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Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over

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A bad storm, two canceled flights, stuck in an airport with a hot stranger and the guy who broke her heart... what could go wrong?

After Sari caught her boyfriend Zev cheating on her, their romantic Florida vacation was ruined. She can't get back to NYC soon enough. Unfortunately, mother nature may have different plans. A huge storm is brewing in the Northeast, and flights
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Hardcover, 216 pages
Published May 15th 2018 by Swoon Reads
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Candace Robinson
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book I have read by Shani Petroff, and I love her writing! She dashes in the right amount of humor in such cute stories! I loved Zev!!! Now let me get to Sari, Sari, Sari... I just love saying her name because it's awesome, anyway, there was numerous times I wanted to smack some sense into her. However, I loved that she felt real and how a teen would act in her situation! I kept thinking about this story after I reached the last page!!

Review on my blog: http://literarydust.wor
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Stacee
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I’m not sure about this rating. 3 stars might be too high.

Sari and Zev are interesting characters. She’s driven and he’s nerdy and together their relationship seemed sweet. There are some other characters who were lovely and I wish we would have learned more about them {Fitz and Dylan, I’m looking at you}, but this story is 10000000% The Sari Show.

Plot wise it was a sort of lackluster. The blurb says “cheating” and I was expecting sex, but Sari does walk in on a kiss and her 2 second view of tha
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Lilly (Lair Of Books)
*HUGE thanks to Swoon Reads/Macmillan for the early review copy in exchange for my honest opinion

RTC on Lair Of Books (Link is in the bio) this was such a cute fun read with beautiful supportive parents & friendships 😄

UPDATE: FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKS

MY REVIEW...

I’d like to preface this review by stating that I am a sucker for stories set in airports…it’s my #1 setting of preference for cute rom-coms & so naturally, seeing a book with airport in the title meant I wa
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Olivia (The Candid Cover)
I have read so many books about being stranded at an airport before, but I never seem to get sick of them. Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over follows this trope, and it is just as enjoyable. The story is dramatic, and the characters are so sweet. This is a short and sweet contemporary that is the perfect pick-me-up.

Full review on The Candid Cover
Teresa
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Swoon Reads has done it again....this book had me laughing out loud in several parts and cringing with discomfort in some parts. Sari is the character that I didn't know I needed and the whole concept of trying to get home, no matter how it is done, continues to entertain me.
Zev is just as adorable as Sari, and I love how he continues to make sure that Sari knows she is a priority to him, no matter how she treats him.
Thanks Swoon for the ARC!
Kathy Martin
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sari Silver is having a bad Spring Break. First she walks into a party to find her boyfriend Zev liplocked with his ex-girlfriend. Then she realizes that they had both planned to head to Florida for Spring Break to visit their grandparents and spend some time together. Now, she doesn't want to be anywhere near him. He keeps texting and calling and saying that he can explain, but she doesn't give him a chance.

She hitches a ride to the airport with her best friend Trina and manages to get on an ea
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Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
This was always going to be a risky book for me to read because it mentions cheating. Cheating is a big no-no for me. I've dealt with it enough in reality that I try to avoid it in fiction. Despite this, I was drawn to this book, though. Admittedly, what I expected was nothing like it turned out. I thought everything would happen on the trip home, as in some big, bad cheating would happen during the holiday. But actually, it all happens before, and it's a kiss. Sari decides to still go on her tr ...more
Samantha (WLABB)
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was all heart-eyes for Petroff's last book, My New Crush Gave to Me, and was eager to read more of her work. She has a knack for creating a story that is fun, humorous, and heartwarming with just the right amount of drama to keep it interesting, and she has done so once again with Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over.

• Pro: I liked Sari a lot. I didn't necessarily always agree with her avoidance tactics, but when she listened to her heart and her conscience, she made some good choices.

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Karlita
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If I ask my eighteen-year-old self and put my own shoes on Sari, I would also feel terrible and cheated. But the rational part of me would kick in to do a gut check before setting the score and make myself swallow in pity or be miserable for a potential breakup.

