Welcome to New York


Fiction - New Adult
388 Pages
Reviewed on 09/03/2018
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Author Biography

Luana Ferraz is a Brazilian writer and translator. She currently lives in São Paulo, but her mind wanders everywhere. She's graduated in translation and interpretation and has been working in this area for years. She loves translation, as for her it is nothing more than reinterpreting stories, but her greatest passion is telling stories of her own. Luana has been writing and creating stories for as long as she can remember. Her first creative work was a series of comics on a thief that wore a beanie and always ended up in jail. She was seven years old. As a teenager, she started writing poems and even music - the quality of which was very questionable. She discovered fanfiction and ventured in that a little bit, until she found out how to create her own characters. She is usually found wearing headphones and typing - in her notebook, phone or just writing down an idea on the Disney-themed notepad she keeps in her purse. She is probably writing right now.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite

Welcome to New York by Luana Ferraz is a clean romance that follows two characters who have left their homes in other cities in order to find themselves – even if it means running away from their troubles – in New York. Harry has arrived from England with his plans in shambles and Alana has moved in from a flyover state in order to make her way on the theatrical road to Broadway. Both arrive with plenty of baggage, although not so much in the traditional sense in that it's almost entirely emotional. Whether or not they can make it in the Big Apple with or without the other (and with some old skeletons hot on their tails) is a question best left to the talented Luana Ferraz.

Welcome to New York is exactly the type of story I needed after reading a whole string of books at the opposite end of the spectrum. It's refreshing and wholesome and just plain wonderful. Harry and Alana are both characters that are easy to empathize with and even easier to root for. They are authentic and stubborn and faulty and lovable, even at the times when they fail to see these characteristics in themselves. The setting of New York almost becomes another character, depicted in a way that wraps the entire story up in a perfectly imperfect bow. Luana Ferraz is a skilled storyteller and this is the kind of book that one can imagine playing out on the big screen. Thankfully, we don't have to wait for that. I'd recommend this book to all those who enjoy a solid romance with all of the right plot twists to keep you aching until the inevitable and happy end.

Eliza

It's like reading a Gilmore Girls story! Do you know that feeling you have when finishing a book or a film where you think "OMG, despite everything, the world is a beautiful place!"? That's what I felt when finishing Welcome To New York, in fact, that was the feeling the whole time. Loving characters, great writing, I couldn't stop reading. I can't imagine someone not liking that story.

Liz

Two people, each filled with angst, meet and grow an emotional support system that becomes a deep love. Good characters, and story lines.

Hope

Wonderful book. Very real story and characters. Looking forward to more from this Author.

Beatriz

WTNY is amazing! Forget crazy tales that end up being unrealistic, because here, you will be happy, sad, nervous and anxious, as well as in your own day-to-day life. The characters are well built and will make you fall in love with each of them, with a real desire to enter the book and hug them, or give advice and scold them when necessary! The story is super tightly tied and the last chapter will make you melt.
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Marina

The story flows seamlessly and holds you from start to finish. The characters are very well built, incredibly complex! When I finished the book, I got that feeling of wanting more, you know? The reading experience is delicious! The book has very powerful themes, which are treated with delicacy. I totally recommend it!
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Patricia

Very light reading, very cute story of a cute couple... I was very surprised to learn the author is Brazilian!!!! Very, very good English!!! I recommend it!
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Catia

The construction of the characters is incredible, I loved every little detail! The story grips you from start to finish, you feel like you're there in the coffee shop with them. The reading flows very easily, I recommend it to everyone!
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Luciana

A captivating story from start to finish. It's hard to talk about it without giving away spoilers, but we get involved with the characters the whole story, cheering for them.
The text is light and the reading flows very easily, well better than what we see out there lately.
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