AD | This book was gifted in exchange for a review.
An author whose work I’ve fallen for is Emma Lord’s! Tweet Cute might be her debut novel but I feel I’m going to be fangirling her for a long time. I might also like her because I follow her on Twitter and discovered she’s a Hufflepuff! What? I’m not going to let my badger love take over this review. All of the opinions in this review will be all my own and completely honest.
I was graciously allowed to take part in the Blog Tour for Emma’s upcoming book Tweet Cute (it’s coming out on January 21st!!) Look at that cover! You can tell that the book is going to be ‘cute’. I was also gifted the book to read! This definitely made the start of 2020 very exciting for my little blog!
Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming — mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.
Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.
All’s fair in love and cheese — that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life — on an anonymous chat app Jack built.
As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate — people on the internet are shipping them — their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.
My first thoughts on Tweet Cute?
Is it bad that I was already laughing on the first page? Pepper was just so relatable and the banter between her and her sister Paige was hilarious!
“Um, is the apartment on fire?”
“Nope, just my life.”
If that isn’t relatable, I don’t know what is. We’ve all had moments like that and Pepper showcases all of them. She is a teen who had been plucked out of home in Nashville and dropped into a private school in Manhattan! She’s completely focused on the school work (just to keep her away from the popular sharks and keep her head above water), but she had a secret.
She has a friend.
The only problem is that she doesn’t know who that friend is. All she knows is that they are a student at her school and that their username is called Wolf. I automatically got slight ‘Gossip Girl’ vibes mixed in with ‘Pretty Little Liars’. I love how quick Pepper is with her humour and how you tell that something is starting to develop between her and Wolf.
I won’t tell you who Wolf is because you’ll find out yourselves.
The other character I loved is Jack who seems to be battling with his image. He has a twin brother called Ethan who is super popular and smart and he is basically the class clown. I felt for him when I read that people initially smiled at him but then realised he wasn’t his brother.
I wish that I had had a grandma like Jack’s! Grandma Belly is so sweet and stern and sassy! Now I see where Jack gets it throughout the book.
There is so much that Emma Lord crams into this book and I love it! She’s actually teaching me bits about the US Education System that I didn’t know, though I did have to go and google a few words that I had no clue about. As a lover of Twitter and who chats using many random gifs, I love there is an intense battle over it! It’s just like every day life of anyone who uses a form of social media.
We become obsessed.
We retweet and comment to the latest trends/memes.
We respond to any viral tweets and go a little crazy when Twitter blows up at crazy real life things. It’s safe to say that it can be a scary, scary place and Emma has captured that perfectly. Tweets happen, things happen and you are made to see the people you’re reading about in a whole different light.
I think all of my blogger friends and social media people will find Tweet Cute hilarious because it is a little bit of a parody at times and you totally get what Pepper goes through. I know I’m being vague but I’m just subtly pushing you to buy the book when it comes out with each word I type!
Have you ever had a bit of a Twitter war like Tweet Cute?