What If It's Us (What If It's Us, #1) by Becky Albertalli

What If It's Us (What If It's Us, #1)

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for the...

Details What If It's Us (What If It's Us, #1)

TitleWhat If It's Us (What If It's Us, #1)
Release DateOct 9th, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, LGBT

Reviews What If It's Us (What If It's Us, #1)

  • Kai
    Maybe this isnt how life works. Maybe its all about people coming into your life for a little while and you take what they give you and use it on your next friendship or relationship. And if youre lucky, maybe some people pop back in after you thought they were gone for good.So. This was the most anticipated book of 20gayteen. And I have to say that I expected a little more from this fabulous collaboration.In fact, I do have a lot of criticism. T...
  • chai ♡
    never in literature history have the gays won so hard until this collab
  • Christine Riccio
  • Emma Giordano
    I really loved this book! I have been waiting for this book since the moment it was announced and it truly did not disappoint!CW: cheating, homophobia, racism, panic attacksI of course enjoyed the writing style of this novel. Adam and Becky were able to perfectly co-author this contemporary, making Arthur and Bens individual personalities present, whether they were writing their respective characters chapters or writing the others in their own sc...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    When Becky and Adam announced that they were teaming up to write a story, I was so excited. At the time, Id only read one book each of theirs. While I found Beckys writing lacking, I enjoyed her characters and loved what Id read of Adams work, so it was easy to buy into the hype. As its release date grew nearer, I attempted to read two other works by Becky (both failures) and read another book of Adams (a massive disappointment), but I still held...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    you: Avengers: Infinity War is the crossover event of the yearme: an intellectual and contemporary YA fan: knows the real crossover event of the year Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli dropping What If Its Us I believe in love at first sight. Fate, the universe, all of it. But not how youre thinking. I dont mean it in the our souls were split and youre my other half forever and ever sort of way. I just think youre meant to meet some people. I thi...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by HarperTeen in exchange for an honest review. I believe in love at first sight. Fate, the universe, all of it. But not how youre thinking. I dont mean it in the our souls were split and youre my other half forever and ever sort of way. I just think youre meant to meet some people. I think the universe nudges them into your path. My dear friend, Jules, dubbed this a queer, modern day, Sleepless in Seattle, set in New York and she ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    I guess thats every relationship. You start with nothing and maybe end with everything. One of the unexpected sweetest books Ive read all year about failing at perfection, but finding something close anyway. What If It's Us follows two characters on a summer in New York forming a very-imperfect and very-cute relationship.✔Ben - Written by Adam Silvera. Puerto Rican and gay. Way too relatable. Thinks about prices more due to being from a low-i...
  • Warda
    Hollywood will make a movie about you two. And a Netflix spin-off about your gay children. Okay, no. Im not accepting that ending. Just nope. Otherwise, Becky and Adam pretty much created magic with this book. The word (or has it become a term now?) cinnamon rolls gets thrown around quite often for your cutesy kinda characters and while granted, a lot of them exist, I think Ben and Arthur take the damn cake. They were a match made in New York. Th...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    I have such mixed feelings on this it's not even funny. I liked it, but I also didn't? The writing was good, but I found that in the beginning it was hard to tell the characters apart, and then when I could it was because one was extremely annoying which I get was probably kind of the point. I felt like the relationship came out of nowhere (view spoiler)[ they didn't seem to be working which obviously was partially because of the breakup and Ben'...
  • jessica
    this book was an interesting reading experience for me because its co-written by one author i absolutely adore (silvera) and one that i strongly dislike (albertalli). and i honestly thought my love would outweigh my hate - but in reality, it just left me split right down the middle. this was a cute enough story, if youre into that over-the-top meet cute, insta-love kind of thing. its light and fluffy and basically everything you would expect from...
  • C.G. Drews
    2nd Read | Oct 2018Honestly this book is so adorable and makes me laugh so much and then makes me directly attempt to throw myself into the void. Which is a skill. I acknowledge this skill. I admit that firstly (1) I said "ooh I'll review this later!" and forgot everything about it of ever, so I needed to reread, and (2) I still have thoroughly dissatisfied feelings about the ending.It's like, I'm just going to find some fanfic that fixes the epi...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Yikes, okay, here we go.This book had so much potential!! And even though I only gave it 2 stars, I still think it has some quality stuff, like- lots of diversity- sex positive and CONSENT!!- DYLAN (omg Dylan was the real MVP of this book let's be real)- aaaaand to be honest that's about itHere's what I had issues with:- For the first 200 pages, i literally couldn't tell Ben and Arthur apart. Their voices sounded exactly the same to me- This book...
