Monday, February 8, 2016

Review: The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry

Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 400
Received: Received a copy from Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: January 26, 2016
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Goodreads Synopsis:

Natalie Cleary must risk her future and leap blindly into a vast unknown for the chance to build a new world with the boy she loves.

Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start... until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.

That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.

Emily Henry’s stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife, and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we’ve left untaken.

My Review:

To be honest, this book kind of slipped under my radar, even though it is kind of compared to one of my absolute favourite books of all time, The Time Traveler's Wife... After reading more into this book, I started to get a little more interested, then when I started reading it myself I was actually really taken with the story. I will say that it took me some time to truly like the story, I felt that it was slow getting into things and I couldn't really understand exactly what was happening (kind of like Natalie).

I was really surprised at the story Emily Henry came up with. it was intriguing and I wanted to learn more about what exactly was happening with Natalie and Beau. I really loved the way Henry described how things happened and it felt like time stopped when Natalie and Beau were together. I loved how the aspect of what was happening was described, Emily Henry brought this idea of alternate worlds to life with these two characters being at the center of everything.

Despite a few rough patches with this book, the romance was a bit too over the top for my liking, this book did end up getting me emotional at the end as some things are revealed to Nat about her life and how everything happened. This book really makes you think about the road not taken and how your life could be different if one small thing had changed in the past, what have you missed out on by taking that right instead of left?

The ending left me confused, and I'm still not absolutely sure about what exactly happened, I felt like there was still something left unsaid and it disappointed me. But all in all, I loved what this book offered me and it definitely gave me a new world and a new view on why things happen the way they do. 

1 comment:

  1. The cover of this one is beautiful! I've been hearing some mixed reviews, but I'm tempted to pick it up just on the fact alone that the main character's name is Natalie! I've never read a book where the character has my name haha! Might be a bit of a weird experience actually.....



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