Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we get to talk about the books we are pining over that we don’t get to get our grimy little hands on for a while. I don’t participate in this meme weekly, but I’ve got another book I’ve been wanting to talk about this book for a while. It’s one another of my most anticipated reads for 2016 and a debut author I’m excited to help promote!
It’s a mind-bending romantic YA fantasy that just makes my mind perk up and go oooh! I can’t wait to see how the author plays with the rules of this twisty world she’s setting up!
I first became aware of Emily and her book on Instagram, as she took her shiny new ARC on adventures with her photographing it everywhere! It was fun to watch!
Title: The Love That Split The World
Author: Emily Henry
Genre: YA, Contemporary Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Razorbill (Penguin Teen)
Release Date: January 26, 2016
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.
Why I’m Waiting on This Book:
This just sounds like such an original magical story. I like fantasy that takes place in the real world, and we don’t really know what’s going on here. The explanation could be magical or scientific. But it’s definitely epic. And a love story that is crossing between to realities? That’s the kind of love stories I’m in for. Give me those kinds of odds to try and beat!
I also love that they pitch it as a comp for The Time Travellers’ Wife because that’s one of my favorite books of all time. And yes, I may have been slightly drawn in by the cover. It’s gorgeous and striking and I love the fact that she is just falling helplessly out of control, because even with normal love, that’s sometimes what it feels like!
Honestly, I’m just so intrigued by this book, and I’ve heard whisperings of amazing things from authors and other early readers! If I didn’t know how uncool it was, I’d be bowing down at Emily’s feet begging her to call her publicist and have her send me a copy of the book! But, I’m holding myself together and being adultish and resisting the urge to be childish, or resort to bribery with sweets and then failing that kidnapping of her favorite pen.
Anyway if you haven’t already then (really, where have you been?) go check it out, follow Emily on Instagram, then add the book to your Goodreads list or pre-order it above!
And PLEASE let me know what you thought in the comments below!! I love having someone to fangirl over these books with! Also, What are you Waiting on this Wednesday? Leave you Links in the Comments!