My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Had I not been asked to review this book by a tour company, I would never go near it. That pink sky and bloated blue and black figures on the cover do nothing for me. My book club district was dreading this book by its appearance and I know we were not the only ones. Yes it is wise not to judge a book by its cover but when you only have the cover and a short blurb to go by, what do you do?
Now let us move on to how wrong we were. This book about love that is so obsessive can take one on a journey to the afterlife will have you obsessed to get to the end as well as raise some profound discussions about your own life and relationships.
Bell's writing style, technique and story flow have no flaws whatsoever and that is a rare quality these days. Her words are able to grip the reader and Aurora's journey of first, loss and then discovery soaks up every human emotion possible.
However, as intriguing as the story is, it sometimes felt that Aurora's grief was too mechanical as if too much method had been placed into making her grief seem real. Other readers may feel differently and I must stress, that with the exception of this one point and the cover this book is a must read for all who love and have loved. In addition, if you have read Nicholas Sparks' Safe Haven, this book is ideal for you.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.
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