Again, but Better by Christine Riccio

Again, but Better

Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal—but Shane's made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that? Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time's a ticking, and she needs a change—there's nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She's going to right all her college mistakes: make ...


Details Again, but Better

TitleAgain, but Better
ISBN9781250299253
Author
Release DateMay 7th, 2019
PublisherWednesday Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance, New Adult
Rating

Reviews Again, but Better

  • Alex
    2019-01-27
    This review was plagiarized!So, here we are again. A booktuber writes a book and I receive an ARC of it.And, yeah, it was bad.Not a total trainwreck like Zenith, but still... Bad.I have seen A LOT of people saying that they will love this book regardless if it's good or not because they love Christine and that's fine, do what you want. But it also means that I will be as brutally honest as I could be to even it out.I believe that you should alway...
  • Emma Giordano
    2019-05-04
    I knew I was going to love Again But Better well before I read it. The idea of a girl travelling to London to study abroad at her second chance at college to study what she wants, make new friends, and achieve her goals is all I could have wanted to read about as a teenager. I firmly believe that had I read this book at 17, it would be considered one of my favorite books of all time. For this reason, it gave me a unique sense of nostalgia, despit...
  • Lala BooksandLala
    2019-04-28
    Unfortunately this one just wasn't for me, which is fine.Things I likedThe character's voice was distinctly different in the 2 respective timelines. While I originally found Shane far too naive, enthusiastic, and overdramatic for my liking as a twenty year old, the portions at age 26 made that choice more clear, as to establish maturity and character growth.Great pacing! The trips to different countries and the balance of time spent at home, at w...
  • Natasha Polis
    2019-01-16
    THE MOST HEARTWARMING ROMANCE SET AGAINST WHIMSY COMEDYWhat a debut! If you love to laugh out loud and feel a kinship to the main character, Christine does wonders with the funy awkward first love. She just gets it!!I had such a wonderful time reading this heartwarming story about second chances. It encompasses the warmth of a 90s Meg Ryan movie with the setting of Sliding Doors with Gwyneth Paltrow. This is the kind of book that will keep you co...
  • Melanie
    2018-12-18
    ARC received via #arcsfortrade on Twitter! “If you could go back and do London all over again, knowing everything you know now, would you do it?” Friends, I wanted to love this so badly. So damn badly. Christine is not only the actual Queen of BookTube, she was one of the first channels I ever watched. She just seems so kind, and genuine, and I always feel like she radiates positive energy, and she was such a massive part of why I wanted to...
  • Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
    2019-04-01
    “Can we start over?” Writers are often told to write what you know. Even now, when I think of Shane Primaveri; I see Christine Riccio, I hear Christine Riccio, I feel like I fucking know Christine Riccio. So yes, she did write what she knew, because she wrote herself. _______________ *cries in YA* I was really hesitant to read this book, but I made an effort to read it independent of its booktube writer. I tried focusing on the story and s...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    2019-05-01
    I loved the writing style, but I really just could not get past all the cheating and girl on girl hate. I'm bummed as heck :cI won an ARC of this book through a giveaway hosted by the publisher.
  • jessica
    2019-05-31
    oh dear. this story made me cringe so much, i now need to make an appointment with a chiropractor to work out the new tenseness in my shoulders.to keep it brief, this book definitely tries way too hard. im not a fan of the writing - it has a low quality fan fiction vibe to it. im not a fan of the characters - shane is one of the most insufferably immature characters ive ever read. im not a fan of the overly used pop culture references - theres pr...
  • Angelica
    2019-02-21
    Well, I'm officially impressed. not gonna lie, this was pretty good. I read it in two sittings and was unapologetically grinning like an idiot the entire time. Rating: 3.75/5 Anyway, fangirling aside, let's get to this review! There were things about this that I absolutely loved with all my heart, and things I didn't quite love all that much and things I just plainly didn’t like. This book is a combination of Fangirl (a book I hated), Anna and ...
  • Deborah Embury
    2019-01-12
    Short review: "Again, but Better" should be written again...but better.You can see the full (memes included!) review on my blog here: https://thedeborahembury.wordpress.co...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    2019-05-20
    4.5 stars! This story was the literal perfect blend of cheesy and sweet all in one, and it was a great story to kick off my trip in Europe. For some reason, despite the title, I wasn’t expecting the jump in timeline back and forth?? And then I stayed up until 3am finishing it because I just HAD to know how it would end after that! ;) I saw Christine in every crack and crevice of this story, and loved it.
  • rin 눈_눈 WATCH GOOD OMENS
    2019-05-15