I understood that Sari was hurt but if only she had listen, plain and simple, everything would turned out differently. She, herself said that she trust Zev but she instantly ju
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Emily (Obsessed Reader)
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I definitely don’t feel like this book lived up to the first of Petroff’s books that I read, which was My New Crush Gave to Me. However, I still thought this was a very cute contemporary, and it was very fun. I wished that some things had happened differently plot-wise, but of course that’s just my personal opinion that others may not agree with. Overall enjoyable and a very quick read, great for summer and for contemporary lovers!
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I was so excited when I heard about a new book by Shani Petroff .. her stories are simple and almost drama free, this book is no different, it's about a messed up situation where Sira is stuck in a road trip with her cheating ex .. but I was really bored when we reached the half point and nothing was actually happening .. Sira is so annoying and judgmental to no end and I really didn't connect with her at all .. the story could've been better if the ending was different
but overall it was kind o
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Marie
May 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-releases, arcs
I think it's more of a 3,5? Still thinking about it.
This book was a quick, fun and fast-paced read for sure and I enjoyed following the main characters' struggles and appreciated the original setting and short time frame of only a couple days, too. I just felt a bit, frustrated because I would have loved to know the characters a little bit more, so many were interesting and had potential, but we only got to know them on the surface.
Still, it was an entertaining read I'd recommend if you're look
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Candyce Kirk
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book for a spot on the blog tour! I want to thank the author, publisher and Xpresso Book Tours for that :).

I have read My New Crush Gave to Me and loved it and this one sounded amazing as well. I wasn't disappointed! I read this in one sitting (except for some kitten cuddles in between)! Sari was a fun character, and while this book was predictable (not a bad thing), it went ways I didn't expect. This is a great book to read this summer.

My full review can
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Lisa Mandina
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars really. This was one that I really ended up liking a lot! It honestly felt really realistic in how the characters behaved for the most part. It had a lot of humorous bits, and pop culture references, which I really enjoy. For example, it even mentioned Goodreads! I picked it up, and couldn't seem to put it down, it kept me turning pages (digital pages on my Nook, so a lot of tapping on the side of the screen). I like the way the "new/rebound" romance actually ended up going, it seemed ...more
Jenny
Dec 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, ya
I am adding this author to my instant buy list. Her books are so good. They're super quick to read (they're hard to put down). They're cute and cheesy but in a good way. I have to admit though after reading this I think I'll avoid the airport for awhile (I haven't flown for probably 4 years so I think I'm safe).

*received a copy through netgalley to review.
Katherine Paschal
**Stop by my blog @ http://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/... during the tour for a chance to win prizes**

The basis for the book is about heartbreak and stress, but the random bits of humor and lightheartedness were what really made me like the story. It's hard to get too down when your bestie turns your evil ex into Voldemort in your phone because you don't want his name mentioned. Or when said evil ex and your mom have a text relationship with inside jokes you know nothing about. I am a huge fa
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Kelly
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
***Full review on wildandwonderfulreads.com

My favorite thing about Young Adult Contemporary books is how relatable they are! Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over is a quick, cute read that threw me back to young high school love and how shattered the smallest thing could make me feel then.

Shani Petroff is no stranger to authoring well-loved YA Contemporaries — her lineup includes My New Crush Gave to Me and Romeo & What’s Her Name. Her writing is smooth, easy, and enjoyable. Personally,
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Emma
May 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs, reviews
Grade: D+
An ARC was provided by Macmillan in exchange for an honest review.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Romances that begin at airports can be great fiction fodder. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is one of my favorite examples of this trope. Unfortunately, where that YA fave succeeds, Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over falters.
From the start, I expected Sari and Fitz to have more of a flirtation and an almost-relationship at the very least. Instead, Sari's romantic
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Michelle
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Let me start by saying I really love all of Shani Petroff's books and this didn't disappoint. Sari was planning on spending spring break in Florida with her boyfriend. Until, she walks in on him kissing his ex-girlfriend! I really liked Sari. She handled the situation as well as can be expected. The heartbreak Sari feels is very realistic. Even though Sari is devastated by the events, she manages to find some good throughout her trip. On her way back home, it was the flight from Hades!! Anything ...more
Autumn
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
What I loved: This was a great clean YA book. Easy to recommend to younger YA readers. Some YA right now hits too many hot button topics and makes it hard to recommend to the younger YA readers, this one could easily be recommended.
What I liked: The characters are endearing. The story is a nice and fun read. With a nice ending.
What I hated: Can't say that I hated anything about it.
Jenia
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Jeraca
Nov 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, read-but-unowned
I received this free eARC novel from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review.

