This is my post during the blog tour for Get You the Moon by Hasnita Singh. Get You the Moon is a standalone coming of age story about academic rivals whose animosity turns into something more.
This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours and the tour runs from 18 till 31 October. You can see the tour schedule here.
Get You the Moon
By Hasnita Singh
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: July 15, 2021
Scarlet Bridge is beautiful, intelligent, and ambitious. In her final year of high school, she has five goals she wants to achieve before graduation, and she won’t let anything – or anyone – stand in her way. Not even everyone’s favorite golden boy, Levi Henare.
Levi has it all – good looks, quick wit, and he is a rugby prodigy. And nothing gives him more pleasure than getting on Scarlet’s every last nerve.
When Scarlet accidentally dials Levi’s phone number, a chain of events that neither of them expected is set into motion.
Thrown together by a twist of fate, will Levi and Scarlet overcome the challenges of their final year at school, their mutual dislike of each other, and their own personal demons to successfully graduate?
– Books a Million
About the Author:
Hasnita Kiran Singh is a twenty-one-year-old living in Auckland, New Zealand. As a university student, she spends most of her time procrastinating. As an Optical Assistant, she’ll do everything to convince you to get glasses. When she’s not writing (which is unfortunately too often), she can be found baking or trying out new restaurants. She loves her friends, being on time, and chocolate fondants as much as she loves reading. She is a proud feminist, typically sleep deprived, and a lover of the stars.
I quickly have to thank Lola’s Blog Tours for letting me be a part of this blog tour and for sending me the ebook version of the book to read and review for my tour stop today.
I think that this has to be one of my new favorite tropes to read, academic rivals to lovers. Although I should mention that this book definitely has some triggers that might affect people (sexual harassment, PTSD, mentions of suicide, racism, homophobia, panic attacks, smoking). There is nothing graphic in the book.
Our main characters are Scarlett and Levi. Both characters are in their final year of high school and they both have clear goals they want to achieve and don’t want anything to sidetrack them. Each other has basically been a thorn in each other’s side for a little while now. They each want to be the best. Each other loves taking jabs at each other because they both know it gets to them.
As the story progresses we realize why there is this rivalry between them. Scarlett feels that Levi is the golden boy and can do absolutely nothing wrong in everyone’s eyes and for Scarlett, she feels as though everyone is watching and scrutinizing her because of her brother’s actions. Let’s just say that once upon a time her brother, Sawyer was the golden one until he did something, and it’s not good.
As the story progresses the unthinkable happens between Scarlett and Levi. For some reason whenever Scarlett tries to call her boyfriend, Jack and she either is misdialing or the connection is getting mixed up because she is calling the wrong number. She has no idea who is she calling and neither does the person at the other end. It doesn’t take long before the two are talking. What will they do when they realize who each other is?
I loved reading the chemistry building between the two when they didn’t know who each other was. This is definitely a slow burn romance and I was all there for it.
As you are reading you can see how real life was added to the book and it’s not all rainbows and unicorns. There needs to be more books that tackle these issues because so many teens can relate to the storyline.
This turned into a pretty quick read for me and pretty much devoured this in a day of on and off reading. I definitely will be picking up Hasnita Singh’s future books. I should mention that this is a debut young adult contemporary romance.