Always Forever Maybe

Always Forever Maybe

When Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart. Betts already knows the two of them are infinite. Inevitable. Destined to become an us. Betts has only ever kept one secret from her best friend, Jo, but suddenly there?s a long list of things she won?t tell her, things Jo wouldn?t understand. Because Jo doesn?t se When Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart...

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Title:Always Forever Maybe
Author:Anica Mrose Rissi
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Always Forever Maybe
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Always Forever Maybe Reviews

  • Jeremy
    Jun 15, 2017

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

  • Kit Frick
    Feb 15, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

    It's hard to LOVE a book like this because of the subject, but I thought it was really well done. I've been in a relationship with an Aiden, and if anything about this book reminds you of your current boyfriend/girlfriend-- leave. Love is not enough and love is not this. ...

    3.5 stars Overall, I have positive feelings about this book, and you can read more about why I think it's so important for people to read here. But, I also think that this could have been executed a little better. I think Rissi did a really good job of getting her point across, ...

    Given how much I've enjoyed the books Anica has edited, I was excited to read a book written by her, and as it turns out, I had every right to be excited, as Always Forever Maybe blew me away. It was raw and heartbreaking, and while it was hard at times to keep reading - to keep watchi...

    Anica Mrose Rissi tackles a tough issue (abuse in teen dating) in her first foray in to young adult literature and she does it with realistic dialogue, a great cast of characters and just the right amount of humor to balance everything out. I started reading this book on a Sunday eveni...

    Gripping and powerful, heart-wrenching and brutal, Anica Mrose Rissi's YA debut is a raw and resonant look at the swift downslide from intoxicating to toxic in a teen relationship where emotional manipulation and physical and emotional abuse are the smoke and mirrors masquerading as "l...

  • Janieh Hermann
    Nov 15, 2017

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

    It's hard to LOVE a book like this because of the subject, but I thought it was really well done. I've been in a relationship with an Aiden, and if anything about this book reminds you of your current boyfriend/girlfriend-- leave. Love is not enough and love is not this. ...

    3.5 stars Overall, I have positive feelings about this book, and you can read more about why I think it's so important for people to read here. But, I also think that this could have been executed a little better. I think Rissi did a really good job of getting her point across, ...

    Given how much I've enjoyed the books Anica has edited, I was excited to read a book written by her, and as it turns out, I had every right to be excited, as Always Forever Maybe blew me away. It was raw and heartbreaking, and while it was hard at times to keep reading - to keep watchi...

    Anica Mrose Rissi tackles a tough issue (abuse in teen dating) in her first foray in to young adult literature and she does it with realistic dialogue, a great cast of characters and just the right amount of humor to balance everything out. I started reading this book on a Sunday eveni...

  • Lauren
    May 18, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

    It's hard to LOVE a book like this because of the subject, but I thought it was really well done. I've been in a relationship with an Aiden, and if anything about this book reminds you of your current boyfriend/girlfriend-- leave. Love is not enough and love is not this. ...

    3.5 stars Overall, I have positive feelings about this book, and you can read more about why I think it's so important for people to read here. But, I also think that this could have been executed a little better. I think Rissi did a really good job of getting her point across, ...

    Given how much I've enjoyed the books Anica has edited, I was excited to read a book written by her, and as it turns out, I had every right to be excited, as Always Forever Maybe blew me away. It was raw and heartbreaking, and while it was hard at times to keep reading - to keep watchi...

  • Erin Downing
    Jun 18, 2017

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

    It's hard to LOVE a book like this because of the subject, but I thought it was really well done. I've been in a relationship with an Aiden, and if anything about this book reminds you of your current boyfriend/girlfriend-- leave. Love is not enough and love is not this. ...

    3.5 stars Overall, I have positive feelings about this book, and you can read more about why I think it's so important for people to read here. But, I also think that this could have been executed a little better. I think Rissi did a really good job of getting her point across, ...

    Given how much I've enjoyed the books Anica has edited, I was excited to read a book written by her, and as it turns out, I had every right to be excited, as Always Forever Maybe blew me away. It was raw and heartbreaking, and while it was hard at times to keep reading - to keep watchi...

    Anica Mrose Rissi tackles a tough issue (abuse in teen dating) in her first foray in to young adult literature and she does it with realistic dialogue, a great cast of characters and just the right amount of humor to balance everything out. I started reading this book on a Sunday eveni...

