Sunday, 23 July 2017

Review - Abroad by Liz Jacobs

Nick has always felt out of place. Now in London for university - after travelling from the US, he feels even more out of place.

Then he meets Izzy and her friends - especially the handsome and somewhat grumpy Dex.

Nick struggles with his anxiety, his sexuality and what his family back home will think.

Meanwhile, Dex - having previously suffered a bad break-up, doesn't want to let Nick in at first, but Nick has a way about him that Dex can't stay away from.

Izzy - bright, bubbly and unashamedly living out lout - comes up against her own issues with her previously-assumed sexuality.

Abroad is one of those books - you open it up and you just kind of fall in. It's comforting and uneasy at the same time. All of the characters - particularly the core three of Nick, Izzy and Dex - are particularly well-realised. And although you know what's coming, you can't help but become invested in the story and the characters.

It does end on a bit of a cliffhanger, and so I'm just hanging out for book two.


  1. That sounds like a great book. I like what you said about "you open it up and you just kind of fall in." That's always a great feeling, isn't it? :)

  2. It's the best feeling, I think. She's a very deft writer, and I'm hanging out for the second book. :)