This book is so very much. It’s a love story, a tale of tragedy, a story of folktales, and a story of the Otherworlds in one ambitious undertaking.
Natalie has always felt different. No surprise, considering that she’s adopted. But there’s also the matter of seeing things that others can’t even imagine. It’s just part of who she is. And she’s especially comforted by late night visits from “Grandmother”, a kindly elderly apparition. Grandmother has always been a soothing force in her life, a source of comfort and stability. Until the night that Grandmother comes with an eerie warning: “You have three months to save him.” No other hints or clues as to who this “him” might be.
It’s around this time that she also begins seeing glimpses of another world, with other people. Sometimes what she sees is familiar but not really. Like peering through a looking glass into the past. And she’s not the only one with this ability. There’s Beau, who of course is handsome and kind and confident and all those wonderful things that teenagers love. But can he help figure out just who it is that’s in need of saving?
This debut novel by Emily Henry is beautiful. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect going in, so it took me a bit longer to digest it all. It’s a somewhat lengthy book at almost 400 pages, but it’s necessary to fully tell the story. And don’t rush the ending like I did. As such, I found myself going back to reread on more than one occasion.
Buy It Now: The Love That Split the World