    Gripping and powerful, heart-wrenching and brutal, Anica Mrose Rissi's YA debut is a raw and resonant look at the swift downslide from intoxicating to toxic in a teen relationship where emotional manipulation and physical and emotional abuse are the smoke and mirrors masquerading as "l...

    I tore through this one in just two days. This dialogue-driven, completely whirlwind tale of a romance gone terribly wrong is as gripping as it is important. I love the vivid relationships between the characters--the wondrously warm friendship and the terribly alarming romance are both...

    I love this book. Most of all, the dialogue! Dialogue is tough to write well, but this book nails it. I got totally wrapped up in the cast of true, sweet, supportive, sassy friends. But oh, the romance (and what comes with it). Gripping and well done - this book will be so importan...

  • heather
    Jun 06, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

    It's hard to LOVE a book like this because of the subject, but I thought it was really well done. I've been in a relationship with an Aiden, and if anything about this book reminds you of your current boyfriend/girlfriend-- leave. Love is not enough and love is not this. ...

    3.5 stars Overall, I have positive feelings about this book, and you can read more about why I think it's so important for people to read here. But, I also think that this could have been executed a little better. I think Rissi did a really good job of getting her point across, ...

    Given how much I've enjoyed the books Anica has edited, I was excited to read a book written by her, and as it turns out, I had every right to be excited, as Always Forever Maybe blew me away. It was raw and heartbreaking, and while it was hard at times to keep reading - to keep watchi...

    Anica Mrose Rissi tackles a tough issue (abuse in teen dating) in her first foray in to young adult literature and she does it with realistic dialogue, a great cast of characters and just the right amount of humor to balance everything out. I started reading this book on a Sunday eveni...

    Gripping and powerful, heart-wrenching and brutal, Anica Mrose Rissi's YA debut is a raw and resonant look at the swift downslide from intoxicating to toxic in a teen relationship where emotional manipulation and physical and emotional abuse are the smoke and mirrors masquerading as "l...

    I tore through this one in just two days. This dialogue-driven, completely whirlwind tale of a romance gone terribly wrong is as gripping as it is important. I love the vivid relationships between the characters--the wondrously warm friendship and the terribly alarming romance are both...

    I love this book. Most of all, the dialogue! Dialogue is tough to write well, but this book nails it. I got totally wrapped up in the cast of true, sweet, supportive, sassy friends. But oh, the romance (and what comes with it). Gripping and well done - this book will be so importan...

    I received an eGalley via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Trigger warning: This book contains emotional and physical abuse. Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi was, to be completely honest, really hard to read. It was addicting, but hard to read because of the pe...

    "I couldn't think about fear, pain, hurt, guilt, sadness, anger or love, couldn't allow myself to feel any of it. Because if I felt any of that, I risked also feeling the horrible, unwelcome, and unspeakable thing that had snaked beneath it the moment he'd turned away: relief." ...

    RATING: 3.5/5 stars Thank you Tori, Harper Collins, and Epic reads for this arc copy of 'Always Forever Maybe'. Where to begin. The main issue that the book covers is abusive teenage relationships. I think that Anica Mrose Rissi wrote this quite well, especially how there were s...

    Heads up: If you can?t handle, or don?t want to read stories with physical, emotional and verbal abuse, don?t pick up this book, because it explores all those things. Also, this book is mature, not just because of the abuse, but also because of the sexual content. My thoughts ...

    I am a sucker for any type of book that deals with physical/emotional abuse. Having had a bad relationship in my younger years, I feel that I can relate to the characters in a way that someone whom had never experienced this type of thing would not be able to. I really liked Betts a...

  • Dayla
    May 24, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

    It's hard to LOVE a book like this because of the subject, but I thought it was really well done. I've been in a relationship with an Aiden, and if anything about this book reminds you of your current boyfriend/girlfriend-- leave. Love is not enough and love is not this. ...

    3.5 stars Overall, I have positive feelings about this book, and you can read more about why I think it's so important for people to read here. But, I also think that this could have been executed a little better. I think Rissi did a really good job of getting her point across, ...

    Given how much I've enjoyed the books Anica has edited, I was excited to read a book written by her, and as it turns out, I had every right to be excited, as Always Forever Maybe blew me away. It was raw and heartbreaking, and while it was hard at times to keep reading - to keep watchi...

    Anica Mrose Rissi tackles a tough issue (abuse in teen dating) in her first foray in to young adult literature and she does it with realistic dialogue, a great cast of characters and just the right amount of humor to balance everything out. I started reading this book on a Sunday eveni...

