Final Draft

Final Draft

The only sort of risk 18-year-old Laila Piedra enjoys is the peril she writes for the characters in her stories: epic sci-fi worlds full of quests, forbidden love, and robots. Her creative writing teacher has always told her she has a special talent. But three months before her graduation, he's suddenly replaced—by Nadiya Nazarenko, a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who is sadistically critical and perpetually unimpressed.
 
At first, Nazarenko’s eccentric assignments seem absurd. But before long, Laila grows obsessed with gaining the woman’s approval. Soon Laila is pushing herself far from her comfort zone, discovering the psychedelic highs and perilous lows of nightlife, temporary flings, and instability. Dr. Nazarenko has led Laila to believe that she must choose between perfection and sanity—but rejecting her all-powerful mentor may be the only way for Laila to thrive.
 

Title:Final Draft
ISBN:9781419728723
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About Riley Redgate

i wrote Seven Ways We Lie, Noteworthy, and Final Draft, and i use Goodreads primarily to complain about my emotional injuries at the hands of sadistic authors


    Final Draft Reviews

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    This is one of those rare books that is an organic piece of life itself. It has been a full month since I read this book and I am still so shook by it and so invested and,,, oh my god. Guys, do not ...

  • Riley Redgate

    edit 5/29/18: two weeks away from this book coming out and i find myself wanting to make apologies for it: for the leisurely pacing, the episodic plot, the lengthy excursions into distant corners of t...

  • Dahlia

    This was such a highly anticipated book for me because I think Riley Redgate is, content-wise, one of the most interesting YA authors right now, and this did not disappoint. A book about a self-consci...

  • joey (thoughts and afterthoughts)

    "sadistically critical and perpetually unimpressed."I'VE NEVER RELATED SO MUCH TO A BOOK'S PREMISE/CHARACTER....

  • Fatma

    "When had she risked anything, really? She looked back through her life and saw a procession of schoolday routines, chores, conversational chatter. She felt like a witness to the massacre of all her ...

  • Trevor

    1.5 stars Admittedly, I am not the biggest Riley Redgate fan. I didn't enjoy Seven Ways We Lie & I've had Noteworthy on my TBR forever. But when I read the synopsis for this, I was hooked. Perfectioni...

  • Marie

    Hello this book was adorable, writing struggles, adorable romance, relatable main characters, I reaaaaaaaaally enjoyed this and please add it to your TBRs. <3Full review coming soon!...

  • ambsreads

    a very realistic look at lifefull review to come. ...

  • Atlas

    She bowed under the heaviness of the hours she hadn't lived yet* * * * 4 / 5When I finished Final Draft my main emotion was sad. Redgate portrayed depression and grief so realistically, it made me fee...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)

    “Laughter formed coils around them, thick rings between their bodies and the world. The galaxy drew in and in until its entire contents were this room, hardwood to crown molding, this light, gold ...