{Blog Tour} Review: Kids These Days (Stories from Luna East Arts Academy Vol. 1)

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Title: Kids These Days (Stories from Luna East Arts Academy Vol. 1)
Authors: Too many to type (just search it on Goodreads and then you’ll see)
Format acquired: ebook (.mobi)
Source: Received from the blog tour organizer (thank you, Dia!)
Publication date: February 8, 2014


The stories from LUNA EAST ARTS ACADEMY are about love. And also, friends, food, kissing, rumors, mean people, insecurities, birthdays, breakups, making up. We set it in an arts academy because we wanted everyone to have a talent, and know it. Because no one is ordinary, if you know them well enough.
Who are you, at LUNA EAST? Are you a popular kid, a wallflower, a drama club diva, a debate whiz? Visit lunaeastacademy.org to read more stories from #LUNAEAST, and submit your own. For readers 16 and up.


I was hit by memories reminiscent from my high school days (it feels like its yesterday to me) when I read this anthology. All those tears, laughter, heartbreak, swoony moments (with your crushes), and many other memorable moments that I’ve experienced during my high school days flooded back into my mind. I was like looking into a big screen while it played those scenes.

My mind didn’t register the words I read at first but eventually, I get the hang of it. Some of the stories were cheesy but it’s not the kind where you cringe at its cheesiness. It has the too-much-cheesiness-but-it’s-so-fluffy-I’m-gonna-swoon kind of feeling into it. I fell in love with You Are The Apple of My Eye by Addie Lynn Co and Picture Me Naked by D.R. Lee. If I have my favorite ones, I also have my not so favorite ones (those so-so stories for me). I prefer not to mention the titles of those stories but the reasons why I don’t like them were because (1) I’m just not into those kind of theme in a story, (2) left me with a big question mark in mind and (3) a bit bore-ish for me. The only complain I have is that most of the stories left me hanging (the kind wherein you would want to throw something in front of you because you’re too frustrated). Did all the authors in this anthology planned for their stories to end in a cliffhanger? Is there going to be a continuation to the stories or is the stories left to end like that? Ugh. I want a continuation to all of the stories in this anthology.

This anthology may not be the best out there but it will certainly pull your attention on it. It has a variety of stories on it. It just doesn’t focus on love; there are stories in here about friendship, about heartbreaks, about family drama, student life, etc. If what you’re looking is something light, fluffy and short to read then this is the right one for you.

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  1. "Some of the stories were cheesy but it’s not the kind where you cringe at its cheesiness." sometimes you just can't help but cringe and cringe and cringe, but I'm glad that this isn't the case here. What? They all end with a cliff hanger? LOL. The concepts are totally me, but I don't know. I don't handle cliff hangers well O.o I'm glad you liked it as a whole though :)