    Gripping and powerful, heart-wrenching and brutal, Anica Mrose Rissi's YA debut is a raw and resonant look at the swift downslide from intoxicating to toxic in a teen relationship where emotional manipulation and physical and emotional abuse are the smoke and mirrors masquerading as "l...

    I tore through this one in just two days. This dialogue-driven, completely whirlwind tale of a romance gone terribly wrong is as gripping as it is important. I love the vivid relationships between the characters--the wondrously warm friendship and the terribly alarming romance are both...

    I love this book. Most of all, the dialogue! Dialogue is tough to write well, but this book nails it. I got totally wrapped up in the cast of true, sweet, supportive, sassy friends. But oh, the romance (and what comes with it). Gripping and well done - this book will be so importan...

    I received an eGalley via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Trigger warning: This book contains emotional and physical abuse. Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi was, to be completely honest, really hard to read. It was addicting, but hard to read because of the pe...

  • Ally Doerman
    Aug 06, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

    It's hard to LOVE a book like this because of the subject, but I thought it was really well done. I've been in a relationship with an Aiden, and if anything about this book reminds you of your current boyfriend/girlfriend-- leave. Love is not enough and love is not this. ...

    3.5 stars Overall, I have positive feelings about this book, and you can read more about why I think it's so important for people to read here. But, I also think that this could have been executed a little better. I think Rissi did a really good job of getting her point across, ...

    Given how much I've enjoyed the books Anica has edited, I was excited to read a book written by her, and as it turns out, I had every right to be excited, as Always Forever Maybe blew me away. It was raw and heartbreaking, and while it was hard at times to keep reading - to keep watchi...

    Anica Mrose Rissi tackles a tough issue (abuse in teen dating) in her first foray in to young adult literature and she does it with realistic dialogue, a great cast of characters and just the right amount of humor to balance everything out. I started reading this book on a Sunday eveni...

    Gripping and powerful, heart-wrenching and brutal, Anica Mrose Rissi's YA debut is a raw and resonant look at the swift downslide from intoxicating to toxic in a teen relationship where emotional manipulation and physical and emotional abuse are the smoke and mirrors masquerading as "l...

    I tore through this one in just two days. This dialogue-driven, completely whirlwind tale of a romance gone terribly wrong is as gripping as it is important. I love the vivid relationships between the characters--the wondrously warm friendship and the terribly alarming romance are both...

    I love this book. Most of all, the dialogue! Dialogue is tough to write well, but this book nails it. I got totally wrapped up in the cast of true, sweet, supportive, sassy friends. But oh, the romance (and what comes with it). Gripping and well done - this book will be so importan...

    I received an eGalley via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Trigger warning: This book contains emotional and physical abuse. Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi was, to be completely honest, really hard to read. It was addicting, but hard to read because of the pe...

    "I couldn't think about fear, pain, hurt, guilt, sadness, anger or love, couldn't allow myself to feel any of it. Because if I felt any of that, I risked also feeling the horrible, unwelcome, and unspeakable thing that had snaked beneath it the moment he'd turned away: relief." ...

    RATING: 3.5/5 stars Thank you Tori, Harper Collins, and Epic reads for this arc copy of 'Always Forever Maybe'. Where to begin. The main issue that the book covers is abusive teenage relationships. I think that Anica Mrose Rissi wrote this quite well, especially how there were s...

    Heads up: If you can?t handle, or don?t want to read stories with physical, emotional and verbal abuse, don?t pick up this book, because it explores all those things. Also, this book is mature, not just because of the abuse, but also because of the sexual content. My thoughts ...

    I am a sucker for any type of book that deals with physical/emotional abuse. Having had a bad relationship in my younger years, I feel that I can relate to the characters in a way that someone whom had never experienced this type of thing would not be able to. I really liked Betts a...

    ~ 3.5 Stars ~ Trigger Warning:: Abusive relationship ~ starts off like a cheesy stereotypical romance featuring the bad boy in a leather jacket riding a motorcycle and the good girl who?s never spontaneous Honestly would still read it if it was just this but hey it came with a t...

    Seriously terrible. I'm not sure where I read about this book and/or why I put it on hold for myself, but the characters lacked depth and the main character was not at all smart or level-headed. I mean, I know she's a teenager, and I know that when you're in an abusive relationship tha...

