London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton -- Review

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Title: London Belongs to Me
Author: Jacquelyn Middleton
Pages: 394
Publishing: October 14th 2016 by Kirkwall Books
ISBN: 099521171X

Summary:

A New City A New Start. Same Old Demons.

Your flight is now boarding! Join Alex Sinclair for a life-changing, trans-Atlantic journey. London Belongs to Me is a coming-of-age story about friendship, following your dreams, and learning when to let go … and when to hang on.

Meet Alex, a recent college graduate from Tallahassee, Florida in love with London, pop culture, and comic cons. It’s not easy being twenty-one-years-old, and Alex has never been the most popular girl. She’s an outsider, a geeky fangirl … with dreams of becoming a playwright in a city she’s loved from afar, but never visited. Fleeing America after a devastating betrayal, she believes London is where she’ll be understood, where she belongs. But Alex’s past of panic attacks and broken relationships is hard to escape. When her demons team up with a jealous rival determined to destroy her new British life, Alex begins to question everything: her life-long dream, her new friends, and whether London is where she truly belongs.

Review: 

London Belongs to Me is a wonderful debut novel by Jacquelyn Middleton. I loved the characters and the exciting setting right from the beginning. Once I picked up the book, it was incredibly difficult to put down. The characters were fun and entertaining and I kind of wanted them to invite me into their group of friends by the end of the book. 

Alex is a young playwright who moves to London to achieve her dreams. She runs into a few snags along the way, but she also has a lot of great experiences throughout the story. I loved all of the pop-culture references and totally felt like I was fan-girling right along with the characters. Middleton's writing was so realistic and made me feel like I was part of the group. I felt happy when Alex was happy, and angry when people treated her poorly. I loved it! 

I thoroughly enjoyed London Belongs to Me from start to finish and didn't want it to end. I would highly recommend this book to friends, especially those who love to fangirl over pop-culture references like me. Well done, Jacquelyn!

Rating 4/5

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