"Detroit, what up doe!" ~ 3%
What initially attracted me to Love Radio was the setting: my beloved city of Detroit. Secondly, it features a main character that loves music. Last of all, the author is Michigan-born. The description says this new YA novel is Hitch meets The Sun is Also a Star. How can it not grab my interest?
Prince is a teenage self-professed love doctor with a popular radio show. DJ Love Jones' advice on the Detroit radio station is quite popular and valued. But the true test is if he can take own advice and fall in love. Dani is a girl with a plan: graduate high school with honors, earn a scholarship and become a famous author in NYC. She is not looking for love or checking for the confident radio DJ. Dani gives Prince three dates to convince they can fall in love.
Love Radio is not just a lovesick romance among high schoolers. It also deals with heavier issues such as sexual assault and illness. Even with this balance, it follows a common road that young adult books tend to follow. There was no element of surprise but more-so running through the pages because I knew what was coming next...and it did. For this reason, well-read adults can pass on this new release; this is fit for young readers.
Happy Early Pub Day, Ebony LaDelle! Love Radio will be available Tuesday, May 31.
Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.
Title: Love Radio
Author: Ebony LaDelle
Published: May 2022
Genre: YA Romance
Rating: 🖤 🖤