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- Print Length: 123 pages
- Publication Date: March 31, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XDPJBKX
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The overall story is sort of like a very loose Devil Wears Prada situation, wherein our main character Billie is your typical college student who is suddenly captivated by a man named Iñigo Antonio and is swept off into the glitzy life of being in his PR company. However, she suddenly loses track of her friends, family, and even herself.
I think what really made me like the novel is the friendship between Billie and Carlos. I just like their dynamic in the story because Billie is the headstrong personality while Carlos was the gentler type. I like how it depicted that not all male characters are supposed to be the cocky Adonis. I also enjoyed seeing Billie's interactions with her brothers, because it made her more real to me.
Although, as I mentioned before, there were certain parts in the story that I found a tad bit dramatic and over-the-top, which caused me to suspend my disbelief to an extent (particularly during the climax of the story).
I really enjoyed the POV of Billie because of how she was written. It was like reading from the perspective of a close friend and I couldn't help but be invested.
Carlos was a pretty neat guy and I liked how he wasn't your typical macho-type. He was shy, in-tuned with his feelings and, frankly, relatable.
Nicka was an unexpected surprise. I like how she provided comfort to Billie, especially in her time of need.
I can't talk about Iñigo without spoilers, but all I can say that he was decent in the role he was given.
All That Glitters is a solid YA novel that left me happy and contented.
Let’s start with the characters: Carlos was such a darling. He’s quiet and reserved but you know he runs deep. I liked him right away, although I honestly thought he’s not the main protag! (P.S. I don’t usually read Goodreads synopses!) Hence, I was pleasantly surprised when the story slowly unfolded, and surprise surprise, the best friend was apparently inlove with Billie-girl! ❤
Billie was a very likeable character as well. She had her faults, but I saw how real she is. I was able to totally relate to her, and at some point, I even saw myself in her when I was in college. Ahh, those happy crushes that turned to SERIOUS crushes! Ha!
Iñigo. Gah. How I hated this man! Like I said, I didn’t read the synopsis so I thought it would be Iñigo who would be the main protag! Like Billie, I was swooning over him too during the first part! I was kinda falling for him already – with that crisp shirt and always oh-so-made-up get up. ❤ But lo and behold, this guy is a stinking fish! Hated him to bits!
Little bits I loved?
The conservatory date!. Ahhh, need I say more?
Oh and the cafeteria scene. ❤
The only thing that made me subtract one star from my rating is probably the fact that Billie’s feelings for Carlos wasn’t very evident even when I’m already at the 75% point. It’s like even at the ending, I knew she liked him, but did she like him THAT much? Did she like him the way Carlos likes her? I mean, I wish it could have been developed much more deeply.
But aside from that one little downer, I really liked it over-all. I would totally recommend! 🙂
Billie and Carlos were friends who knew their boundaries until they realized what they have been missing all along. Thanks to Iñigo Montoya —- err, I mean, Iñigo Antonio for his blatant disregard of emotions, those hidden feelings finally surfaced. And possibly caused Carlos’ and Billie’s downfall.
Everytime I read a novel from Ines B. Yao, I always get pummeled in my heart because of the realities and authenticity of the characters that always hit me on the right spot. There’s that certain joy and glow whenever I get connected to her characters and I feel lonely when I have to let go of them after reading.
As always, Ines Yao’s writing is so beautiful and poetic. I loved that everything she writes is so well described and well imagined. All That Glitters has all the right feels and sparks that makes a reader swoon till the end. This book is both sweet and sad, it made my heart skip and quiver, and made my eyes shine bright like a diamond.
- I was never a fan of the 'friends to lovers' trope until I started reading #romanceclass books.. But ugh, Ilovethemsomuch! And this one is perfect for fans of this trope - you'll LOVE it! I can't swoon enough over it.
- Characters are the best! Billie and Carlos are incredibly relatable and wonderful. <3
- Great friendship and family love
- Amazing self-discovery story set in college
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1. I absolutely adore the friendship-love interest dynamic between MCs Billie and Carlos!Read more