Review: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Title: Tell Me Three Things

Author: Julie Buxbaum

Published: 05 April 2016 | Delacorte Press

Date Read: 16 April 2017

Synopsis:

Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.

In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?

Julie Buxbaum mixes comedy and tragedy, love and loss, pain and elation, in her debut YA novel filled with characters who will come to feel like friends.

Tell Me Three Things is probably one of the fastest book I’ve read this year. I read it about a week ago, in one sitting (roughly 4-5 hours) and GAAAAAA I’m totally fan-girling about this book because it was so so so good and amazing!!!

“My mom once told me that the world is divided into two kinds of people: the ones who love their high school years and the ones who spend the next decade recovering from them.”

Jessie’s first week at her fancy new school was a disaster. Transferring from Chicago to Los Angeles, it’s been a huge transition. Add in the fact that her mother died two years ago, and her dad remarried a fancy-rich girl from LA. It’s been a rough start for Jessie. Until she received an email from an anonymous person who refer to himself as “Somebody/Nobody or SN”. As SN said, navigating the wilds of Wood Valley High School ain’t easy and that’s the reason he initiated sending an email to Jessie to help her navigate the jungle in the concrete city.

I loved Jessie. She’s an amazing character. She’s still grieving the loss of her mother (she actually know the exact number of days since she died) and I do feel her pain, hurt and anger. As the story progress, we get to know who Jessie really is. She looks strong and confident on the outside but inside she’s trying her best not to show her weaknesses. I love her wit and intelligence. She’s one of the most amazing characters I’ve read.

The secondary characters also played an amazing part in the story. Dri, Agnes and even Theo – Jessi’s new step-brother, I have come to love as well.

Of course, the story will not be complete without the romance and I enjoy each page of that said romance. I enjoy how Jessie and SN’s virtual relationship really worked. Their connection is palpable and I really enjoy their everyday conversations especially when they started this tell-me-three-things game.

I’m also hooked with the whole chase on who really SN is in real-life. I have my suspects or erm guesses who SN really is that’s why I’m quite afraid if it isn’t who I thought it is. But luckily, my guess is right!!! Yay!! I loved SN and I can say that I loved who he is IRL (if that’s not spoiling or anything). Another plus point for me is that there is no love triangle or any complications like that. The romance is linear and I loved it and I’m swooning over it!

“Were all better versions if ourselves when we get extra time to craft the perfect message.”

I really admire the overall message of the story about familial relationships as well as school relationships. Overall, I totally enjoyed each page of Tell Me Three Things, I will definitely be on the look out for the future works of Julie Buxbaum.

PS. Before reading this, I just finished Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda and I’m surprised that I’ll be facing another story with a virtual romance but I’m not surprised that I loved it just as much as I loved Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda. *wink*

Blog Tour & ARC Review + Giveaway: How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake

Title: How to Make a Wish

Author: Ashley Herring Blake

Published: 02 May 2017 | HMH Books for Young Readers

Date Read: 29 April 2017

Synopsis:

All seventeen year-old Grace Glasser wants is her own life. A normal life in which she sleeps in the same bed for longer than three months and doesn’t have to scrounge for spare change to make sure the electric bill is paid. Emotionally trapped by her unreliable mother, Maggie, and the tiny cape on which she lives, she focuses on her best friend, her upcoming audition for a top music school in New York, and surviving Maggie’s latest boyfriend—who happens to be Grace’s own ex-boyfriend’s father.

Her attempts to lay low until she graduates are disrupted when she meets Eva, a girl with her own share of ghosts she’s trying to outrun. Grief-stricken and lonely, Eva pulls Grace into midnight adventures and feelings Grace never planned on. When Eva tells Grace she likes girls, both of their worlds open up. But, united by loss, Eva also shares a connection with Maggie. As Grace’s mother spirals downward, both girls must figure out how to love and how to move on.

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Ashley Herring Blake’s debut book Suffer Love has been a remarkable read for me last year. I loved how uniquely the plot of that book was written as well as the characters. That’s why I made it my mission to ensure that I’ll get to read her upcoming novels as well.

I’ve read my fair share of diverse books but this is the first F/F YA story that I’ll be reading. I don’t know what to expect. I’m excited and curious all at the same time. How To Make a Wish is another remarkable story given by Ashley Herring Blake about two-girls who found each other on what may be the lowest points of their lives.

Grace is channeling all her focus in finishing High-School and soon going to a top music school in New York to do what she loves – playing the piano. I really admire Grace’s character. She’s smart, talented, strong-willed and dedicated. These were shown thru her passion in playing the piano, her relationship with his friends and her mother.

