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The author has a captivating writing style and her imagery draws you in. After just a couple chapters, you feel vested in the character's lives. It's a very engaging story that you won't want to put down!
this book was absolutely fantastic & is, without a doubt, one of my favorite reads of 2017. i fell in love with the cover the moment i laid eyes on it, & upon reading the synopsis, i just knew this book was going to be something special. i have to admit, i wasn't i huge fan of the author's first book, but this book took my breath away. this book is so very special that i am having a hard time writing this review, as i'm finding it difficult to convey just how very special & meaningful it is. this story held me captivated from the beginning to end, & with each turn of a page, i was completely swept away by the pure magic of it all.
something that i really love about this book is how refreshingly unique it is. seriously, this book is unlike anything i have ever read before. it's a fantasy (of sorts?) mixed with contemporary & the way in which magical realism was woven throughout the story was truly spectacular. i am a big fan of magical realism, & it was done flawlessly in this book.
emily henry's writing was spellbindingly beautiful & haunting, & i eagerly breathed in each & every word on each & every page. there were so many passages that i found myself rereading several times, just because they resonated with me so much.
this novel explored so many important topics, such as grief, family, friendship, & love, & it was done in such a vivid & unique way.
the angle in which the author tackled the subject of grief was one of my favorite things about this book. it was just so very real, & the magical elements interwoven with the storyline only helped to bolster just how powerful & consuming grief can be. there is so much more i want to say about this book (& i will probably add more at some point) but i really feel that it's best to just go into this story not knowing too much, & allow yourself to be swept away just as i was.
This is Emily Henry's second published book and while I also really enjoyed "The Love that Split the World", I liked this even one better. Both books are categorized as Young Adult and they are very appropriate for younger readers. So often I read books that either don't have fully developed characters, or that have descriptions that go on and on. Emily is such a talented writer that she is able to paint vivid pictures with tight, but melodic writing. You quickly get to know her characters and you enjoy being on their journey of discovery with them. Emily got inspiration from "Romeo and Juliet", but she made the story her own. It's a great read for the young adult and (like me) the not-so-young, as well.