This book. This. This is the reason why I read. *standing ovation*
I do not cry at books. I will tear up and that is usually as far it goes. Last year, I did have tears stream down my face a little at the book “A Monster Calls” by Patrick Ness. I do not usually react so strongly to a novel.
There are books that speak to you. Ones that feature such strong voices that you can’t wait to get back to them when you are going about your day-to-day. Worlds that you live in in your mind when you aren’t reading about them. This book was such a read for me.
I was so beyond moved and touched at this work. Mere words don’t seem to do it justice.
I was sent a review copy and I already can’t wait to see what happens next.
This series I am an instant fan of.
Now, let’s get super real here: It wasn’t 100% perfect. There were parts that were a bit of a slow build. Some readers may not like that.
There were moments were it felt real and so emotionally raw that it was hard to keep reading because I had to keep looking away, frantically blinking through the tears to see what happened next.
This story MOVED me.
It inspired me.
It touched me and felt so vivid that at times I literally had to pause to look off into the distance and just let the ideas and concepts settle in my mind.
I read a lot. A lot a lot. Like up to 88 books read so far this year alone and 200 last year and this book is among my top three of the last two years combined for emotionally moving books read.
I am so happy that the author decided to make this a reality. To put in the time and effort to craft this story. I don’t say that lightly.
I am still so in awe of this that I can’t wait to be able to talk about it with more people once it releases.
*standing ovation continues*
Page Count: 496
Genre: Teens & YA
Expected Publication Date: August 29, 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers