Running With Lions

Running With Lions

Bloomington High School Lions' star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing and he's got a coach who doesn't ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood best friend Emir Shah shows up to summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team's success may end up in the hands of the one guy who hates h Bloomington High School Lions' star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are ...

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Title:Running With Lions
Author:Julian Winters
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Genres:Lgbt
ISBN:Running With Lions
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:307 pages pages

Running With Lions Reviews

  • Francesca
    Sep 23, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

    "Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?" 4.5 Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this th...

    Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets? This book got me so soft. I think everybody has been thinking it so, yes, this book gave me Foxhole Court vibes. Some very strong TFC vibes. I loved it. I'm a sucker for lgbtqiap+ and sport stories. ...

    the most unfortunate part about this book is that I feel like I would've liked it so much more if it was written by someone else D; also, there is good extra-parm-on-my-pasta cheese and uncomfortable I'm-choking-on-my-panini-melt cheese, and the cheesiness in this book felt like the...

    This was such a pleasant surprise! Even though the writing was a bit choppy and there isn't really that much plot to it, I really enjoyed it and found myself being a bit teary eyed in the end. Sebastian is literally the definition of a chaotic bi? and I loved him for that. It was ...

    DNF @25%. I'm disappointed, but I can?t connect with this one at all. The characters are one-dimensional, and the dialogue and reactions are weird and off-putting. It seems like every spoken line is followed by a sentence or two of unnecessary explanation. These appear to be proble...

    This book put a massive smile on my face and that?s all it took for me to love it. This was so freaking cute and romantic and so relatable. I loved how all the characters in here felt like one big family. This book radiated happiness to me and I enjoyed it so much. It?s the perfect...

    i suddenly like soccer. there are a few things that irked me but i love these kids so much and i'm so soft that i'm just gonna give them five stars. i'm really soft y'all, my heart is full. ALSO this is a debut novel which???? amazing. i can't wait for julian's next book hsgadhadv...

    Book Bound Society July 2018 BOTM Julian Winters needs to meet me in the parking lot because that man just spent the last three hours playing with my emotions. Running With Lions is a phenomenal novel, and it is downright unbelievable to believe that it is a debut. Running W...

    . : ?? ? 4 ? i was deceived!!!! i was led to believe this was an enemies to lovers trope when it was actually a best friends to enemies to reluctant acquaintances to awkward buddies to bashful pining to intense but shy attraction TO LOVERS!!!!!!!! which is one hundred times...

    This looks right up my homosexual alley. Hopefully NetGalley approves me. ...

    I NEED THIS ASAP!!!!!!!!!!! GIMMIE BOOK GODS!! I DESERVE! ...

    This was a 4.25 star read for me, I have read this book really fast after I started yesterday and couldn't put it down. We accompany Sebastian as he goes, for the last time, to a summer training camp and his relationship with his old teammates and his new ones. This year they are jo...

    There are so many layers of sweetness to Running With Lions. Start with the summertime landscape -- the sun shines, the sky is cotton-candy colored; you can practically smell the grass of the soccer pitch. Onto that, add a bunch of super-endearing teen characters of diverse ethnicities...

    Okay... This was an interesting reading experience. I didn't love this book, and it's killing me. I liked it, but sometimes barely. The writing was its weakest aspect, and when that fails, it's kind of a miracle if everything else doesn't fall apart. I think the story was too a...

    This was sweet and cute and offered a very well done look into growing up and being a usian teenager. That said I thought the pacing was slightly disjointed and the 3rd person present narrative voice irritated me to no end. If its purpose was to create a sense of urgency it didn't work...

  • shady boots | #WatchPOSE
    Mar 28, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

    "Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?" 4.5 Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this th...

    Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets? This book got me so soft. I think everybody has been thinking it so, yes, this book gave me Foxhole Court vibes. Some very strong TFC vibes. I loved it. I'm a sucker for lgbtqiap+ and sport stories. ...

    the most unfortunate part about this book is that I feel like I would've liked it so much more if it was written by someone else D; also, there is good extra-parm-on-my-pasta cheese and uncomfortable I'm-choking-on-my-panini-melt cheese, and the cheesiness in this book felt like the...

    This was such a pleasant surprise! Even though the writing was a bit choppy and there isn't really that much plot to it, I really enjoyed it and found myself being a bit teary eyed in the end. Sebastian is literally the definition of a chaotic bi? and I loved him for that. It was ...

    DNF @25%. I'm disappointed, but I can?t connect with this one at all. The characters are one-dimensional, and the dialogue and reactions are weird and off-putting. It seems like every spoken line is followed by a sentence or two of unnecessary explanation. These appear to be proble...

    This book put a massive smile on my face and that?s all it took for me to love it. This was so freaking cute and romantic and so relatable. I loved how all the characters in here felt like one big family. This book radiated happiness to me and I enjoyed it so much. It?s the perfect...

    i suddenly like soccer. there are a few things that irked me but i love these kids so much and i'm so soft that i'm just gonna give them five stars. i'm really soft y'all, my heart is full. ALSO this is a debut novel which???? amazing. i can't wait for julian's next book hsgadhadv...

    Book Bound Society July 2018 BOTM Julian Winters needs to meet me in the parking lot because that man just spent the last three hours playing with my emotions. Running With Lions is a phenomenal novel, and it is downright unbelievable to believe that it is a debut. Running W...

    . : ?? ? 4 ? i was deceived!!!! i was led to believe this was an enemies to lovers trope when it was actually a best friends to enemies to reluctant acquaintances to awkward buddies to bashful pining to intense but shy attraction TO LOVERS!!!!!!!! which is one hundred times...

    This looks right up my homosexual alley. Hopefully NetGalley approves me. ...

  • Vitor Martins
    Sep 04, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

  • Ben
    Jun 13, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

    "Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?" 4.5 Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this th...

    Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets? This book got me so soft. I think everybody has been thinking it so, yes, this book gave me Foxhole Court vibes. Some very strong TFC vibes. I loved it. I'm a sucker for lgbtqiap+ and sport stories. ...

    the most unfortunate part about this book is that I feel like I would've liked it so much more if it was written by someone else D; also, there is good extra-parm-on-my-pasta cheese and uncomfortable I'm-choking-on-my-panini-melt cheese, and the cheesiness in this book felt like the...

    This was such a pleasant surprise! Even though the writing was a bit choppy and there isn't really that much plot to it, I really enjoyed it and found myself being a bit teary eyed in the end. Sebastian is literally the definition of a chaotic bi? and I loved him for that. It was ...

    DNF @25%. I'm disappointed, but I can?t connect with this one at all. The characters are one-dimensional, and the dialogue and reactions are weird and off-putting. It seems like every spoken line is followed by a sentence or two of unnecessary explanation. These appear to be proble...

    This book put a massive smile on my face and that?s all it took for me to love it. This was so freaking cute and romantic and so relatable. I loved how all the characters in here felt like one big family. This book radiated happiness to me and I enjoyed it so much. It?s the perfect...

    i suddenly like soccer. there are a few things that irked me but i love these kids so much and i'm so soft that i'm just gonna give them five stars. i'm really soft y'all, my heart is full. ALSO this is a debut novel which???? amazing. i can't wait for julian's next book hsgadhadv...

    Book Bound Society July 2018 BOTM Julian Winters needs to meet me in the parking lot because that man just spent the last three hours playing with my emotions. Running With Lions is a phenomenal novel, and it is downright unbelievable to believe that it is a debut. Running W...

    . : ?? ? 4 ? i was deceived!!!! i was led to believe this was an enemies to lovers trope when it was actually a best friends to enemies to reluctant acquaintances to awkward buddies to bashful pining to intense but shy attraction TO LOVERS!!!!!!!! which is one hundred times...

    This looks right up my homosexual alley. Hopefully NetGalley approves me. ...

    I NEED THIS ASAP!!!!!!!!!!! GIMMIE BOOK GODS!! I DESERVE! ...

    This was a 4.25 star read for me, I have read this book really fast after I started yesterday and couldn't put it down. We accompany Sebastian as he goes, for the last time, to a summer training camp and his relationship with his old teammates and his new ones. This year they are jo...

    There are so many layers of sweetness to Running With Lions. Start with the summertime landscape -- the sun shines, the sky is cotton-candy colored; you can practically smell the grass of the soccer pitch. Onto that, add a bunch of super-endearing teen characters of diverse ethnicities...

  • sue
    Jul 08, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Feb 24, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

  • TS
    Apr 03, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

    "Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?" 4.5 Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this th...

    Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets? This book got me so soft. I think everybody has been thinking it so, yes, this book gave me Foxhole Court vibes. Some very strong TFC vibes. I loved it. I'm a sucker for lgbtqiap+ and sport stories. ...

    the most unfortunate part about this book is that I feel like I would've liked it so much more if it was written by someone else D; also, there is good extra-parm-on-my-pasta cheese and uncomfortable I'm-choking-on-my-panini-melt cheese, and the cheesiness in this book felt like the...

  • anna (readingpeaches)
    Feb 21, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Jun 11, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

  • ⚔ Silvia ⚓
    Feb 24, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

  • Maggie
    Aug 10, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

    "Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?" 4.5 Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this th...

    Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets? This book got me so soft. I think everybody has been thinking it so, yes, this book gave me Foxhole Court vibes. Some very strong TFC vibes. I loved it. I'm a sucker for lgbtqiap+ and sport stories. ...

    the most unfortunate part about this book is that I feel like I would've liked it so much more if it was written by someone else D; also, there is good extra-parm-on-my-pasta cheese and uncomfortable I'm-choking-on-my-panini-melt cheese, and the cheesiness in this book felt like the...

    This was such a pleasant surprise! Even though the writing was a bit choppy and there isn't really that much plot to it, I really enjoyed it and found myself being a bit teary eyed in the end. Sebastian is literally the definition of a chaotic bi? and I loved him for that. It was ...

    DNF @25%. I'm disappointed, but I can?t connect with this one at all. The characters are one-dimensional, and the dialogue and reactions are weird and off-putting. It seems like every spoken line is followed by a sentence or two of unnecessary explanation. These appear to be proble...

    This book put a massive smile on my face and that?s all it took for me to love it. This was so freaking cute and romantic and so relatable. I loved how all the characters in here felt like one big family. This book radiated happiness to me and I enjoyed it so much. It?s the perfect...

    i suddenly like soccer. there are a few things that irked me but i love these kids so much and i'm so soft that i'm just gonna give them five stars. i'm really soft y'all, my heart is full. ALSO this is a debut novel which???? amazing. i can't wait for julian's next book hsgadhadv...

    Book Bound Society July 2018 BOTM Julian Winters needs to meet me in the parking lot because that man just spent the last three hours playing with my emotions. Running With Lions is a phenomenal novel, and it is downright unbelievable to believe that it is a debut. Running W...

    . : ?? ? 4 ? i was deceived!!!! i was led to believe this was an enemies to lovers trope when it was actually a best friends to enemies to reluctant acquaintances to awkward buddies to bashful pining to intense but shy attraction TO LOVERS!!!!!!!! which is one hundred times...

    This looks right up my homosexual alley. Hopefully NetGalley approves me. ...

    I NEED THIS ASAP!!!!!!!!!!! GIMMIE BOOK GODS!! I DESERVE! ...

    This was a 4.25 star read for me, I have read this book really fast after I started yesterday and couldn't put it down. We accompany Sebastian as he goes, for the last time, to a summer training camp and his relationship with his old teammates and his new ones. This year they are jo...

  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Jun 18, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

    "Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?" 4.5 Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this th...

    Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets? This book got me so soft. I think everybody has been thinking it so, yes, this book gave me Foxhole Court vibes. Some very strong TFC vibes. I loved it. I'm a sucker for lgbtqiap+ and sport stories. ...

    the most unfortunate part about this book is that I feel like I would've liked it so much more if it was written by someone else D; also, there is good extra-parm-on-my-pasta cheese and uncomfortable I'm-choking-on-my-panini-melt cheese, and the cheesiness in this book felt like the...

    This was such a pleasant surprise! Even though the writing was a bit choppy and there isn't really that much plot to it, I really enjoyed it and found myself being a bit teary eyed in the end. Sebastian is literally the definition of a chaotic bi? and I loved him for that. It was ...

    DNF @25%. I'm disappointed, but I can?t connect with this one at all. The characters are one-dimensional, and the dialogue and reactions are weird and off-putting. It seems like every spoken line is followed by a sentence or two of unnecessary explanation. These appear to be proble...

    This book put a massive smile on my face and that?s all it took for me to love it. This was so freaking cute and romantic and so relatable. I loved how all the characters in here felt like one big family. This book radiated happiness to me and I enjoyed it so much. It?s the perfect...

    i suddenly like soccer. there are a few things that irked me but i love these kids so much and i'm so soft that i'm just gonna give them five stars. i'm really soft y'all, my heart is full. ALSO this is a debut novel which???? amazing. i can't wait for julian's next book hsgadhadv...

    Book Bound Society July 2018 BOTM Julian Winters needs to meet me in the parking lot because that man just spent the last three hours playing with my emotions. Running With Lions is a phenomenal novel, and it is downright unbelievable to believe that it is a debut. Running W...

    . : ?? ? 4 ? i was deceived!!!! i was led to believe this was an enemies to lovers trope when it was actually a best friends to enemies to reluctant acquaintances to awkward buddies to bashful pining to intense but shy attraction TO LOVERS!!!!!!!! which is one hundred times...

    This looks right up my homosexual alley. Hopefully NetGalley approves me. ...

    I NEED THIS ASAP!!!!!!!!!!! GIMMIE BOOK GODS!! I DESERVE! ...

    This was a 4.25 star read for me, I have read this book really fast after I started yesterday and couldn't put it down. We accompany Sebastian as he goes, for the last time, to a summer training camp and his relationship with his old teammates and his new ones. This year they are jo...

    There are so many layers of sweetness to Running With Lions. Start with the summertime landscape -- the sun shines, the sky is cotton-candy colored; you can practically smell the grass of the soccer pitch. Onto that, add a bunch of super-endearing teen characters of diverse ethnicities...

    Okay... This was an interesting reading experience. I didn't love this book, and it's killing me. I liked it, but sometimes barely. The writing was its weakest aspect, and when that fails, it's kind of a miracle if everything else doesn't fall apart. I think the story was too a...

    This was sweet and cute and offered a very well done look into growing up and being a usian teenager. That said I thought the pacing was slightly disjointed and the 3rd person present narrative voice irritated me to no end. If its purpose was to create a sense of urgency it didn't work...

    This review can also be found here. DNF at 69% This book isn?t my usual read. I picked it up because I saw glowing things about it, then it had tons of rep, and it was on sale. But, as I said, it?s not my usual read. I don?t just pick up YA unless I know for sure it?s ...

  • Bárbara
    Sep 08, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

    "Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?" 4.5 Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this th...

    Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets? This book got me so soft. I think everybody has been thinking it so, yes, this book gave me Foxhole Court vibes. Some very strong TFC vibes. I loved it. I'm a sucker for lgbtqiap+ and sport stories. ...

    the most unfortunate part about this book is that I feel like I would've liked it so much more if it was written by someone else D; also, there is good extra-parm-on-my-pasta cheese and uncomfortable I'm-choking-on-my-panini-melt cheese, and the cheesiness in this book felt like the...

    This was such a pleasant surprise! Even though the writing was a bit choppy and there isn't really that much plot to it, I really enjoyed it and found myself being a bit teary eyed in the end. Sebastian is literally the definition of a chaotic bi? and I loved him for that. It was ...

    DNF @25%. I'm disappointed, but I can?t connect with this one at all. The characters are one-dimensional, and the dialogue and reactions are weird and off-putting. It seems like every spoken line is followed by a sentence or two of unnecessary explanation. These appear to be proble...