    upd upd: L M A OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO miss christine blocked me on twitter for my thread about how bad her books isthe review is coming i promise, its just hard to make myself revisit thisupd: this just in: this mess of a book is a nyt bestseller. which is obviously the only reason why it was published. so basically you can publish your dumb wattpad self-insert which hasn't been even properly edited👌 oh wait no you can't, you don't have 400k su...
  • Abbey
    2019-05-03
    *groans for 200 years*I should preface this by saying that I’ve been a fan of Christine for a number of years. She is still a favourite of mine to watch on Booktube and will most likely continue to be a favourite. That being said, I found this book mind-numbing, annoying, and it read like a Wattpad self-insert fanfiction. ~ spoilers ~Let’s start with the blatant self-insert Christine that is our main character, Shane. Shane is an extremely aw...
  • 《 sofia 》
    2019-05-06
    check out this and other reviews on my blogagain, but better should have been rewritten again, but better. this was so bad, unreadable bad. i was screaming from how bad it was bad. the writing, the characters, the plot, everything was far from being good. it makes me wonder whether or not this book would've been published if christine wasn't "one of the most followed booktubers today”.➳ shane: shane needs change. her life as a pre-med studen...
  • V. PARENTAL GUIDANCE: A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you
    2019-05-04
    UNSAFE READ FOR THE ROMANCE SAFETY GANG. SAFETY INFO AT THE BOTTOM OF MY REVIEWYet another New adult book labelled as YA. Main character is in College and her language and her conflict is of an adult woman. An immature woman, but an adult nonetheless. And at times she uses strong language. Again, but better is not vulgarly explicit as other books marketed as YA that are in reality New adult (*cough A Court of Mist and Fury coughs*) but I'm tired ...
  • Gabby
    2019-05-12
    DNF @ 200 pagesBleh, I wanted to love this book but for real this was starting to put me in a slump. I absolutely love Christine, she’s the first booktuber I ever started watching and she’s a huge inspiration to me, and a huge part of the reason I started my own channel. But this book was just not for me. I was not a fan of this writing style- it read like cheesy YA or fanfic or something. There were times where Shane felt sooo relatable to m...
  • Amy (libraryofamy)
    2019-07-01
    "You're bolder than before." *1.5 starsI so desperately wanted to enjoy this book, you guys. But... it's a yikes from me, dawg.Again, But Better is Christine Riccio's debut novel. I want to take a hot second to say that Christine (PolandBananasBooks on YouTube) has done incredible things for the online book community. I know that she's incredibly smart and talented. You can see it in brief spurts in Again, But Better... but sadly, she just missed...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    2019-05-08
    DNF few chapters into part 2. I started reading Again, but Better on 5/6/2019 and finished it on 5/8/2019. This is a book that I shouldn’t pick up based on the cover because the cover is cute. Right away I enjoyed the humor, especially when Shane slapped Pilot on their walk to the grocery store. I like that this book focused on an introverted girl who has a hard time making friends let alone dating. Being an only child, she does what her parent...
  • may ❀
    2019-06-08
    i'm SUPER bummed right now bc i was EXPECTING such a fantastic book but the story was really disappointing and the dialogue was so immature and the characters felt so juvenile, ughghghghgbasically it felt like i was reading badly written fanfiction and i am Sad rtc
  • Monica
    2019-05-16
    another book i picked up “before bed” that basically stopped me from going to bed because i couldn’t put it down. 😂 anyways, i genuinely adored again, but better. i was constantly surprised by the turns of the plot and the character choices. i loved getting to know shane and her friends, and i loved getting to watch her grow so much over the course of this story. side note, but the time period this is set in is literally the exact year a...
  • Jenna
    2018-11-15
    If Christine Riccio were a book, she would definitely be this one. Main critique: not enough bananas 🍌
  • Fabian
    2019-05-10
    DNF-ed on Page 152! I tried y'all, I really did. But No. No. No. No. No. N to the O! NO!Let me keep this 100, the first 40-50 were actually quite good. They grew on me, kinda like a rash.I found Shanes struggle to put herself out there, to be more open towards other people & to do all the things you're supposed to do when you're 20 incredibly relatabel. Apart from that tho... gurl WTF!1st) I've read a few reviews about this book, before I've read...
  • Leona Carstairs
    2017-12-06
    Like Shane herself says: "With five out of five, there's no room to grow! Maybe next time will be five stars." And I totally agree! I think this book was amazing but slightly flawed and I am SO excited to read Christine's future novels because I'm sure they'll be even better. (The book to me is more around 4.5 stars.) So I guess I'll start with the couple things that irked me. I personally don't like when the word "like" is overused in dialogue. ...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    2019-06-17
    I happen to love rom coms with the specific magical element that is present in Again, But Better so I really enjoyed this. (Seriously, just check my Netflix list.)My thoughts were a roller coaster while reading - meaning that there would be things happening that I'd immediately hate, only to turn that opinion around once they were more developed and explained. For instance, I thought the pacing was odd. The first part is very wordy and it takes a...