Review: Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Letters to the Lost is all about Juliet, who leaves letters on her mother’s gravestone as a way to process her grief. Declan is the boy who’s doing community service and stumbles across her letter. He reads it and decides to write back. The pair then communicate through letters and emails, without ever telling each other who the other person is. What’s tricky is that they go to the same school, and while Declan figures out Juliet’s identity, she’s still in the dark.

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Review: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

31575528Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
Genre: Contemporary
Publisher: Anderson Press
Pages: 400
Format: ARC Paperback
Rating: ★★★★
Note: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Dammit, Jeff Zentner, I’m crying again and it’s all your fault.

Goodbye Days took me a while to get into. I was worried I wouldn’t like it as much as I did The Serpent King, and I thought it was because I already knew the main plot hook, whereas for TSK, I was going in blind. The thought of reading about Carver, dealing with the simultaneous loss of all three of his best friends sounded heartbreaking and I had to prepare myself for the second-hand pain. Continue reading “Review: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner”

Review: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

22752127The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Genre: 
Coming Of Age, Contemporary
Published by: Random House
Pages: 380
Format: ARC e-book
Rating: ★★★★★

I received a copy of this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review.

I had no idea what to expect from this book. The title was intriguing but gives nothing away. Mostly, I took the chance because it was blurbed by Stephanie Perkins, and after reading her beautiful books, I could trust her opinion. But, this book gave me more than I could ever have expected and totally blew me away by the end.  Continue reading “Review: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner”