Plot : 3/5
Characters : 4/5
Writing : 3/5
OVERALL RATING : 3.5/5
Genre : Historical Fiction, Young Adult
Date of Release: October 31st, 2019
Publishing House: Bloomsbury
“For one summer, they ruled the city…”
July, 1981. London. Shy, working-class Steven finds solace in beauty. Eighteen years old, he dreams of being a fashion designer. He’s also gay, maybe – he hasn’t decided yet. There’s a lot Steven isn’t sure about, like whether he hates himself or thinks he’s amazing.
When he ends up in hospital after being brutally attacked by his father, he meets Jasmine, an heiress. Intoxicating, anarchic, fabulous Jasmine. Fuelled by their shared love of fashion, a friendship blossoms and soon, Steven finds himself swept into her hedonistic world, wholly beguiled. However, underneath the glitter and the frivolity, darkness lies.