This week, I'm waiting on...
The Love That Split the World
by Emily Henry
Expected publication: January 26th 2016
Genres: Young Adult; Time-Travel; Fantasy
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.
Oooooh, I love the sound of this! If I’d come across this book and read the synopsis a couple of years ago, I would have instantly dismissed it as I never thought time-travel would be “my thing.” But, thanks to a few awesome books I read the past fifteen months or so, I’m starting to get a new obsession! Oh, and I have to mention the cover: just look at it, it’s gorgeous!
What do you think of The Love that Split the World? (I don’t know why, but the title totally reminds me of Soundgarden. *Shrugs*) Do you like time-travel books, and do you have any recommendations? And what new bookish releases are you waiting on this week?
Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Reading!
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