Hilarious Book Alert!
You guys – this book is SO quirky and fun!
Beatrice Fox thinks she deserves to go straight to hell. Especially after she ruined her sister’s life. Her sister being the ONLY person in life she actually loves.
OK, maybe that’s a bit much, but this is YA, and we know teenagers are dramatic.
When Bea dies from a fatal car accident, that SAME DAY she ruins Emmy’s life, she finds herself on an airplane that ends up landing in Purgatory.
More specifically – an airport that she can NEVER leave.
I mean, to me that sounds like hell, but who am I to judge the afterlife?
“Bea is a terrific antihero, as if the naysaying comic relief in a teen movie got the spotlight instead of the pretty ingenue.” —Kirkus Reviews
If Bea ever wants to catch her flight to heaven, she’ll have to help 5,000 other people in the airport to find out what is holding them back, and help them move on.
But when one of her first assignments turns out to be the cute boy that killed her, Bea is determined to see Caleb suffer and stick around in this crazy holding pen of jello encased food, coffee cubes (just send me to hell!), and other people complaining and whining about their old lives.
But as I mentioned, Caleb is kinda cute… and as all good YA novesl go…. she may just be falling for him!
I started reading this and fell in love almost immediately! The characters are quirky and adorable and full of silliness. It’s so unique and fun, and when one of the characters name drops Contempo Casuals – I was instantly hooked. My dizzying recollection of bad 90’s fashion made me totally snort laugh – and there were endless guffaws like that one!
“Plenty of laughs here, mixed deftly with meditations on what it means to be alive.” —Booklist, starred review
It’s a really fun look into the afterlife and what could possibly happen when we die. And in a unique spin – it also hits you right in all the feels in a lot of different ways, with some really important and relevant issues – when you least expect it!
I hope you’ll check this one out – it’s like nothing I’ve ever read. A darkly hilarious and cheeky and clever story!
I’ve got a copy to giveaway to one of you over on my Instagram page too!
You can get a copy of Layoverland HERE!
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Razorbill (January 21, 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1984836129
- ISBN-13: 978-1984836120
Thank you TLC Book Tours and Razorbill Books for the gifted book!
About the book:
Beatrice Fox deserves to go straight to hell.
At least, that’s what she believes. Her last day on Earth, she ruined the life of the person she loves most–her little sister, Emmy. So when Bea awakens from a fatal car accident to find herself on an airplane headed who knows where, she’s confused, to say the least.
Once on the ground, Bea receives some truly harrowing news: she’s in purgatory. If she ever wants to catch a flight to heaven, she’ll have to help five thousand souls figure out what’s keeping them from moving on.
But one of Bea’s first assignments is Caleb, the boy who caused her accident, and the last person Bea would ever want to send to the pearly gates. And as much as Bea would love to see Caleb suffer for dooming her to a seemingly endless future of eating bad airport food and listening to other people’s problems, she can’t help but notice that he’s kind of cute, and sort of sweet, and that maybe, despite her best efforts, she’s totally falling for him.
From debut author Gabby Noone comes a darkly hilarious and heartfelt twist on the afterlife about finding second chances, first loves, and new friendships in the most unlikely places.
About the author:
Gabby Noone is a writer and aspiring gameshow contestant. Her work has appeared in Rookie, the Hairpin, Jezebel, the Cut, and SSENSE, among other places. Her tweets have been featured in many prestigious listicles. She grew up in Abington, PA, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. Follow her @twelveoclocke.