“I can’t leave her. She’s my mom; I’m her kid. We belong together.”

Grace and her mom doesn’t have the perfect relationship. Grace’s mom, Maggie is spontaneous, reckless, unreliable and unpredictable leaving Grace into the mother role of their so-called mother-daughter relationship. The way their relationship was written is raw, heartbreaking, painful and real. I literally shed a tear or two after reading several events between Maggie and Grace that are literally sad. With these events shown, we were given a window to see why Grace is feeling the way that she’s feeling – her anger, sadness and helplessness. I really admire her strength as a teen and her love for her mother.

Eva, on the other hand is grieving. She’s grieving the loss of her mom. She’s running from her own demons. I actually had a hard time getting to know Eva. The book already ended but it feels like I still don’t know her that well. Which I think could’ve been remedied by giving her a chapter or two because it feels like I only saw glimpses of her and her life.

“Up there, I didn’t belong to a messed-up mother. She wasn’t the grieving daughter. We were just Grace and Eva.”

“Just Grace and Eva. Two girls who need to feel young and free, need to feel like girls. Need to scream from the top of a lighthouse and eat peanut butter out of a jar and swear and accidentally brush up against each other and giggle about it. “

Grace and Eva are cute together. The chemistry is there! I love their moments in the lighthouse where they are simply Grace and Eva.

The main thing that makes this book stand out is the author was brave enough to introduce us to a set of characters that are not afraid of their sexuality. The main characters Grace and Eva are both bisexual. I really appreciate how real the sexuality of Grace and Eva were portrayed in the story. I also kind of like how we’re saved from all the “coming-out” stuffs because their family and friends easily accepted them. This part was thoughtfully written.

The set of supporting characters that this book has was also easy to love. Luca – Grace’s best friend was so charming. His mom Emmy has been a great help as well. I even ended up liking Jay Lanier!

The storyline flowed smoothly. The setting was dreamy as well – the little coastal town of Cape Katie. And above all, for me, the author well portrayed the F/F relationship in the story.

Overall, How To Make a Wish is a very heartwarming story. The ending was inspiring. It leaves us a very good note of accepting and loving who you really are and who you’re friends and love ones are. And, believing that dreams do come true. You just surely need to chase them.

“If you really want something, baby, the stars won’t help you. You have to reach out and take it.”

 

Ashley Herring Blake is a reader, writer, and mom to two boisterous boys. She holds a Master’s degree in teaching and loves coffee, arranging her books by color, and watching Buffy over and over again on Netflix with her friends. She’s the author of the young adult novels SUFFER LOVE and HOW TO MAKE A WISH.

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Anticipated Releases: May 2017

I’m very much excited to share to all of you my Anticipated Releases for May! There are a LOT of awesome releases to come this month. I haven’t even finished my TBR for April and May is already showering me and all of us with tons of awesome books!

So without further adieu, here are some of my anticipated releases for May…

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han
Release Date: 02 May 2017

I don’t know if this will be the last book for this series but I’m totally not complaining. We’re getting more Lara Jean & Peter! Yay! I’m so excited to get back on this book world. I’m also excited to read about all the characters (especially Kitty!) I’m hoping and praying that everything will turn out okay. Jenny Han, please don’t ruin this! 😉


Avenged (Ruined #2) by Amy Tintera
Release Date: 02 May 2017

And the story of Emelina Flores of Ruina continued. Ruined left me at the edge of my seat with the way it ended and now Emelina is back after rescuing her sister. There’s a war that is being planned but after being on the other side of it Emelina isn’t as sure about this war. I’m hoping for a good war scene and another meet-up between Emelina and Cass.


Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman
Release Date: 02 May 2017

To say I’m excited for this book is a complete understatement. I’M SO ECSTATIC TO GET MY HANDS ON THIS BOOK! I’m not excited because a lot of people are excited to read this precious thing, I’m excited because this book is more than just the hype that it has. It’s more than just the usual summer contemporary read. Just from the blurbs, previews and early reviews, the story and characters are uniquely written. I’m so excited to meet Anise, Lincoln and the whole set of characters that this book have.


How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
Release Date: 02 May 2017

I just finished reading this book a couple of hours ago before writing this post and you guys, It was beautiful! I loved every page of it! I love the setting, characters and how to whole story flowed. It was another lovely book from Ashley Herring Blake that you should definitely pick-up!


Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
Release Date: 09 May 2017

I loved Julie Muphy’s Dumplin’ so I make it a must to read her upcoming book releases. Ramona Blue is a story about a girl who’s life was changed by Hurricane Katrina. I’m smelling a lot more of familial relationships on this book as well as self-discovery. I’m also excited with Ramona and her childhood friend, Freddy.


