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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Book Review! The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu




The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu
Genre: Young Adult (Fantasy Romance)
Date Published: January 31, 2017
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers

Everyone who really knows Brooklyn knows Devonairre Street girls are different. They’re the ones you shouldn’t fall in love with. The ones with the curse. The ones who can get you killed.

Lorna Ryder is a Devonairre Street girl, and for years, paying lip service to the curse has been the small price of living in a neighborhood full of memories of her father, one of the thousands killed five years earlier in the 2001 Times Square Bombing. Then her best friend’s boyfriend is killed, and suddenly a city paralyzed by dread of another terrorist attack is obsessed with Devonairre Street and the price of falling in love.

Set in an America where recent history has followed a different path. 

The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu is definitely a different kind of book. There is so much mystery and intrigue surrounding the people of Devonairre Street. I was drawn in completely, and it fed you just enough as you read to keep you wanting more. On the other hand, these characters were quirky and flawed, which is normally something I appreciate in a book. It makes them seem real and human, but at times it took these things a little too far it seemed, which made a pretty believable story turn a bit unrealistic in many areas, especially during the second half or so. I had many issues with that second half. So, this just wasn't a book for me, but what do I know? Many love it! You might too. I did like the writer's style. 

author
Corey Ann Haydu is the author of YA novels, OCD LOVE STORY, LIFE BY COMMITTEE, MAKING PRETTY, the middle grade novel, RULES FOR STEALING STARS and the upcoming YA novel THE CAREFUL UNDRESSING OF LOVE. Her second middle grade novel, THE SOMEDAY SUITCASE comes out in June 2017. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and The New School’s Writing for Children MFA program, Corey has been working in children’s publishing since 2009.

In 2013, Corey was chosen as one of Publisher Weekly’s Flying Starts. Her books have been Junior Library Guild Selections, Indie Next Selections, and BCCB Blue Ribbon Selections.

Corey also teaches YA Novel Writing with Mediabistro and adapted her debut novel, OCD LOVE STORY into a high school play, which had its first run in Fall 2015.

Corey lives in Brooklyn with her dog, her fiance, and a wide selection of cheese.

To learn more about Corey Ann Haydu and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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