  • Lisa Rowland
    I think my favorite thing about this book was visualizing Noah eating a fist full of French Fries with ketchup, because how does that even work.That aside, I'll be the first to admit: cheesy romances aren't my jam. Fully knowing this I still just hated this book, and heaved a sigh of relief when it was over.I get that this book had some throwbacks to an old movie, but in this day and age expecting a teen in high school to meet up with a college g...
  • Kimberley
    I received an ARC of Love and Other Train Wrecks via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.***2.5 stars***Lately, I have mixed feelings about how quickly "love" happens, so maybe this was the wrong book for me. I'll admit that up front. When two people meet and fall for each other, I feel like the circumstances under which that happens should be believable. When I tell you that this book challenged that notion, it's not hyperbole. Ammy and ...
  • Morgan
    Love and Other Train wrecks is an adorable winter time contemporary that takes place over the course of about two days, following Ammy and Noah as they meet on a broken down train ride and set off on an adventure together.I really love time frame stories; they feel more contained, and to me almost give off a snow globe like effect. The pacing is usually faster, moving the plot along while still allowing for character growth and development, so I ...
  • Kaylee Gwyn
    Ughhhhh I’m stuck between 3 and 4 stars so I usually round up....let’s say about 75% of the book is 3 stars and the last 25% make it 4 stars?Ammy is trying to get to upstate NY for her dad’s commitment ceremony via Amtrak and encounters Noah, who is also headed to upstate NY to win back his ex-girlfriend. The train breaks down en route and MADNESS ensues. It’s really a fun premise and I enjoyed watching the characters work together to get...
  • Stephanie Geske
    This book is a 3.5 - almost a 4. There were a lot of plus's but bits of it were so cheesy/corny it had me cringing.Love and Other Train Wrecks follows two people that have a "murphy's law" of a day; they're both trying to get to their destination and are delayed by a snow storm, bad directions, a train, a bus, etc. The story is told in alternating POV's and short, easy to read chapters. Basically, it's a breezy YA love story, without a lot of lov...
  • Amber (Books of Amber)
    Love and Other Train Wrecks is one of those books that is simply alright. There’s nothing standout about it, in my opinion, but it was an easy read. The two main characters (stupidly) get off a train to Hudson in an attempt to get to their destinations faster, but almost everything that could go wrong does go wrong along the way.The over the top situations were amusing, but mostly I felt like the characters acted like idiots throughout most of ...
  • TheReadandSeek
    First Sentence:"The train isn't as romantic as I thought it would be."Last Sentence:"Can't wait to see you, Ammy, sweet and fair."This book is about two strangers who go on an adventure together to get to places they need to be, but keep finding road blocks that keeps them from getting there but bring them closer together. Noah is trying to fix a broken relationship with his ex and Ammy is trying to get to a ceremony between her dad and her new s...
  • Darla
    Rounded up from 3.5 stars. A big thank you to Edelweiss and Harper Collins for an ARC of this book.This book was written from the POV of both Noah and Ammy who find themselves seated together on an Amtrack train that stops on the tracks in a mid-winter storm and looks like it might delay arrival for several hours. Both Ammy and Noah have important appointments waiting at their destination and decide to leave the train to pursue other methods of t...
  • Sarah
    Strangers, Noah and Ammy, find themselves stuck on a train, but they are both desperate to reach their destination immediately. Noah wants to perform a romantic gesture for his ex-girlfriend on their anniversary, in effort to get her back. Ammy is trying to make her father's remarriage ceremony. In effort to get to there in time, the two team up and strike out on their own. This trip is a disaster after disaster and the two begin developing feeli...