    This book put a massive smile on my face and that?s all it took for me to love it. This was so freaking cute and romantic and so relatable. I loved how all the characters in here felt like one big family. This book radiated happiness to me and I enjoyed it so much. It?s the perfect...

    i suddenly like soccer. there are a few things that irked me but i love these kids so much and i'm so soft that i'm just gonna give them five stars. i'm really soft y'all, my heart is full. ALSO this is a debut novel which???? amazing. i can't wait for julian's next book hsgadhadv...

    Book Bound Society July 2018 BOTM Julian Winters needs to meet me in the parking lot because that man just spent the last three hours playing with my emotions. Running With Lions is a phenomenal novel, and it is downright unbelievable to believe that it is a debut. Running W...

    . : ?? ? 4 ? i was deceived!!!! i was led to believe this was an enemies to lovers trope when it was actually a best friends to enemies to reluctant acquaintances to awkward buddies to bashful pining to intense but shy attraction TO LOVERS!!!!!!!! which is one hundred times...

    This looks right up my homosexual alley. Hopefully NetGalley approves me. ...

    I NEED THIS ASAP!!!!!!!!!!! GIMMIE BOOK GODS!! I DESERVE! ...

    This was a 4.25 star read for me, I have read this book really fast after I started yesterday and couldn't put it down. We accompany Sebastian as he goes, for the last time, to a summer training camp and his relationship with his old teammates and his new ones. This year they are jo...

    There are so many layers of sweetness to Running With Lions. Start with the summertime landscape -- the sun shines, the sky is cotton-candy colored; you can practically smell the grass of the soccer pitch. Onto that, add a bunch of super-endearing teen characters of diverse ethnicities...

    Okay... This was an interesting reading experience. I didn't love this book, and it's killing me. I liked it, but sometimes barely. The writing was its weakest aspect, and when that fails, it's kind of a miracle if everything else doesn't fall apart. I think the story was too a...

  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    Jun 09, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

    "Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?" 4.5 Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this th...

  • rin (lorenzo)
    Mar 09, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

  • Tara ☽
    Jun 05, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

  • Norah Una Sumner
    Jul 21, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

    "Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?" 4.5 Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this th...

    Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets? This book got me so soft. I think everybody has been thinking it so, yes, this book gave me Foxhole Court vibes. Some very strong TFC vibes. I loved it. I'm a sucker for lgbtqiap+ and sport stories. ...

    the most unfortunate part about this book is that I feel like I would've liked it so much more if it was written by someone else D; also, there is good extra-parm-on-my-pasta cheese and uncomfortable I'm-choking-on-my-panini-melt cheese, and the cheesiness in this book felt like the...

    This was such a pleasant surprise! Even though the writing was a bit choppy and there isn't really that much plot to it, I really enjoyed it and found myself being a bit teary eyed in the end. Sebastian is literally the definition of a chaotic bi? and I loved him for that. It was ...

  • Silke
    Jun 22, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

    "Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?" 4.5 Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this th...

    Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets? This book got me so soft. I think everybody has been thinking it so, yes, this book gave me Foxhole Court vibes. Some very strong TFC vibes. I loved it. I'm a sucker for lgbtqiap+ and sport stories. ...

    the most unfortunate part about this book is that I feel like I would've liked it so much more if it was written by someone else D; also, there is good extra-parm-on-my-pasta cheese and uncomfortable I'm-choking-on-my-panini-melt cheese, and the cheesiness in this book felt like the...

    This was such a pleasant surprise! Even though the writing was a bit choppy and there isn't really that much plot to it, I really enjoyed it and found myself being a bit teary eyed in the end. Sebastian is literally the definition of a chaotic bi? and I loved him for that. It was ...

    DNF @25%. I'm disappointed, but I can?t connect with this one at all. The characters are one-dimensional, and the dialogue and reactions are weird and off-putting. It seems like every spoken line is followed by a sentence or two of unnecessary explanation. These appear to be proble...

    This book put a massive smile on my face and that?s all it took for me to love it. This was so freaking cute and romantic and so relatable. I loved how all the characters in here felt like one big family. This book radiated happiness to me and I enjoyed it so much. It?s the perfect...

