I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.All Signs Point to Yes by Cam Montgomery, Adrianne White, g. haron davis, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Mark Oshiro, Eric Smith, Emery Lee, Byron Graves, Karuna Riazi, Roselle Lim, Alexandra Villasante, Lily Anderson, Kiana Nguyen
Published by Inkyard Press on May 31, 2022
Genres: YA Contemporary, YA Contemporary Romance, YA LGBTQ, YA Magical Realism
Source: the publisher
A literal star-studded anthology that delivers a love story for every star sign straight from the hearts of thirteen multicultural YA authors.
A haunted Aquarius finds love behind the veil. An ambitious Aries will do anything to stay in the spotlight. A foodie Taurus discovers the best eats in town (with a side of romance). A witchy Cancer stumbles into a curious meet-cute.
Whether it’s romantic, platonic, familial, or something else you can’t quite define, love is the thing that connects us. All Signs Point to Yes will take you on a journey from your own backyard to the world beyond the living as it settles us among the stars for thirteen stories of love and life.
These stories will touch your heart, speak to your soul, and have you reaching for your horoscope forevermore.
I loved how this book went through every sign, even one I hadn’t heard of before, but I think was a 13th that used to be considered part of the Astrological signs we know and use or think about these days. As with any other anthology I read that isn’t all by authors I know and love, and has many new to me authors, some stories worked, some I loved, and some I ended up not finishing. So a few notes from my reading this.
The story that I really liked earliest in the book was the second story, the one about the Taurus. It was a sweet second chance kind of romance story, with so many aspects that captured the world today, food trucks, online influencers, and even set in Canada!
Of course I ended up loving the Libra story, since I am a Libra, the characteristics given at the beginning were so true for me. But I loved that the story was called Fake Scorpio, because I know I’ve had people try to tell me based on my birthdate, October 22nd that I was really a Scorpio. A little different from the actual story, but still this one clicked for me.
All the stories had a little difference to them. Some were magical realism, some were actually even more fantasy, and then there were some just really contemporary romance type stories. There were LGBTQ as well as hetero-romance, and even some stories that weren’t really even romance in the basic plot or storyline. So really, like the synopsis says, there is something in this for everyone.