Book Description

(From Waterstones)

The greatest love story ever told doesn’t feature kissing in the snow or racing to airports. It features pain and confusion and hope and wonder and a ban on cheesy cliches. Oh, and zombies…

Bad boys turned good, kisses in the rain, climbing through bedroom windows… It only happens in the movies.

When Audrey meets Harry, it’s the start of a truly cinematic romance – or is it?

Audrey knows that Harry is every movie cliché rolled into one. But she still chooses to let him into her heart…


Why I Bought It

A while back I read an ARC of How Do You Like Me Now and since then, I’ve been wanting to read Bourne’s YA novels. This one was on offer on Amazon so I took my chance to buy it.


Overall Thoughts

Yes, yes, yes, yes and a million times, YES!!!

I never knew I needed this book so much. I love YA romances because of how they almost always have a happy ending and are a fairytale romance. Even though I love them though, I can still see that it is not a realistic idea.

It Only Happens In The Movies follows Audrey Winters. She chooses to study how unrealistic romance films are for her Media project, whilst at the same time meeting the bad-boy-turned-good stereotype and falling into her own romance movies.

I loved that nothing was sugar-coated. I wanted Audrey and Harry to last while at the same time I chewed Audrey on every time she stood up for what she believed in.

Out of the whole book, the last chapter was the best, but I can’t say anything about that without giving out spoilers.

I love that the whole book just points out that fairytale romances don’t happen in real life, and it shows that love changes over time.

Buy It Only Happens In The Movies from Amazon here.


Rating: 📚📚📚📚📚

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Recommended to: Fans of The Exact Opposite of Okay and feminism.


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3 Comments

    1. The ending just made the whole book for me! And I actually think zombie runs are a thing? I’m sure a shopping centre near me once did one, but that was a while back 😂 it would be so much fun to do one!

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