  • Rachel
    Jun 22, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

  • Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Books)
    May 27, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

    It's hard to LOVE a book like this because of the subject, but I thought it was really well done. I've been in a relationship with an Aiden, and if anything about this book reminds you of your current boyfriend/girlfriend-- leave. Love is not enough and love is not this. ...

  • Lauren the Book Slayer
    Jun 03, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

    It's hard to LOVE a book like this because of the subject, but I thought it was really well done. I've been in a relationship with an Aiden, and if anything about this book reminds you of your current boyfriend/girlfriend-- leave. Love is not enough and love is not this. ...

    3.5 stars Overall, I have positive feelings about this book, and you can read more about why I think it's so important for people to read here. But, I also think that this could have been executed a little better. I think Rissi did a really good job of getting her point across, ...

    Given how much I've enjoyed the books Anica has edited, I was excited to read a book written by her, and as it turns out, I had every right to be excited, as Always Forever Maybe blew me away. It was raw and heartbreaking, and while it was hard at times to keep reading - to keep watchi...

    Anica Mrose Rissi tackles a tough issue (abuse in teen dating) in her first foray in to young adult literature and she does it with realistic dialogue, a great cast of characters and just the right amount of humor to balance everything out. I started reading this book on a Sunday eveni...

    Gripping and powerful, heart-wrenching and brutal, Anica Mrose Rissi's YA debut is a raw and resonant look at the swift downslide from intoxicating to toxic in a teen relationship where emotional manipulation and physical and emotional abuse are the smoke and mirrors masquerading as "l...

    I tore through this one in just two days. This dialogue-driven, completely whirlwind tale of a romance gone terribly wrong is as gripping as it is important. I love the vivid relationships between the characters--the wondrously warm friendship and the terribly alarming romance are both...

    I love this book. Most of all, the dialogue! Dialogue is tough to write well, but this book nails it. I got totally wrapped up in the cast of true, sweet, supportive, sassy friends. But oh, the romance (and what comes with it). Gripping and well done - this book will be so importan...

    I received an eGalley via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Trigger warning: This book contains emotional and physical abuse. Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi was, to be completely honest, really hard to read. It was addicting, but hard to read because of the pe...

    "I couldn't think about fear, pain, hurt, guilt, sadness, anger or love, couldn't allow myself to feel any of it. Because if I felt any of that, I risked also feeling the horrible, unwelcome, and unspeakable thing that had snaked beneath it the moment he'd turned away: relief." ...

    RATING: 3.5/5 stars Thank you Tori, Harper Collins, and Epic reads for this arc copy of 'Always Forever Maybe'. Where to begin. The main issue that the book covers is abusive teenage relationships. I think that Anica Mrose Rissi wrote this quite well, especially how there were s...

    Heads up: If you can?t handle, or don?t want to read stories with physical, emotional and verbal abuse, don?t pick up this book, because it explores all those things. Also, this book is mature, not just because of the abuse, but also because of the sexual content. My thoughts ...

  • Colleen's Conclusions
    May 20, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

  • Emily
    Mar 21, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

    It's hard to LOVE a book like this because of the subject, but I thought it was really well done. I've been in a relationship with an Aiden, and if anything about this book reminds you of your current boyfriend/girlfriend-- leave. Love is not enough and love is not this. ...

    3.5 stars Overall, I have positive feelings about this book, and you can read more about why I think it's so important for people to read here. But, I also think that this could have been executed a little better. I think Rissi did a really good job of getting her point across, ...

    Given how much I've enjoyed the books Anica has edited, I was excited to read a book written by her, and as it turns out, I had every right to be excited, as Always Forever Maybe blew me away. It was raw and heartbreaking, and while it was hard at times to keep reading - to keep watchi...

    Anica Mrose Rissi tackles a tough issue (abuse in teen dating) in her first foray in to young adult literature and she does it with realistic dialogue, a great cast of characters and just the right amount of humor to balance everything out. I started reading this book on a Sunday eveni...

    Gripping and powerful, heart-wrenching and brutal, Anica Mrose Rissi's YA debut is a raw and resonant look at the swift downslide from intoxicating to toxic in a teen relationship where emotional manipulation and physical and emotional abuse are the smoke and mirrors masquerading as "l...

    I tore through this one in just two days. This dialogue-driven, completely whirlwind tale of a romance gone terribly wrong is as gripping as it is important. I love the vivid relationships between the characters--the wondrously warm friendship and the terribly alarming romance are both...