Grit by Gillian French
Release Date: 16 May 2017

It’s not always you get the chance to read a YA-Contemporary book with a mystery sprinkled on it. But whenever I encounter one, I get curious and immediately wanted to read it. Grit is sprinkled with the mystery that I was looking for. I’m so curious with what the lead character – Darcy – is hiding and with the mysterious disappearance of her best friend. This will surely be a pretty interesting read.


The Crown’s Fate (The Crown’s Game #2) by Evelyn Skye
Release Date: 16 May 2017

The ending of The Crown’s Game was totally (unacceptable) erm unexpected. So I do have no choice than to wait for almost a year before I get the next installment of this series. And I know the waiting will be worth it because Pasha is just waiting for his coronation, Vika is now the Royal Enchantress and NIKOLAI WILL BE BACK!!! I’m hoping to get more action on this 2nd book. Yay!


I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
Release Date: 30 May 2017

I’m not really a K-Drama fan but with the hype it has today especially here in Manila, I’m getting curious and this book just heightened up my curiosity as well. Desi Lee looks like a very interesting character especially with her being a straight A type of student. I’m excited to see her doing things outside of her comfort zones especially seeing her with Luca Drakos.


One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Release Date: 30 May 2017

Another YA-Mystery I’m so excited to read! The characters’ representation sounded very The Breakfast Club but the concept of “High-school Gossip App” sounded very Gossip Girl. I’m excited on how the author will  tell this story and if the aforementioned movie and TV series will be a part of it.


When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Release Date: 30 May 2017

Arranged marriages are always complicated. Dimple and Rishi’s parents arranged for them to attend the same summer program. Their parents also arranged for them to be married. They are complete opposites, they clash but then as the saying goes – love comes in unexpected ways. I know everyone is excited to read this book and I am too! I have the ARC for quite sometime now and I don’t know why I haven’t read it yet. I’m gonna pick this one up soon! I’m excited to meet Dimple and Rishi! 💜


You, what are your anticipated books for May? Feel free to share them with me on the comment page below. 💜

Cover Reveal: Royally Endowed (Royally #3) by Emma Chase

Hey Everyone! I’m so so so delighted and excited to share to you all the cover for the third installment to the Royall Series by Emma Chase – Royally Endowed!!

The wait for it’s release is quite long but it will definitely be worth it, for sure! So for now, let’s all indulge ourselves with it’s steamy cover. *wink*

Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times—but Ellie Hammond’s willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him??

Sexy. As. Hell.

And Ellie’s perky enough for both of them.

For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, protective royal security guard—but she doesn’t think he ever saw her, not really.

To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job—a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after.

The Queen of Wessco encourages Ellie to follow in her sister’s footsteps and settle down with a prince of her own. Or a duke, a marquis…a viscount would also do nicely.

But in the pursuit of a fairy tale ending, Ellie learns that the sweetest crushes can be the hardest to let go.
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Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He’s handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and…other body parts.

Any woman would be proud to bring him home to her family.

But there’s only one woman he wants.

For years he’s watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar.

He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her.

But beautiful Ellie Hammond’s off-limits.

Everybody knows the bodyguard rules: Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love.

 

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Blog Tour & ARC Review: Lost Rider (Coming Home #1) by Harper Sloan

Title: Lost Rider (Coming Home #1)

Author: Harper Sloan

Published: 25 April 2017 | Pocket Books

Date Read: 18 January 2017

Synopsis:

In Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle?

Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over?

Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago?

Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!

Harper Sloan and her books has been one of my guilty-pleasure reads for quite aome time now. Whenever I’m craving for something cheesy, angst-y and romance-y read, her books are my go-to. I enjoyed reading (and re-reading) her Corps Security and Hope Town Series and I’m so excited and will not miss reading her new series – Coming Home – with its first novel The Lost Rider.

The Lost Rider follows the story of Maverick and Leighton. These two has sizzling chemistry way back when they were in High school. But circumstances happen….

“Bull riding is one of the two things in my life that bring peace. I was meant to ride just as I was meant to draw air in my lungs to live.”

Maverick’s dream is to become a famous and successful bull rider. After experiencing a very tough and hard childhood He’s dead set to leave town and follow his dreams without being pulled back by his own father. That was ten years ago, now, with the end of his bull riding career and the death of his father he’s back to the town he never thought of setting foot again.

To Maverick, going home doesn’t only mean visiting and seeing his siblings. It also means revisiting the past ghosts and facing again the girl he left but never wanted to.

