Review: Click To Subscribe + Impromptu Cover Reveal

Review: Click To Subscribe + Impromptu Cover Reveal

Click to Subscribe by L.M. Augustine

Published by Smashwords Edition on May 8th 2013

135,789. That’s how many subscribers sixteen-year-old West Ryder has on his web vlog series. But he only has eyes for one of them.

As one of the internet’s most prestigious video bloggers, West Ryder talks about high school relationships under the name “Sam Green.” As far as he knows, no one from school, not even his best friend, Cat, has seen his videos. But the highlight of the whole thing is Harper Knight, who comments every day at exactly 2:02 in the afternoon. He doesn’t know anything about her aside from the occasional deep philosophical messaging on why pizza tastes so delicious, but as stupid as it sounds, he might be falling for her. So when they finally agree to meet in real life, West’s hope for romance seems more and more in reach. But that all changes as soon as he arrives at their meeting spot and sees Cat walking toward him, wearing the same “I heart Sam Green” T-shirt Harper promised she'd have on.

To his alarm, West realizes he is falling in love with the best friend who has always been a sister to him.

Review:

A story about a guy who vlogs? I just knew I had to read this book, the instant I found out about it! And I’m going to sound like such a girl but I just need to put it out there: Isn’t the guy on the cover cute? I love his wavy blond hair and that dimple on his cheek. (I zoomed in, duh) I could totally picture him as West Ryder while I was reading! The girl on the cover is real pretty too! Her raging red hair is exactly how I envisioned Cat’s! Yep, aesthetically beautiful (and accurate to book description) cover models = definite bonus love points. ;)

I enjoyed this book so much my insides actually physically hurt!! Not from angst, but from laughing so freaking damn much. Click To Subscribe is so witty and funny I had the urge to roll on the floor and laugh my ass off literally. (If I weren’t reading this in our school library, I probably would have done so. Yep, I was reading this in the library. I gained several curious looks because of my occasional snorts and giggles. They should be thankful I tried to control myself and didn’t full on laugh out loud.) This book oozed humor and wisecracks, making it more enticing to read!

How do I even start to describe West Ryder? He is gorgeous, wonderful, entirely attractive, charming. (Of course, these are West’s choice of words when describing himself.) Seriously though, West is kinda perfect. There are two ways I usually judge book characters: personality and depth. West’s personality is astounding. There’s no denying that he is as charming as he says he is. The depth I was looking for was revealed through West’s thoughts and emotions.

Cat Davenport, West’s best friend, is the only person he has left in his life. His mother is gone and his dad is only physically present but not really there. Finding out Cat was in love with him, devastated the hell out of West. He was not ready to risk losing Cat by becoming romantically involved with her. Reading about West’s pains and doubts made him so much more realistic. The way he was so confused about his feelings for Cat? I understood his frustration so easily. And what he said about how he was at peace when talking to his camera? I think it’s the same with me as venting out on my blog. God forbid, even twitter. So yeah, I think the honesty and truthfulness West’s voice really got to me.

The only frustration I had was when West kinda being a jerk to Cat. I was like, “Really? You don’t wanna lose her so you disregard her feelings?” Still, like I said, I understood that he was confused, so no matter how mad I wanted to get, I couldn’t be real mad.

As much as I loved West, I loved Cat even more. This girl is not only awesome as hell, (I mean she is the Highness of All Things Chocolate) she is also tough as nails and absolutely determined. I wanted to hug her and yell, “You go, girl!!!”

I’d blab on and this could be a very, very long review but I’m making you waste your time. What you gotta do is pick up Click To Subscribe already. I assure you that this amazing book will grip you heart as you read this one of a kind best friend romance. This book just screams of wit and exemplifies perfectly the epicality of being a teenager in love. I absolutely recommend it!

Cover Reveal: 

L.M. has an upcoming NA book, Two Roads, scheduled to be released next month. Don’t forget to add it to your TBR shelf! (Click here to see Goodreads page) The cover was unveiled just today!

Isn’t it lovely? I. CAN’T. WAIT.

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Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.

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16 Comments

  1. Dianna @ Stories After Twelve on July 25, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    I’m so happy you liked this book, Hazel. It’s a been some time I got this in my Kindle but I wasn’t really convinced whether to read it or not. But now I think I’ll give it a try. Nice review!
    I’m a new reader of your blog Hazel and I absolutely love it! : )

    • Hazel @ staybookish on July 26, 2013 at 12:02 am

      I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! Thank you so much! That means a lot to me! <3

  2. Kazhy on July 26, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Reading your review makes me wonder if I was sent the wrong ARC, haha! I DNF-ed this book but hey, to each his own, right? :)) Still, lovely review, Hazel!

    • Hazel @ staybookish on July 26, 2013 at 12:42 am

      WHYYYYYYY :( Guess, you’re right. Hope you give it a try again sometime though! Or maybe L.M.’s next book would be much more to your liking. Thanks for visiting, Kazhy! :)

  3. Asti (A Bookish Heart) on July 26, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Haha love that you point out the cover right away. I mean, yeah, he’s cute but not really my type. (Eek don’t kill me! haha) These aren’t the type of books I usually read, but the fact he’s a vlogger is definitely fun and the fact that your insides hurt from enjoying it so much is good! I like how you can make a book I wouldn’t normally be interested in, interesting!

    • Hazel @ staybookish on July 26, 2013 at 11:15 pm

      What is your type? ;) Thank you, Asti! :D

      • Asti (A Bookish Heart) on July 26, 2013 at 11:19 pm

        A skinny twig with no muscles, darker hair, and goofy looking. He’s too “cute” for me. I need more nerdiness! haha

        • Hazel @ staybookish on July 26, 2013 at 11:28 pm

          Somehow, I totally guessed you were gonna go for darker hair! Haha!

          • Asti (A Bookish Heart) on July 26, 2013 at 11:49 pm

            Yeah, not quite sure why. My boyfriend is a redhead and I still love him ;)



  4. Jen (Pop! Goes The Reader) on July 27, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I must admit this is the first I’ve heard of this novel, but I’m certainly intrigued to learn more after finishing your review! The premise sounds too cute for words :) I think I might just have to check this one out at some point!

  5. Lexi on July 27, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    When I first checked out this book it seemed really interesting but now I really, REALLY want to read it, like NOW. xD *sigh* I’ve added it to my never ending TBR shelf, but I can’t wait until I finally pick it up :) Great review!

  6. Alena on January 25, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Still haven’t read this book and still wanted to read. I hope to catch up with my reading soon!!! Great review btw, Hazel. :)

  7. lea on January 23, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Great review! I`ve read this one a while ago and liked it!

  8. Alexandra A on November 15, 2015 at 5:04 am

    Loved this book! :)

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