Happy Thursday! You know what that means… time for a new TBR Thursday!
My feature was totally influenced by Teresa @ Readers Live a Thousand Lives and her On My Shelf posts. I love love love the idea of spotlighting a title from my shelf (or, you know, my eReader) and seeing what you think about it. Have you read it? Should I read it or put it back on the shelf? Sometimes it seems like everyone is reading the same books at the same time and older titles have a way of just fading from the radar. I love this way of featuring an older title and, of course, getting a chance to talk about it with other bloggers and readers. And I want to force myself to do it regularly, hence the TBR Thursday title.
If you’d like to join in on the fun, I’ve created a banner you can use – or you can always make your own! (Right click and save as to grab the image for yourself.) Share your links in the comments and I’ll swing by and visit!
Now, let’s talk about this week’s pick, shall we?
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publication date: January 26, 2016
Format: Hardcover, 390 pages
How I got it: I bought it!
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
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.
I’m not afraid to admit that I first fell for the cover of this book, long before I ever read the blurb. But once I did read it and saw Friday Night Lights mentioned, it hit my wishlist. I’d seen mixed reviews so I was definitely on the fence, but then it arrived in one of my subscription boxes and I took it as a sign. But… those mixed reviews are still out there and making me nervous.
Have you read The Love That Split the World?
Should I read it or put it back on the shelf?