    I love this book. Most of all, the dialogue! Dialogue is tough to write well, but this book nails it. I got totally wrapped up in the cast of true, sweet, supportive, sassy friends. But oh, the romance (and what comes with it). Gripping and well done - this book will be so importan...

    I received an eGalley via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Trigger warning: This book contains emotional and physical abuse. Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi was, to be completely honest, really hard to read. It was addicting, but hard to read because of the pe...

    "I couldn't think about fear, pain, hurt, guilt, sadness, anger or love, couldn't allow myself to feel any of it. Because if I felt any of that, I risked also feeling the horrible, unwelcome, and unspeakable thing that had snaked beneath it the moment he'd turned away: relief." ...

    RATING: 3.5/5 stars Thank you Tori, Harper Collins, and Epic reads for this arc copy of 'Always Forever Maybe'. Where to begin. The main issue that the book covers is abusive teenage relationships. I think that Anica Mrose Rissi wrote this quite well, especially how there were s...

  • Bee {Quite the Novel Idea}
    Dec 14, 2017

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

  • Verity (The Cosy Reading Nest)
    Apr 17, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

  • mo
    Jul 03, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

  • Alana • thebookishchick
    Mar 31, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

  • Maxine Kaplan
    May 16, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

  • Sophia Alexis  Books
    May 29, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

    It's hard to LOVE a book like this because of the subject, but I thought it was really well done. I've been in a relationship with an Aiden, and if anything about this book reminds you of your current boyfriend/girlfriend-- leave. Love is not enough and love is not this. ...

    3.5 stars Overall, I have positive feelings about this book, and you can read more about why I think it's so important for people to read here. But, I also think that this could have been executed a little better. I think Rissi did a really good job of getting her point across, ...

    Given how much I've enjoyed the books Anica has edited, I was excited to read a book written by her, and as it turns out, I had every right to be excited, as Always Forever Maybe blew me away. It was raw and heartbreaking, and while it was hard at times to keep reading - to keep watchi...

    Anica Mrose Rissi tackles a tough issue (abuse in teen dating) in her first foray in to young adult literature and she does it with realistic dialogue, a great cast of characters and just the right amount of humor to balance everything out. I started reading this book on a Sunday eveni...

    Gripping and powerful, heart-wrenching and brutal, Anica Mrose Rissi's YA debut is a raw and resonant look at the swift downslide from intoxicating to toxic in a teen relationship where emotional manipulation and physical and emotional abuse are the smoke and mirrors masquerading as "l...

    I tore through this one in just two days. This dialogue-driven, completely whirlwind tale of a romance gone terribly wrong is as gripping as it is important. I love the vivid relationships between the characters--the wondrously warm friendship and the terribly alarming romance are both...

    I love this book. Most of all, the dialogue! Dialogue is tough to write well, but this book nails it. I got totally wrapped up in the cast of true, sweet, supportive, sassy friends. But oh, the romance (and what comes with it). Gripping and well done - this book will be so importan...

    I received an eGalley via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Trigger warning: This book contains emotional and physical abuse. Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi was, to be completely honest, really hard to read. It was addicting, but hard to read because of the pe...

    "I couldn't think about fear, pain, hurt, guilt, sadness, anger or love, couldn't allow myself to feel any of it. Because if I felt any of that, I risked also feeling the horrible, unwelcome, and unspeakable thing that had snaked beneath it the moment he'd turned away: relief." ...

    RATING: 3.5/5 stars Thank you Tori, Harper Collins, and Epic reads for this arc copy of 'Always Forever Maybe'. Where to begin. The main issue that the book covers is abusive teenage relationships. I think that Anica Mrose Rissi wrote this quite well, especially how there were s...

    Heads up: If you can?t handle, or don?t want to read stories with physical, emotional and verbal abuse, don?t pick up this book, because it explores all those things. Also, this book is mature, not just because of the abuse, but also because of the sexual content. My thoughts ...

    I am a sucker for any type of book that deals with physical/emotional abuse. Having had a bad relationship in my younger years, I feel that I can relate to the characters in a way that someone whom had never experienced this type of thing would not be able to. I really liked Betts a...

    ~ 3.5 Stars ~ Trigger Warning:: Abusive relationship ~ starts off like a cheesy stereotypical romance featuring the bad boy in a leather jacket riding a motorcycle and the good girl who?s never spontaneous Honestly would still read it if it was just this but hey it came with a t...

  • Kristen
    Jul 18, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

    It's hard to LOVE a book like this because of the subject, but I thought it was really well done. I've been in a relationship with an Aiden, and if anything about this book reminds you of your current boyfriend/girlfriend-- leave. Love is not enough and love is not this. ...

