Review of Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli

Posted April 28, 2021 by Kaity in Book Review, Bookstagram, Reviews / 2 Comments

Happy Wednesday and welcome to my review of Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli! I LOVED this book and I’m so happy to share my review with all of you today! Read on to find my review, plus more information about the book and author! And now without any further ado, let’s get to the review!

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review of Kate in Waiting by Becky AlbertalliKate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli
Published on April 20, 2021 by Balzer + Bray
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA, Queer
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author and rom-com queen Becky Albertalli comes a buoyant new novel about daring to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight in love, life, and, yes, theater.
Contrary to popular belief, best friends Kate Garfield and Anderson Walker are not codependent. Carpooling to and from theater rehearsals? Environmentally sound and efficient. Consulting each other on every single life decision? Basic good judgment. Pining for the same guys from afar? Shared crushes are more fun anyway.
But when Kate and Andy’s latest long-distance crush shows up at their school, everything goes off script. Matt Olsson is talented and sweet, and Kate likes him. She really likes him. The only problem? So does Anderson.
Turns out, communal crushes aren’t so fun when real feelings are involved. This one might even bring the curtains down on Kate and Anderson’s friendship.

did i like it?

I love this book so much!!!!

favorite character?

Noah. And Kate. But mostly Noah.

will i re-read it?

I am currently in the process of listening to the audiobook, so… yes!

three words to describe the book

crushes, friendship, theater

goodreads review

You know when you read a book and you just feel seen? That’s how I feel about this book. And not just because Kate has arguably the best name in all of Becky Albertalli’s books (although she definitely does and I am definitely not at all biased), but because Kate is just so… real. Plus all the romcom moments make me go *heart eyes forever*!!!

HELLO YES I LOVE THIS COVER!!!!! IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND it doesn’t actually show up in most of the pictures, but the gold is GOLD FOIL AND IT IS SO PRETTY!!!!!!

11/10 stars!!!

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  • Going Off Script by Jen Wilde

coming soon!

I have a fuck ton of these today (24 to be exact), so I’m putting them under a spoiler warning so that you can opt not to see them if you don’t want to load all the images! There are NOT any actual spoilers in the quotes!

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About Becky Albertalli

Becky Albertalli is the number one New York Times bestselling author of William C. Morris Award winner and National Book Award longlist title Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (now a major motion picture, Love, Simon); The Upside of Unrequited; Leah on the Offbeat; the Simonverse novella Love, Creekwood; What If It’s Us (cowritten with Adam Silvera); Yes No Maybe So (cowritten with Aisha Saeed); and most recently, Kate in Waiting. Becky lives with her family in Atlanta. You can visit her online at www.beckyalbertalli.com.

Have you read Kate in Waiting yet? Do you love this book as much as I do? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!

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2 responses to “Review of Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli

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