Book Releases and Reviews May 31, 2022

We’ve just got one May 31 book release to review this week. A very sweet YA rivals to lovers romance set in a robotics club.

My Mechanical Romance by Alexene Farol Follmuth


This is such a sweet romance that takes place between two rivals on the high school robotics team. For Teo Luna, robotics is his passion, and he wants to be sure that everything goes perfectly his senior year. Bel is new to the school, but after impressing her physics teacher, ends up trying out and making the team. Bel and Teo immediately butt heads when Bel points out flaws in his robot’s design.

I really enjoyed the rivals to lovers in a STEM club setting. I thought the commentary on how not knowing what opportunities are out there negatively affects students, who didn’t know they needed to be preparing for a dream job they didn’t know existed. I also loved the robot competitions.

I also thought both narrators did a wonderful job of bringing everyone’s voices to life.

Other May 31 book releases we can’t wait to read are Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean and Yerba Buena by Nina Lacour.

Thanks to netgalley and the publishers for an ARC of My Mechanical Romance for review.