Friday, December 1, 2017

Review: Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

Foolish Hearts by Emma MillsFoolish Hearts
by Emma Mills
December 5, 2017
320 pages

Goodreads Summary:
A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love.

The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn't supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn't know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they're both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

But mandatory participation has its upsides—namely, an unexpected friendship, a boy band obsession, and a guy with the best dimpled smile Claudia's ever seen. As Claudia's world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for.



What can I say about Emma Mills? She really has a knack for writing teens stories that'll make you nod and swoon. I loved her previous books so I wasn't surprised to find myself absolutely loving Foolish Hearts too.

Claudia wants to be invisible. She just wants to finish high school without being seen. Only, when she accidentally makes it onto mean girl Iris's sh*t list the rest of her school years looks to be anything but calm. What follows is a heartwarming tale of new friends and sweet love.

It was really easy to relate to Claudia as she came face to face with her fears. While she initially did not deal well with the changes with her friends she does realize her mistakes and patches things up quickly. My favourite part, besides the romance, was seeing Claudia and Iris work out their differences. They went from deliberately ducking out of each other's way to fangirling together to giving sincere advices to each other. Time and trust built their friendship and in the end it just felt right.

I swooned hard over Claudia and Gideon. Their budding romance was so precious. I loved how careful they were with each other. They encountered some roadblocks but I'm super thrilled Claudia gathered enough confidence and believed in Gideon enough to open her heart again. Every conversation and interaction between the two of them had my pounding heart filled with warm fuzzy feels. They were adorable to read about.

As a contemporary lover I highly recommend Emma Mills books if you haven't read any yet. You won't regret it. Whether it's this newest Foolish Hearts or her debut First & Then or her sophomore This Adventure Ends they're all simply amazing.
5 Cats
*I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinion are my own and not affected in any way.


  1. YAY, five cats! I adored this book. I'm not much of a YA contemporary fan but Mills' books are superb. Gideon was <33333 I'm so glad you enjoyed this one, Eileen!

    Have a lovely weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. 1000% agreed! Emma Mills can have all the cats!! Lol XD

  2. This is new to me but it sounds so good, I want to read it now too.

    1. Yes please do read it asap! Emma Mills! I can't recommend her enough.

  3. Loved this one too! For me, Iris was the star of the book. She could have been such an unlikeable character, but I was completely on her side. But Claudia and Gideon were pretty cute too...
    Jen Ryland Reviews

    1. I totally didn't know what to expect from Iris and I'm so glad I ended up loving her too :D


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