ARC Review: Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales

23310761Title: Tonight the Streets Are Ours

Author: Leila Sales

Publication date: September 15, 2015

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Pages: 342

Source: ARC (from BEA) gifted by Hazel of Stay Bookish (Thank you, Hazel!)

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Synopsis: From the author of This Song Will Save Your Life comes a funny and relatable book about the hazards of falling for a person you haven’t met yet.

Seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley is recklessly loyal. Taking care of her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose in her life and makes her feel like she matters. But she’s tired of being loyal to people who don’t appreciate her—including her needy best friend and her absent mom.

Arden finds comfort in a blog she stumbles upon called “Tonight the Streets Are Ours,” the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter. When Peter is dumped by the girlfriend he blogs about, Arden decides to take a road trip to see him.

During one crazy night out in NYC filled with parties, dancing, and music—the type of night when anything can happen, and nearly everything does—Arden discovers that Peter isn’t exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn’t exactly who she thought she was, either.

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My review: 

Tonight the Streets Are Ours is a book I looked forward to reading this year because of its promising storyline. Leila Sales’ writing is good! The way she tells the story is refreshing and distinctive. The book started okay for me, however I felt the story drag in the succeeding chapters. I think it’s because I didn’t relate with the characters. And there weren’t any scenes in the story that made me enjoy reading it. I finished the book, but it still didn’t make an impression. I’m sorry to say that Tonight the Streets Are Ours fell flat and I just can’t like it.



1.5/5 stars