Book I Covet: First There Was Forever by Juliana Romano

I love Huntley Fitzpatrick's books and First There Was Forever is perfect for HF fans. Okay, I'll bite. But, seriously, it sounds like my kind of contemporary YA read.

Perfect for fans of Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty and Huntley Fitzpatrick’s My Life Next Door, Juliana Romano's expressive debut is an absorbing and bittersweet story about first love, first loss, and the friends that carry us through it all.

Lima and Hailey have always been best friends: Lima shy and sensitive, Hailey funny and free-spirited. But Hailey abandons Lima to party with the popular kids and pursue Nate, her disinterested crush. As their friendship falters, Lima and Nate begin spending more time together. And before Lima knows what she’s feeling, she and Nate do something irreversible. Something that would hurt Hailey....if she knew it happened.

Lima thinks she’s saving her friendship by lying, but she’s only buying time. As the secrets stack up, Lima is forced to make a choice: between her best friend forever, and the boy who wasn’t meant to be hers.

First There Was Forever will be released on April 14, 2015. Click on the cover to go to the book's Goodreads page.

What book(s) do you "covet" this week?
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"Books I Covet" is a weekly or bi-weekly blog post series we do here on Wednesdays. It will feature books we are very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is basically the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, but we just like the title "books we covet" better. We will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. 


  1. I can't wait for this book either, every time I re-read the blurb I want to start it immediately but we still have to wait so much :(. Great choice! :)

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  2. This sounds good, but April is so far away!

  3. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsJuly 16, 2014 at 6:36:00 AM PDT

    I haven't read any of Huntley Fitzpatrick's, so don't know if this one would be for me, but I'm always up for any contemporaries anyway. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  4. Sounds like a sweet read, good romance and friendship story! Awesome pick, thanks for sharing!
    Here's my WOW (:

  5. Love this kind of story...thanks for sharing! Here's mine:


  6. Ohh i just finished The Summer I Turned Pretty and i am looking for a cute fix. This one looks good :)

    Here’s My WoW

    Nemo @ Blame it on the Book

  7. This is very new to me. First There Was Forever sounds like a fun & sweet contemporary YA read-a great escape! Hope you enjoy it and thanks for sharing :)

  8. I haven't heard of this one but that cover seems really good. I also like the sound of the story. Great pick :)

  9. I just recently heard about this one! It sounds soooo good.


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