Book Reviews, Contemporary, Romance, YA

It Sounded Better In My Head- Nina Kenwood

Publication Date: April 7, 2020
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Pages: 272
Dates Read: March 26-27, 2020
Format: eARC provided by Publisher through NetGalley



“When her parents announce their impending divorce, Natalie can’t understand why no one is fighting, or at least mildly upset.

Then Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, hook up, leaving her feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward. She’d always imagined she would end up with Zach one day―in the version of her life that played out like a TV show, with just the right amount of banter, pining, and meaningful looks.

Now everything has changed, and nothing is quite making sense. Until an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up even further.”



I thought this debut novel was super cute! The main character Natalie reminded me a lot of myself at her age, though I struggled with differing issues from her. I found the romance aspect of the book to be so lovely, deep and genuine, which I find uncommon in YA novels.

The only reason I knocked it down a star is because at times, being inside Natalie’s head, with all her teen angst, got to be slightly repetitive which came across as annoying occasionally. Other than that, I really enjoyed this one!

Special thanks to the publisher and author for providing a review copy via NetGalley in exchange only for my honest thoughts and review.

2 thoughts on “It Sounded Better In My Head- Nina Kenwood”

  1. This book sounds cute, but contemporary is not usually my thing so I’m still unsure if I want to read it.
    But including your review, I’ve seen a bunch of other positives reviews for it, so I’m curious haha 🙂


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