Sari has things going on for her. She just went to an AMAZING concert with her best friend, and then she is going to Florida with her boyfriend for spring break. No parentals, sunshine instead of Manhattan's dreary weather, and sometimes hanging out with her grandma, who she was staying with.

But when Sari shows up to the "party of the year" where her boyfriend is, she finds Zev kissing his ex-girlfriend. Now, thing
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Chelsea
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it

I have some mixed thoughts on this book, so please stick with me while I try and spew them all out and make them make some sort of sense. This book starts way sooner than I expected it to. I knew the main plot was being stuck in an airport in Florida with an ex who cheated, but we start back in New York before the trip and before the ex is even an ex. So if you plan to start this off pretty quickly and be filled in on the back story, don't, because the book will give you all that before you need
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J.
Actual rating: 3.5 stars.

I received an ARC via work with no obligation to leave a personal review.

I really enjoyed this! I had been in a slump for reading for work, and I don't know what it is about Swoon Reads titles, but they just suck me in, in a great way, even though the writing is not always as polished as in other books. I must say, though, that I like Shani Petroff's writing enough and am definitely interested in reading her other books! (I have My New Crush Gave to Me but just haven't g
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Biz
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Sunny Shelly Reads
3.5 Stars

I easily read this book in a single sitting. The blurb for Airports, Exes And Other Things I'm Over says that Sari catches her boyfriend cheating, but it's just a kiss. This book is a clean romance between high schoolers, but full of drama.

Sari catches her boyfriend Zev kissing another girl at a party, and takes off alone for their plannned spring break trip to go visit their respective grandparents in Florida. Zev doesn't give up trying to get Sari to talk to him so he can explain, but
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Olivia
May 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: readin2018
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Cassie
May 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Wow! I found this book to be a super quick and engaging read. Even though Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over spans over a week, Sari and Zev’s story definitely encompasses so much to unravel. And you know that saying, “when it rains it pours”? Well, when it came to Sari’s spring break and her one shot to sing at a local club, anything and everything seems to go wrong in the span of a few days.

One of my favorite characters in the book was Zev. I loved that his goal was to explain any misc
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Janelle Hackbarth
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
After reading the author's prior work, "My New Crush Gave to Me", I knew I had to read her next work. I love to travel, and after reading the plot of this book, I wanted to read more.

Fans of Shani Petroff, you will NOT be disappointed. This book has a great romance that you're not sure if you want to root for it to succeed or be voting against it to fail.

It will take you on a journey from a Manhattan club, to a Florida retirement home (wish I could have seen a little more of Florida), to a busy
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Lynda Dickson
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 14+
Shelves: young-adult
Sari catches her boyfriend Zev kissing his ex-girlfriend on the night before their planned spring break in Florida. She goes on her own and meets Fitz, a handsome college junior. Zev follows her there in an attempt to win her back, but she’s having none of it. When Sari heads home for her dream music gig, her flight gets canceled, and she’s stuck in the airport with Fitz and Zev. Things aren't looking too good for Sari. Will she forgive Zev or will she move on with Fitz?

The plot is a bit contriv
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Shani Petroff is the author of the YA novels Romeo and What's Her Name (Macmillan/Feb. 2017) and My New Crush Gave to Me (Macmillan/Oct. 2017) and the tween series, Bedeviled (Penguin). She is also the co-author of Ash.
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