I hope y'all are having a good Monday! I'm so excited to be back the share a review of See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon. I'm a huge fan of Rachel's book and I'm always excited and anticipating her next release so I was thrilled to get a chance to read an ARC of her latest YA novel. See You Yesterday comes out tomorrow, May 17, and I would highly recommend checking it out! Thank You to Simon & Schuster and Netgalley for the chance to read this arc.
This book was so much fun to read. Imagine the movie Groundhog Day but make it a YA Contemporary Romance, that’s what this See You Yesterday is. Also starting off the first day of school, and the first day of the time loop, with Barrett (mc) accidentally setting a frat on fire…. I couldn’t think of anything better. It was so unexpected yet absolutely hilarious at the same time.
I loved reading all the different ways that Barrett and Miles tried to solve the time loop. A few days definitely brought back some emotional scars and I liked getting to see the two face their pasts and fear they have of the future. Slowing seeing them open up both just in general and to each other was quite special and I loved getting to figure out more about them as characters. Seeing the two open up to each other was also really special, despite being stuck in a time loop together they're definitely hesitant to get to know each other at first. That did make for an interesting dynamic for the first week or two of being suck on September 21st. I wouldn't say it was completely an enemies to lovers vibe, but there was some obvious tension between the two at first.
Getting to see Barrett and Miles grow as characters also led to seeing the change in their relationship which was special. You could tell there was a definite fear since they truly had no idea what September 22 would bring, once they ever figured out how to get there that is. I loved watching them go on adventures day after same day and grow from classmates, to friends, to something more. I thought the pacing of their romance was really great and always had me interested in what would happen the next September 21 day. I won't say anything specific about the scene, but the day the spent by the beach was one of my most favourite scenes. The conversation they had, finally admitting things they had obviously been scared to say, and the moments after their conversation.... everything about it was so incredibly heartfelt and sweet. Honestly 10/10 for that scene alone.
Now that ending, nearly gave me a heart attack. I love Rachel’s books and I know the romances always end happily, but she definitely had me scared there for a second. I haven’t felt that much suspense when reading an ending in quite a while. I won’t mention any spoilers, but I did end up loving the ending so if you plan of reading the book don’t worry! I guess the best way to put it is to just trust the process.
Overall, 4.5/5 ⭐️