    3.5 stars Overall, I have positive feelings about this book, and you can read more about why I think it's so important for people to read here. But, I also think that this could have been executed a little better. I think Rissi did a really good job of getting her point across, ...

    Given how much I've enjoyed the books Anica has edited, I was excited to read a book written by her, and as it turns out, I had every right to be excited, as Always Forever Maybe blew me away. It was raw and heartbreaking, and while it was hard at times to keep reading - to keep watchi...

    Anica Mrose Rissi tackles a tough issue (abuse in teen dating) in her first foray in to young adult literature and she does it with realistic dialogue, a great cast of characters and just the right amount of humor to balance everything out. I started reading this book on a Sunday eveni...

    Gripping and powerful, heart-wrenching and brutal, Anica Mrose Rissi's YA debut is a raw and resonant look at the swift downslide from intoxicating to toxic in a teen relationship where emotional manipulation and physical and emotional abuse are the smoke and mirrors masquerading as "l...

    I tore through this one in just two days. This dialogue-driven, completely whirlwind tale of a romance gone terribly wrong is as gripping as it is important. I love the vivid relationships between the characters--the wondrously warm friendship and the terribly alarming romance are both...

    I love this book. Most of all, the dialogue! Dialogue is tough to write well, but this book nails it. I got totally wrapped up in the cast of true, sweet, supportive, sassy friends. But oh, the romance (and what comes with it). Gripping and well done - this book will be so importan...

    I received an eGalley via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Trigger warning: This book contains emotional and physical abuse. Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi was, to be completely honest, really hard to read. It was addicting, but hard to read because of the pe...

    "I couldn't think about fear, pain, hurt, guilt, sadness, anger or love, couldn't allow myself to feel any of it. Because if I felt any of that, I risked also feeling the horrible, unwelcome, and unspeakable thing that had snaked beneath it the moment he'd turned away: relief." ...

    RATING: 3.5/5 stars Thank you Tori, Harper Collins, and Epic reads for this arc copy of 'Always Forever Maybe'. Where to begin. The main issue that the book covers is abusive teenage relationships. I think that Anica Mrose Rissi wrote this quite well, especially how there were s...

    Heads up: If you can?t handle, or don?t want to read stories with physical, emotional and verbal abuse, don?t pick up this book, because it explores all those things. Also, this book is mature, not just because of the abuse, but also because of the sexual content. My thoughts ...

    I am a sucker for any type of book that deals with physical/emotional abuse. Having had a bad relationship in my younger years, I feel that I can relate to the characters in a way that someone whom had never experienced this type of thing would not be able to. I really liked Betts a...

    ~ 3.5 Stars ~ Trigger Warning:: Abusive relationship ~ starts off like a cheesy stereotypical romance featuring the bad boy in a leather jacket riding a motorcycle and the good girl who?s never spontaneous Honestly would still read it if it was just this but hey it came with a t...

    Seriously terrible. I'm not sure where I read about this book and/or why I put it on hold for myself, but the characters lacked depth and the main character was not at all smart or level-headed. I mean, I know she's a teenager, and I know that when you're in an abusive relationship tha...

    3.5 stars This was by no means perfect but it was definitely worth the read. I really liked the friendship between Jo and Betts. The rest was a bit predictable and Aiden was a tad one dimensional but when you look at the book on the whole, there are definitely more positives than ne...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    May 22, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

  • Chelsea
    Dec 19, 2017

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

  • Anica
    Nov 17, 2017

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

  • Elizabeth Tammi
    Feb 14, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

    It's hard to LOVE a book like this because of the subject, but I thought it was really well done. I've been in a relationship with an Aiden, and if anything about this book reminds you of your current boyfriend/girlfriend-- leave. Love is not enough and love is not this. ...

    3.5 stars Overall, I have positive feelings about this book, and you can read more about why I think it's so important for people to read here. But, I also think that this could have been executed a little better. I think Rissi did a really good job of getting her point across, ...

    Given how much I've enjoyed the books Anica has edited, I was excited to read a book written by her, and as it turns out, I had every right to be excited, as Always Forever Maybe blew me away. It was raw and heartbreaking, and while it was hard at times to keep reading - to keep watchi...

    Anica Mrose Rissi tackles a tough issue (abuse in teen dating) in her first foray in to young adult literature and she does it with realistic dialogue, a great cast of characters and just the right amount of humor to balance everything out. I started reading this book on a Sunday eveni...

    Gripping and powerful, heart-wrenching and brutal, Anica Mrose Rissi's YA debut is a raw and resonant look at the swift downslide from intoxicating to toxic in a teen relationship where emotional manipulation and physical and emotional abuse are the smoke and mirrors masquerading as "l...

    I tore through this one in just two days. This dialogue-driven, completely whirlwind tale of a romance gone terribly wrong is as gripping as it is important. I love the vivid relationships between the characters--the wondrously warm friendship and the terribly alarming romance are both...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Feb 04, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

  • Gillian French
    Jun 21, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

  • Taryn
    Jun 12, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

    It's hard to LOVE a book like this because of the subject, but I thought it was really well done. I've been in a relationship with an Aiden, and if anything about this book reminds you of your current boyfriend/girlfriend-- leave. Love is not enough and love is not this. ...

    3.5 stars Overall, I have positive feelings about this book, and you can read more about why I think it's so important for people to read here. But, I also think that this could have been executed a little better. I think Rissi did a really good job of getting her point across, ...

    Given how much I've enjoyed the books Anica has edited, I was excited to read a book written by her, and as it turns out, I had every right to be excited, as Always Forever Maybe blew me away. It was raw and heartbreaking, and while it was hard at times to keep reading - to keep watchi...

    Anica Mrose Rissi tackles a tough issue (abuse in teen dating) in her first foray in to young adult literature and she does it with realistic dialogue, a great cast of characters and just the right amount of humor to balance everything out. I started reading this book on a Sunday eveni...

    Gripping and powerful, heart-wrenching and brutal, Anica Mrose Rissi's YA debut is a raw and resonant look at the swift downslide from intoxicating to toxic in a teen relationship where emotional manipulation and physical and emotional abuse are the smoke and mirrors masquerading as "l...

    I tore through this one in just two days. This dialogue-driven, completely whirlwind tale of a romance gone terribly wrong is as gripping as it is important. I love the vivid relationships between the characters--the wondrously warm friendship and the terribly alarming romance are both...

    I love this book. Most of all, the dialogue! Dialogue is tough to write well, but this book nails it. I got totally wrapped up in the cast of true, sweet, supportive, sassy friends. But oh, the romance (and what comes with it). Gripping and well done - this book will be so importan...

    I received an eGalley via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Trigger warning: This book contains emotional and physical abuse. Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi was, to be completely honest, really hard to read. It was addicting, but hard to read because of the pe...

    "I couldn't think about fear, pain, hurt, guilt, sadness, anger or love, couldn't allow myself to feel any of it. Because if I felt any of that, I risked also feeling the horrible, unwelcome, and unspeakable thing that had snaked beneath it the moment he'd turned away: relief." ...

    RATING: 3.5/5 stars Thank you Tori, Harper Collins, and Epic reads for this arc copy of 'Always Forever Maybe'. Where to begin. The main issue that the book covers is abusive teenage relationships. I think that Anica Mrose Rissi wrote this quite well, especially how there were s...

    Heads up: If you can?t handle, or don?t want to read stories with physical, emotional and verbal abuse, don?t pick up this book, because it explores all those things. Also, this book is mature, not just because of the abuse, but also because of the sexual content. My thoughts ...

    I am a sucker for any type of book that deals with physical/emotional abuse. Having had a bad relationship in my younger years, I feel that I can relate to the characters in a way that someone whom had never experienced this type of thing would not be able to. I really liked Betts a...

    ~ 3.5 Stars ~ Trigger Warning:: Abusive relationship ~ starts off like a cheesy stereotypical romance featuring the bad boy in a leather jacket riding a motorcycle and the good girl who?s never spontaneous Honestly would still read it if it was just this but hey it came with a t...

    Seriously terrible. I'm not sure where I read about this book and/or why I put it on hold for myself, but the characters lacked depth and the main character was not at all smart or level-headed. I mean, I know she's a teenager, and I know that when you're in an abusive relationship tha...

    3.5 stars This was by no means perfect but it was definitely worth the read. I really liked the friendship between Jo and Betts. The rest was a bit predictable and Aiden was a tad one dimensional but when you look at the book on the whole, there are definitely more positives than ne...

    A pretty generic book for this genre. Just once I'd like a book where she doesn't end up having some other guy who liked her all along! It's not that easy, and I wish books would include so much more of the process AFTER you leave an abusive relationship - but maybe the book wouldn't s...

  • Vicky Who Reads
    Nov 28, 2017

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

    It's hard to LOVE a book like this because of the subject, but I thought it was really well done. I've been in a relationship with an Aiden, and if anything about this book reminds you of your current boyfriend/girlfriend-- leave. Love is not enough and love is not this. ...

    3.5 stars Overall, I have positive feelings about this book, and you can read more about why I think it's so important for people to read here. But, I also think that this could have been executed a little better. I think Rissi did a really good job of getting her point across, ...

  • Clemlucian (🏳️‍🌈the brooding reader)
    Jun 14, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the ...

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exhange for an honest review. I would find it very hard to say I enjoyed reading this book given the subject matter, however, I can say that it is a very powerful, engaging and important book. Always Forever Maybe tracks the ...

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up t...

    I haven?t seen a lot of buzz about this book since its release, but it deserves some praise! I was thoroughly impressed with the author?s ability to write so realistically about toxic relationships. It?s an important topic that isn?t covered very often in YA but happens all to...

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title...

    This slim book packs a huge emotional wallop, capturing the complete evolution of an abusive relationship with aching clarity and sharp, sensitive prose. The characters of Betts and Aiden are deeply recognizable and human, and fully realized, richly nuanced supporting characters make f...

    i have very mixed feelings on this. i did love the central friendship, though. review to come. ...

    It's hard to LOVE a book like this because of the subject, but I thought it was really well done. I've been in a relationship with an Aiden, and if anything about this book reminds you of your current boyfriend/girlfriend-- leave. Love is not enough and love is not this. ...

    3.5 stars Overall, I have positive feelings about this book, and you can read more about why I think it's so important for people to read here. But, I also think that this could have been executed a little better. I think Rissi did a really good job of getting her point across, ...

    Given how much I've enjoyed the books Anica has edited, I was excited to read a book written by her, and as it turns out, I had every right to be excited, as Always Forever Maybe blew me away. It was raw and heartbreaking, and while it was hard at times to keep reading - to keep watchi...

    Anica Mrose Rissi tackles a tough issue (abuse in teen dating) in her first foray in to young adult literature and she does it with realistic dialogue, a great cast of characters and just the right amount of humor to balance everything out. I started reading this book on a Sunday eveni...

    Gripping and powerful, heart-wrenching and brutal, Anica Mrose Rissi's YA debut is a raw and resonant look at the swift downslide from intoxicating to toxic in a teen relationship where emotional manipulation and physical and emotional abuse are the smoke and mirrors masquerading as "l...

    I tore through this one in just two days. This dialogue-driven, completely whirlwind tale of a romance gone terribly wrong is as gripping as it is important. I love the vivid relationships between the characters--the wondrously warm friendship and the terribly alarming romance are both...

    I love this book. Most of all, the dialogue! Dialogue is tough to write well, but this book nails it. I got totally wrapped up in the cast of true, sweet, supportive, sassy friends. But oh, the romance (and what comes with it). Gripping and well done - this book will be so importan...

    I received an eGalley via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Trigger warning: This book contains emotional and physical abuse. Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi was, to be completely honest, really hard to read. It was addicting, but hard to read because of the pe...

    "I couldn't think about fear, pain, hurt, guilt, sadness, anger or love, couldn't allow myself to feel any of it. Because if I felt any of that, I risked also feeling the horrible, unwelcome, and unspeakable thing that had snaked beneath it the moment he'd turned away: relief." ...

  • PinkAmy loves  💕 books📖, cats😻 and naps🛏
    Jun 10, 2018

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review! tw: emotional & physical abuse Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotion...

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn?t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think th...

    Unfortunately, this is probably one of my least favorite books I?ve read in awhile. I guess that?s what happens when you request random books on Netgalley and Edelweiss without knowing what they are. This book follows a teenage girl as she enters her first romantic relationship,...

    Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six ye...

    Always Forever Maybe is an important and honest look at abusive relationships. Betts meets Aidan at a candy shop and thinks their blossoming romance couldn?t be any sweeter. But their meet cute quickly turns to secrets and lies that Betts is quick to defend. I like that Always Ma...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review...

    Betts never minds following her best friend Jo?s lead. She knows she can never date her crush Eric, Jo?s twin, but he has a girlfriend anyway. Then Betts meets Aiden. Good looking. Charming. The boy of her dreams. She barely notices when Aiden starts taking pieces of her, convincin...