Airports, Exes and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff isn’t the first book I read by this author. Last year I read My New Crush Gave to Me. That was the perfect holiday read. This made me really excited to read her newest book. Did this author leave me with another smile on my face when I was done? Keep on reading to find out!
Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over
by Shani Petroff
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: May 15th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
A bad storm, two canceled flights, stuck in an airport with a hot stranger and the guy who broke her heart… what could go wrong?
After Sari caught her boyfriend Zev cheating on her, their romantic Florida vacation was ruined. She can’t get back to NYC soon enough. Unfortunately, mother nature may have different plans. A huge storm is brewing in the Northeast, and flights all over the country are getting canceled—including Sari’s. She winds up stuck at the airport for hours. With Zev!
When another stranded passenger (a hot NYU guy) suggests a connecting flight to Boston, Sari jumps at the chance. But when her mom freaks out about her traveling alone, she has no choice—she has to include Zev, and somehow survive being trapped with the guy who broke her heart!
Cover One of my favorite colors is pink, so this cover caught my eye immediately. I love how the title takes over the cover. The line underneath the author’s name made me really curious.
Plot You know an author does something right when you finish the book in one go (with a little break to give the demanding kitten cuddles, haha). Sari had it all figured out. Spring Break was going to be amazing. She was going to Florida to spend time with her grandmother and her boyfriend was going with her. That is until she catched him kissing his ex-girlfriend at a party. Her best friend convinces her she should still head to Florida without him. I loved how Sai thought airports were amazing on her way there. Everything was working for her. No lines to check in, security and she was able to catch an earlier flight. If only all trips to the airport went that way. Sari’s grandmother sounds like a fun lady (seeing how she cancelled most of her plans to spend time with her granddaughter). Sari rather stay inside and mope in front of the TV all day. Her grandmother decides it’s been enough and sends her outside. Of course, she runs in to a hot guy, Fitz, at the pool. Even if Sari wasn’t ready for more love, a new friendship seems like a great idea. This is where the fun begins. Zev did head to Florida and tries to get her back. Of course, something has to go wrong. This is when airports get fun. When the weather gets bad, things can go wrong. I felt bad for Sari, but the frustrations at the airport and their drive in the car has a lot of funny moments. While this book is predictable in many ways, it’s also a lot of fun! I loved the fact that it ended a lot differently than I expected. The author makes us realize everything is not what it seems. Sometimes when really emotional we jump to conclusions without waiting for more information. This book teaches us that we should all learn to wait at times. What I loved the most about this book is the supportive system Sari had. Not only amazing parents and an awesome best friend, but Fritz was there for her even when they didn’t know each other that much. The only reason this book got four stars, is I wish we wouldv’ve ;earned a bit more about all of the characters. Airports, Exes and Other Things I’m Over is a fast paced book, but I just needed a little bit more. This is definitely the perfect type of book to read on a nice summer day or evening.
Characters Sari think she has everything going for her: an amazing family, best friend, boyfriend and she will be going to her dream school in the Fall. Singing and playing her guitar are her favorite things to do. Who knew she would get the chance to make her dreams come true? She kind of falls apart seeing her boyfriend kissing his ex. Sari has a hard time dealing with this. She wants to foget him, but everything reminds her of him. The whole break up and airport fiasco really make her think about her feelings. Sari is afraid of having her heart broken. She slowly learns that sometimes we need to take risks for what we love.
Zev is a character I have a hard time describing. I know the main things, he seems like an amazing boyfriend (we get many examples). He does something unforgivable though. Zev seems really sorry, but because we don’t see a lot of him throughout the book it’s hard to know him better. I can say that he doesn’t give up. Zev really fights for Sari and it’s clear he does really know her. I wanted to dislike him, but I couldn’t keep that up throughtout the whole book.
Trina is a character I also wish we saw more of (I wouldn’t mind if the author gave her a book, haha). She is an awesome best friend. They talk daily and she will support Sari in any way she can. The fact that she can give amazing book tips (according to Sari) would alrady put her on a friend’s list for me.
Fitz stayed kind of mysterious. He seems like book boyfriend material. Fitz was there for Sari even though he didn’t really know her. I felt like they became good friends during this book. I kind of expected to see more of him. Hopefully a book is in his future, haha.
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About the Author
Shani Petroff is a writer living in New York City. She’s the author of the “Bedeviled” series, which includes Daddy’s Little Angel, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Dress, Careful What You Wish For, and Love Struck, and is the co-author of the “Destined” series which includes Ash and Ultraviolet. She also writes for television news programs and several other venues. When she’s not locked in her apartment typing away, she spends a whole lot of time on books, boys, TV, daydreaming, and shopping online.
Shani Petroff is an author I look forward to reading more from. The weather is a lot nicer and I notice I am reading more contemporary books. Who is your go to contemporary author?