eARC Review – Fools in Love by Rebecca Podos

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Title: Fools in Love

Editor: Rebecca Podos

Publisher: Running Press Kids

Publication date: December 7th, 2021

288 pages

3.5/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

Fake relationships. Enemies to lovers. Love triangles and best friends, mistaken identities and missed connections. This collection of genre-bending and original stories celebrates how love always finds a way, featuring powerful flora, a superhero and his nemesis, a fantastical sled race through snow-capped mountains, a golf tournament, the wrong ride-share, and even the end of the world. With stories written by Rebecca Barrow, Ashley Herring Blake, Gloria Chao, Mason Deaver, Sara Farizan, Claire Kann, Malinda Lo, Hannah Moskowitz, Natasha Ngan, Rebecca Podos, Lilliam Rivera, Laura Silverman, Amy Spalding, Rebecca Kim Wells, and Julian Winters this collection is sure to sweep you off your feet.

Review

Fools in Love is a short story compilation focusing on teen LGBTQIAP romances, contemporary, fantasy, and science fiction. Each story is separate with no connections to other stories in the anthology. Some are better than others, as one could assume – but overall it was an enjoyable time reading these stories by some amazing authors.

I definitely suggest this for those readers who need more LGBTQIAP in their lives and adore simple, romance tropes. As with most short stories, they are… short, so don’t expect fully defined plots and huge character growth – these are short, fun, and include other levels of diversity as well. One of my favorites included was a story featuring Jewish MCs.

Thank you to Running Press Kids and Netgalley for an early copy in exchange for an honest review.

Happy reading, folks!

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