Leighton has been crushing (big time) on Maverick for a long time now.  Maverick is Quinn – her best friend’s – older brother but that didn’t stop the feelings that blossomed into her for Maverick. Ten years ago, Maverick stomped and broke her heart, but now she’s the epitome of a strong, independent woman. She make’s life for herself and found happiness  in making her mom’s dream come true which is by opening her own pie store – The Pie Hole.

“I might have been the king of rodeo after that, but I did it with a dead heart that no one came close to touching”.

The story was told in alternating POV’s of Maverick and Leighton which I really enjoyed because I get to read and see the story from the perspective of our two main characters. I’m quite hesitant with Maverick at first. He’s so silent and keeps everything to himself. But reading on his POV gives me a clarity on why he left and why he did those things. Things that really did a domino effect on other things that happened on the book. 

On the other hand, Leighton is such an easy character to read about. She wears her heart on her sleeves. She’s thoughtful, loving, kind but strong and stubborn as well. I think there’s no better people ending up than these two.

“It’s hard to forget the pain of the past when the memories still shine bright. He might be long gone, but his shadow will never leave this town.”

The story also transitioned from the past and the present. The flashbacks give us a first-hand feel and idea on what happened between these two way back ten years ago. I find it really interesting that despite their time apart their feelings stay the same. Just like the old saying goes “If its love, its love, right?”

The story flowed smoothly. The angst that is ever present to each and every Harper Sloan books was very low and little on this book. Not only it focuses on the second chance at love of Maverick and Leighton it also focuses on the second-chance relationship between Maverick and his siblings Clay and Quinn. Though they were reunited by an unfortunate event, it was nice seeing them seek and get to know each other again after the longest time they’ve been apart.

A little thing I wanted this book to have is for it to include more dialogues between the characters and other people within the story world. There are a lot more internal monologues, I guess.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading The Lost Rider. I can’t wait to read about Quinn’s story on the next book! If you’re looking for something cheesy and romance-y read with a little angst on the side, pick this one up!

 

Review: Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

Title: Written in the Stars

Author: Aisha Saeed

Published: 03 May 2016 | Speak

Date Read: 14 April 2017

Synopsis:

A heart-wrenching tale of forbidden love

‘A wonderfully complex love story unlike any you’ve read before. Saeed has given a novel that is both entertaining and important.”—Matt de la Peña, New York Times bestselling author

Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows up—but they will choose her husband. Following their cultural tradition, they will plan an arranged marriage for her. And until then, dating—even friendship with a boy—is forbidden. When Naila breaks their rule by falling in love with Saif, her parents are livid. Convinced she has forgotten who she truly is, they travel to Pakistan to visit relatives and explore their roots. But Naila’s vacation turns into a nightmare when she learns that plans have changed—her parents have found her a husband and they want her to marry him, now! Despite her greatest efforts, Naila is aghast to find herself cut off from everything and everyone she once knew. Her only hope of escape is Saif . . . if he can find her before it’s too late.

Written in the Stars is a touching and moving story about a Pakistani girl and her conflicts with her parents and their culture.

“You can choose what you want to be when you grow up, the types of shoes you want to buy, how long you want your hair to be. But your husband, that’s different. We choose your husband for you. You understand that, right?”

Nalia is a Pakistani girl living in the USA. Her parents are cool with her going on a normal American High School and even being friends with a girl that is an American. But one thing her parents instilled in Nalia’s mind is they are going to choose who she’s going to marry. However, what Nalia’s parents doesn’t know is that she’s already in a romantic relationship with another Pakistani boy from her school – Saif.

“Getting to know family I’ve never met, exploring a part of the world I’ve never seen-suddenly spending a month in Pakistan doesn’t feel daunting at all.”

After Nalia was caught with Saif on the day of their senior prom, her parents took her and his brother on a month of vacation in their home country Pakistan. This is actually an interesting part of the story as we get to see and picture the local Pakistani life. But then a month was extended for a week then a week then another week…

“My uncle locked me in a barred room. My parents drugged me and forced me into this marriage. I didn’t think anything could get worse, but today, for the first time, I know what it feels like to be completely broken.”

Written in the Stars is a very heavy and heartbreaking story for me. I find myself getting teary-eyed and even shedding a tear or two with everything that happened. I can’t believe how things went thru. To force her to marry someone is something; but to let her marry someone while she’s drugged is so much worse. That is just too drastic! I understand cultural stuff with arranged marriages, but does that really have to happen? Can parents be that cruel? Nalia was given no choice at all.