  • Romie
    Jun 10, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

    "Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?" 4.5 Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this th...

    Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets? This book got me so soft. I think everybody has been thinking it so, yes, this book gave me Foxhole Court vibes. Some very strong TFC vibes. I loved it. I'm a sucker for lgbtqiap+ and sport stories. ...

  • Dylan
    Feb 03, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

    "Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?" 4.5 Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this th...

    Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets? This book got me so soft. I think everybody has been thinking it so, yes, this book gave me Foxhole Court vibes. Some very strong TFC vibes. I loved it. I'm a sucker for lgbtqiap+ and sport stories. ...

    the most unfortunate part about this book is that I feel like I would've liked it so much more if it was written by someone else D; also, there is good extra-parm-on-my-pasta cheese and uncomfortable I'm-choking-on-my-panini-melt cheese, and the cheesiness in this book felt like the...

    This was such a pleasant surprise! Even though the writing was a bit choppy and there isn't really that much plot to it, I really enjoyed it and found myself being a bit teary eyed in the end. Sebastian is literally the definition of a chaotic bi? and I loved him for that. It was ...

    DNF @25%. I'm disappointed, but I can?t connect with this one at all. The characters are one-dimensional, and the dialogue and reactions are weird and off-putting. It seems like every spoken line is followed by a sentence or two of unnecessary explanation. These appear to be proble...

    This book put a massive smile on my face and that?s all it took for me to love it. This was so freaking cute and romantic and so relatable. I loved how all the characters in here felt like one big family. This book radiated happiness to me and I enjoyed it so much. It?s the perfect...

    i suddenly like soccer. there are a few things that irked me but i love these kids so much and i'm so soft that i'm just gonna give them five stars. i'm really soft y'all, my heart is full. ALSO this is a debut novel which???? amazing. i can't wait for julian's next book hsgadhadv...

    Book Bound Society July 2018 BOTM Julian Winters needs to meet me in the parking lot because that man just spent the last three hours playing with my emotions. Running With Lions is a phenomenal novel, and it is downright unbelievable to believe that it is a debut. Running W...

    . : ?? ? 4 ? i was deceived!!!! i was led to believe this was an enemies to lovers trope when it was actually a best friends to enemies to reluctant acquaintances to awkward buddies to bashful pining to intense but shy attraction TO LOVERS!!!!!!!! which is one hundred times...

    This looks right up my homosexual alley. Hopefully NetGalley approves me. ...

    I NEED THIS ASAP!!!!!!!!!!! GIMMIE BOOK GODS!! I DESERVE! ...

  • Kai
    Mar 28, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

  • Em (RunawayWithDreamthieves)
    Jul 05, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

  • - ̗̀ DANY  ̖́- (danyreads)
    Jun 11, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

    "Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?" 4.5 Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this th...

    Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets? This book got me so soft. I think everybody has been thinking it so, yes, this book gave me Foxhole Court vibes. Some very strong TFC vibes. I loved it. I'm a sucker for lgbtqiap+ and sport stories. ...

    the most unfortunate part about this book is that I feel like I would've liked it so much more if it was written by someone else D; also, there is good extra-parm-on-my-pasta cheese and uncomfortable I'm-choking-on-my-panini-melt cheese, and the cheesiness in this book felt like the...

    This was such a pleasant surprise! Even though the writing was a bit choppy and there isn't really that much plot to it, I really enjoyed it and found myself being a bit teary eyed in the end. Sebastian is literally the definition of a chaotic bi? and I loved him for that. It was ...

    DNF @25%. I'm disappointed, but I can?t connect with this one at all. The characters are one-dimensional, and the dialogue and reactions are weird and off-putting. It seems like every spoken line is followed by a sentence or two of unnecessary explanation. These appear to be proble...

    This book put a massive smile on my face and that?s all it took for me to love it. This was so freaking cute and romantic and so relatable. I loved how all the characters in here felt like one big family. This book radiated happiness to me and I enjoyed it so much. It?s the perfect...

    i suddenly like soccer. there are a few things that irked me but i love these kids so much and i'm so soft that i'm just gonna give them five stars. i'm really soft y'all, my heart is full. ALSO this is a debut novel which???? amazing. i can't wait for julian's next book hsgadhadv...

    Book Bound Society July 2018 BOTM Julian Winters needs to meet me in the parking lot because that man just spent the last three hours playing with my emotions. Running With Lions is a phenomenal novel, and it is downright unbelievable to believe that it is a debut. Running W...

    . : ?? ? 4 ? i was deceived!!!! i was led to believe this was an enemies to lovers trope when it was actually a best friends to enemies to reluctant acquaintances to awkward buddies to bashful pining to intense but shy attraction TO LOVERS!!!!!!!! which is one hundred times...

  • chandler ainsley ❁
    Jun 04, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

  • ✧ k a t i e ✧
    Mar 01, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

  • Kav (xreadingsolacex)
    Jul 21, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

    "Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?" 4.5 Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this th...

    Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets? This book got me so soft. I think everybody has been thinking it so, yes, this book gave me Foxhole Court vibes. Some very strong TFC vibes. I loved it. I'm a sucker for lgbtqiap+ and sport stories. ...

    the most unfortunate part about this book is that I feel like I would've liked it so much more if it was written by someone else D; also, there is good extra-parm-on-my-pasta cheese and uncomfortable I'm-choking-on-my-panini-melt cheese, and the cheesiness in this book felt like the...

    This was such a pleasant surprise! Even though the writing was a bit choppy and there isn't really that much plot to it, I really enjoyed it and found myself being a bit teary eyed in the end. Sebastian is literally the definition of a chaotic bi? and I loved him for that. It was ...

    DNF @25%. I'm disappointed, but I can?t connect with this one at all. The characters are one-dimensional, and the dialogue and reactions are weird and off-putting. It seems like every spoken line is followed by a sentence or two of unnecessary explanation. These appear to be proble...

    This book put a massive smile on my face and that?s all it took for me to love it. This was so freaking cute and romantic and so relatable. I loved how all the characters in here felt like one big family. This book radiated happiness to me and I enjoyed it so much. It?s the perfect...

    i suddenly like soccer. there are a few things that irked me but i love these kids so much and i'm so soft that i'm just gonna give them five stars. i'm really soft y'all, my heart is full. ALSO this is a debut novel which???? amazing. i can't wait for julian's next book hsgadhadv...

    Book Bound Society July 2018 BOTM Julian Winters needs to meet me in the parking lot because that man just spent the last three hours playing with my emotions. Running With Lions is a phenomenal novel, and it is downright unbelievable to believe that it is a debut. Running W...

  • •°• gabs •°•
    Jun 10, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

    "Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?" 4.5 Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this th...

    Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets? This book got me so soft. I think everybody has been thinking it so, yes, this book gave me Foxhole Court vibes. Some very strong TFC vibes. I loved it. I'm a sucker for lgbtqiap+ and sport stories. ...

    the most unfortunate part about this book is that I feel like I would've liked it so much more if it was written by someone else D; also, there is good extra-parm-on-my-pasta cheese and uncomfortable I'm-choking-on-my-panini-melt cheese, and the cheesiness in this book felt like the...

    This was such a pleasant surprise! Even though the writing was a bit choppy and there isn't really that much plot to it, I really enjoyed it and found myself being a bit teary eyed in the end. Sebastian is literally the definition of a chaotic bi? and I loved him for that. It was ...

    DNF @25%. I'm disappointed, but I can?t connect with this one at all. The characters are one-dimensional, and the dialogue and reactions are weird and off-putting. It seems like every spoken line is followed by a sentence or two of unnecessary explanation. These appear to be proble...

    This book put a massive smile on my face and that?s all it took for me to love it. This was so freaking cute and romantic and so relatable. I loved how all the characters in here felt like one big family. This book radiated happiness to me and I enjoyed it so much. It?s the perfect...

    i suddenly like soccer. there are a few things that irked me but i love these kids so much and i'm so soft that i'm just gonna give them five stars. i'm really soft y'all, my heart is full. ALSO this is a debut novel which???? amazing. i can't wait for julian's next book hsgadhadv...