  • Sabrina
    I still cant believe I got an ARC for this! 😱🤩.Funny, interesting, cute, realistic (too much in my mind, but oh well, life) and with friendships/families/relationship goal.The writing, Im in love with it. Is so beautiful and the story? YESSS. This book really shows that sometimes everything happens for a reason and maybe not in the circumstances or way that we expected, but still it happens and it might not end the way we want but afterward...
  • emi
    Lately, when I read something I end up hating, I wonder if the problem is me and not the book. However, the problem was definitely the book this time.All these four and five star ratings people are throwing at it? I don't understand. Did we read the same book? I would talk about a plot, but there really wasn't a strong one. I'd talk about the characters, but none of them were interesting enough to discuss.And I'd talk about the chemistry, but the...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    This apartment isnt home for either of us, but were home to each other, and thats what makes every wall fall away so I only focus on him.When I heard that Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera were writing a love child book together I instantly knew that I needed this in my life. XD Okay, it might have taken me a little while to get to it and I guess I kinda missed the hype train, but maybe this was good because I could focus on my own opinion instea...
  • may ➹
    why did you all make me think I was going to cry at this ending???? all this book did was intensify my own gay panic! at the disco
  • Lola
    I like reading romances and being like, "OMG, I want a beautiful love story like this one. Please universe, make it happen for me." But, er, I don't think I want what Ben & Arthur have. Honestly, I can barely call what they have a love story. Very disappointed gal here.
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    3.5 STARS rounded to 4Review to come once the group reading has concluded.So excited to announce that this is our #ScaredSuspenseBookClub pick for the month of November! If you would like to join in our discussions on Instagram, dates will be November 12th and 19th.
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Despite some very solid, and most importantly, age-appropriate, narrating from Noah Galvin and Froy Gutierrez, What If It's Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli fell way short of expectations. I can sort of see why people like this love story (and yes, love story NOT ROMANCE), but I had issues.There is no plot. None. It is sort of a meandering, wandering story through the basically boring lives of two teenage boys. Lots of boring, boring stuff...
  • shady boots | #WatchPOSE
    --4.5 stars--Massive thank you to Edelweiss and Harper Collins for sending me this ARC.Can I just express how ecstatic I am at the state YA is headed this year? I've jokingly said that "20gayteen is in full swing and I am here for it" a lot, but in all seriousness, how amazing is it that YA is finally, FINALLY becoming more and more diverse with not only POC representation, but LGBTQ+ storylines being at the forefront. That's a big deal, people. ...
  • Hamad
    This review and other reviews can be found @ ThebookprescriptionActual Rating: 4.25 starsI dont know if were a love story or a story about love. But I know whatever we are that its great because we kept jumping the hoops in the first place.🌟 This book is marshmallow and unicorns, this book is so cute! This is legitimately my favorite LGBT book till this point. I read 2 books by Adam and 1 book by Becky and enjoyed all of them but I had notes h...
  • ☆ Todd
    I guess thats every relationship. You start with nothing and maybe end with everything.I LOVED-LOVED-LOVED this story so damn hard!And I absolutely HATED-HATED-HATED how it ended!!!The entire story was compelling and full of humor, which immediately hooked me and left me dying to find out what was going to happen next.BUT...The book ended with no HEA, not even an HFN.Only a "what if", where *IF* they end up living in the same city at the same tim...
  • Kayla Dawn
    I have to admit, this was pretty cute.(A little too long though ; and way to many Harry Potter references)
  • ˗ˏˋliaˎˊ˗
    i guess thats any relationship. you start with nothing and maybe end with everything. this was probably my most anticipated book of the last year and all the more nervous i was because i had such high hopes and expectations. adam silvera and becky albertelli are two of my favorite authors and i loved all of their books (leah on the offbeat doesnt exist). so, understandably, i wanted this to be great.i loved that both of their writing styles mixed...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    I started reading What If Its Us on 8/30/18 and finished it on 9/3/18. The most amazing love story to read ever! The humor is contagious. I love the two main characters: Arthur and Ben. I like Bens friend Dylan, hes extra hilarious! I like Namrata, she always has something wild to say. Arthur and his dad has the best father-son relationship. Ben and his family are great too! I love how sweet and innocent Arthur is especially how excited he gets f...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    The story was a bit slow going, but like I said on Twitter by the end I was basically trash for it and kept reading deep into the late hours of the night. SO. FRICKEN. CUTE. I have nothing else to say. Read this wonderful book, please and thank you.