Nalia is a good narrator. Her story shoots straight to the heart. I really admire her strength after everything that happened. The strength that she has to make it and live each day regardless of the circumstance that she’s currently in. Yes, she could’ve done more to get out of the situation that she’s been into but in the end, she’s just a normal teenager who relies on her parents and relatives for everything – not knowing these people she’s relying into are the one’s who’s going to push her into this unwanted life.

The pacing of the story was fast. The pro to that is I easily finished reading the story. The con is that it seems to skip several details that I’m really interested to know more about especially on the latter part of the story. Plus, the last chapter seems to end abruptly as well. Though there is an epilogue, I didn’t get the chance to really appreciate it because the last chapter left me a bit hanging. It seems that the epilogue was included just to say that the story did have a happy ending.

Another thing is, I would’ve wanted to know more about Saif – aside from him being Nalia’s boyfriend. It would’ve been nice if we could read about his side especially during the time he and Nalia were separated.

As the author said on the notes at the end of the book, though Nalia’s story was fictional, the reality of forced marriage not only in Pakistani culture is very true. I just hoped for a lighter way of telling it.

In all, Written in the Stars is a very compelling, thought provoking and eye opening story that your diverse hearts will surely appreciate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARC Review: The End of Our Story by Meg Haston

Title: The End of Our Story

Author: Meg Haston

Published: 04 April 2017 | Harper Teen

Date Read: 13 April 2017

Synopsis:

Meg Haston’s romantic and thrilling new YA novel explores a star-crossed high school relationship in a tale rife with deeply buried secrets and shocking revelations.

Bridge and Wil have been entangled in each other’s lives for years. Under the white-hot Florida sun, they went from kids daring each other to swim past the breakers to teenagers stealing kisses between classes. But when Bridge betrayed Wil during their junior year, she shattered his heart and their relationship along with it.

Then Wil’s family suffers a violent loss, and Bridge rushes back to Wil’s side. As they struggle to heal old wounds and start falling for each other all over again, Bridge and Wil discover just how much has changed in the past year. As the fierce current of tragedy threatens to pull them under, they must learn how to swim on their own—or risk drowning together.

*ARC Kindly provided by Harper Teen thru Edelweiss for review*

It’s been a day since I finished reading this book and still I’m having a hard time grasping for words on how to describe how I felt when I’m reading it and after reading it. I’m having a hard time right now choosing words and thoughts without spoiling anything. I’m happy, surprised, baffled and I don’t know. My thoughts and feels are everywhere. But one thing I’m certain about is I do enjoy reading The End of Our Story.

For some, breaking-up is the end. But for Bridge & Wil, it’s just the beginning.

Bridge & Wil has been best friends since they are young. Best friends whose feelings for each other turned into something more. They are solid: snack-dates, school dances and first kisses. It took them years to get to that point and it all vanished because of a very unwanted situation.

I like Bridge & Wil. Together and/or separately. Bridge is our female lead who’s very easy to read and like. She’s an open book. I like how she appreciates her mom, brother and best friend Leigh. Wil is our male lead with penchant for making boats. They are not perfect. They are your typical teenagers who make mistakes and learns from it.

“Tragedy is a powerful magnetic force. It either draws people in or pushes people away.”

A year after they parted ways, a tragedy hits Wil’s family. Bridge knows for certain that she needs to help Wil. Not knowing that in just 1 year that they are apart a lot  has changed.

Just when I thought the story would focus more on the break-up of our two main characters, I was proven wrong. The story focuses more on the familial and social aspects. What happened with Bridge & Wil was revealed on the early part of the story and after it was revealed, more thought-provoking & stay-in-your-seats scenes begins to happen.

The sudden turn of events got my heart racing so fast wanting the pages to turn faster to get to the end of it. Plus, there are literally a lot of emotional blows over the course of reading this book.

I don’t know the technical term to use but I really love how the story was written. I guess we can call it lyrical or just plain catchy? (please feel free to correct me here) Each word just flows. It took me half-day to finish reading this and it was one of the fastest reading I have done!

I also appreciate the alternating POV’s on each chapter as well as the alternating timeline. Though it may come quite confusing at times but it gives me as a reader a glimpse of the past which makes us understand the current happenings.

“I don’t think you have to understand every little corner of a person to love them, I think you can love them first, and you spend the time you have trying to learn the parts you don’t know.”

In all, The End of Our Story is a powerful and heartbreaking story about life realities, family, choosing who you really are and doing the “right” thing for the sake of you loved ones. The ending left me quite hanging but I guess that is the best way to end it because in that way we have enough space for possibilities on the future of Bridge & Wil.