  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    Feb 26, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

  • Yusra  ✨
    Apr 01, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

  • Moony Eliver
    Aug 27, 2018

    Cracking open a cold one with the lions, except it?s my cold icy heart and they?re teaching me how to love again... So, what is this book about? Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual rising senior Sebastian Hughes who's eagerly anticipating his last...

    "And that's the thing, life is sometimes just another day, and sometimes it's moment after moment after moment that only paralyzes you if you let it." no offense but this was so cute and my cold dead heart wasn't ready to so violently care about these angsty jocks I mean !! ...

    This review is also posted on my blog. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 ? My initial review for Running With Lions basically just said: ?this book proves that 1) sports are inherently gay & 2) goalies are the best k...

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ? Full review now posted! SKSNSKSLDHDSS* *translation for those who don't speak Gay: THIS WAS SO SWEET AND GAY I'M SCREAMING Right from the d...

    I?m a sucker for friends to enemies to lovers romance, so sign me that fuck up!! Can?t wait to start reading this one! ...

    the sigh heard round the world i want to preface this review by saying that i think for a first book this was a solid effort and there were a lot of awesome things included. diverse characters, body image issues in male characters, acceptance of lgbtq+ characters, and a whole lot m...

    DNF at ~40%. No rating. Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review. I really struggle with third person, present tense ...

    When I think of this book, this what comes to mind: Sunshine, muddy knees, ice cream. Bouncing soccer balls, hand-holding, friendship. Lost boys and soft mouths. Endless, lazy summer. This book did for soccer what The Raven Cycle did for paranormal-fantasy. AKA, made it Extremely Ga...

    "Just because people create rules doesn't mean those are your rules. Um, why isn't there more hype around this book? Cause there should be. Everyone needs to read this book. This book was so fucking adorable. Sebastian and Emir are officially my children that I will protect...

    the cover is so cute i cannot deal with the cover ...

    tragic news are: i didn't click with this book it's a character driven story and it's very diverse. diversity wise, there are gay & bisexual rep, moc and the li is a practising muslim. the story itself is pretty cute and i did like the characters, sebastian especially, bc he's a...

    Running with Lions é uma história linda sobre amizade, trabalho em equipe e sobre se apaixonar. Eu não esperava me envolver tanto com uma história sobre UM TIME DE FUTEBOL mas tudo foi feito de uma maneira tão bonita pelo autor que eu terminei a leitura sorrindo e chorando ao mesm...

    "Guys are beautiful. And girls are handsome. Words aren't gender-specific." I never thought that, when I first met Julian on Bookstagram, I would one day hold a book with his name on it in my hands. But here we go. I am super proud of him and hope to have a whole stack of them one d...

    I struggled like hell with this book. That doesn?t mean you may not like or or have read it and loved it. My struggle was that it was written in third person. I?m ok with that if it?s written well. Not a lover of third person writing and definitely wouldn?t be my first choi...

    "Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?" 4.5 Ever since I saw the first tidbit of leaked information on this book (I can't remember whether it was the cover, the synopsis, or even just a blurb) I was in love. Like, I pre-ordered this th...

    Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets? This book got me so soft. I think everybody has been thinking it so, yes, this book gave me Foxhole Court vibes. Some very strong TFC vibes. I loved it. I'm a sucker for lgbtqiap+ and sport stories. ...

    the most unfortunate part about this book is that I feel like I would've liked it so much more if it was written by someone else D; also, there is good extra-parm-on-my-pasta cheese and uncomfortable I'm-choking-on-my-panini-melt cheese, and the cheesiness in this book felt like the...

    This was such a pleasant surprise! Even though the writing was a bit choppy and there isn't really that much plot to it, I really enjoyed it and found myself being a bit teary eyed in the end. Sebastian is literally the definition of a chaotic bi? and I loved him for that. It was ...

    DNF @25%. I'm disappointed, but I can?t connect with this one at all. The characters are one-dimensional, and the dialogue and reactions are weird and off-putting. It seems like every spoken line is followed by a sentence or two of unnecessary explanation. These appear to be proble...