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It may only be the first month of the year, but I think I have found one of my most favorite reads of the year! Again, but Better follows college student Shane as she navigates her college year abroad in Europe.

Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal—but Shane’s made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that?Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time’s a ticking, and she needs a change—there’s nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She’s going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure! Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart.Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic—the possibilities are endless.

She starts off loving all of the decisions she had made so far, but soon things fall apart and Shane is left with the feeling of wondering ‘What If”? What if she were able to tell her parents the truth about what she was really doing in Europe. What if she were able to tell the guy she was crushing on, how she really felt. With a little mysticism thrown in, Shane and her crush Pilot, are able to jump back in time to when they first started their semester abroad.

Shane has the opportunity to do things differently this time and even though she thinks things are going great at first, she quickly realizes that changing some things, can have a huge effect on her and Pilot’s future. This book is full of heart, laughter, great cultural references and wanting more works from debut author Riccio. Again, but Better is available now in stores and online. Once you get your copy, let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.