Book Review: Diamonds (Life According To Maps, #2) – Nash Summers

DiamondsPublished October 16th 2015
Genre: Young Adult
Length: 71 pages, ebook
Ebook ASIN: B016B3WFZM
Characters: Maps Wilson, Lane Rhodes
Blurb: Maps’ kingdom is crumbling before his eyes.
His parents are forcing him to get a job, there’s a new kid at school who won’t stop staring at him, and his best friend is too busy thinking about girls to help Maps deal with his real problems.
Worst of all,
Maps is lost.
And none of the roads on his map are leading to Lane.

“Who needs a psychiatrist when you have the internet? I can diagnose myself. I’m very capable, you know.”

What a perfect follow-up to Maps. I loved him in the first book and I love him even more here! I mean, Maps is Maps. Maps is perfect and him and his best friend Benji are perfect bffs together.

Here, Maps’ parents are forcing him to find a job like a perfectly normal high schooler. It’s perfectly normal right? Not with Maps though, for him it was absurdly       preposterous. Besides, he needs time for all of his experimentations and time to think about Lane all day and everyday. He doesn’t miss him, tho. Lane is away for a “stupid” baseball camp and Maps doesn’t miss him at all. Nope, he was not thinking about him every minute of the day!

What a truly delightful sequel! I never thought I’d be so enamored with a YA character such as Maps! His histrionics are fantabulous! The humor and the side characters are just totally spot on!

And there’s also Lane. What a wonderful guy! I loved that he and Max finally have a bigger conflict on how to define whatever they have. It was fantastic! Just beautiful! And too sweet! Lane’s being vulnerable and all was just too much! Too endearing!

This book was such a perfect follow up I never want it to finish. Seriously, can we get three more books from Maps and get their story until they get married and have little baby Maps and baby Lane?  ^^ *sigh*

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About The Author
Nash Summers rarely has any idea what she’s doing. But, when she likes to pretend, she pretends by writing stories at the pace of drying paint. And if that wasn’t exhilarating enough, Nash enjoys absolute silence, general politeness, and waiting her turn in line.
Needless to say—she’s a genuine hellraiser.


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