Okay wow, this book was so good I can’t. You know when you read part of a book and then when you put it down you keep thinking about it anyway? This is one of those books because wow the characters are just amazing and the story is so engrossing.
*I was sent this book by the author, Michelle Schlicher, in exchange for an honest review and this in no way affected my review in any way*
This book comes out on September 14th, 2017
My name is Holiday Sanchez. I carry a heavy burden.
But I’m not the only one.
There are others who know what it feels like to remember. Maybe they are the answer. Maybe we can help each other. Maybe I’ll finally get past it.
Maybe it just takes time—and a little bit of magic.
At first, I thought this book was weird because it’s written kind of like a memoir but it’s really something amazing. This book has long chapters and I really did like that even though I prefer to stop reading at the end of a chapter. Long chapters just mean that I end up reading for longer and that’s something I really like doing when the book is amazing.
Holiday is a character that I couldn’t really connect with because I’ve never experienced a trauma like that but I related to her anxiety and love for her cat. This is the second book that I’ve read about a trauma like this and both of them were hard hitting stories that took over my mind for the week after I read it. This is the kind of book with the power to put you into a book slump because of how quickly it takes over your thoughts. I say this with admiration, of course, only the best books have the ability to do such a thing.
I really liked the fact that Milo was a bad magician but he still never gave up because it was something that he loved to do. When Milo was introduced I was a little skeptical but he really did grow on me within the first few chapters that he was in. He ended up becoming an amazing character that I loved reading about. I also loved who he became to Holiday.
I will say that the twist in the story was something thought about but I still loved the reveal and how Holiday dealt with it. I also love the fact that there was an epilogue to show how they lived after everything was revealed. It’s definitely one of my favorite things that an author can do and I’m so happy that this book had one.
I’d recommend this book to anyone who enjoys contemporary novels and likes to read about how a character recovers from a past trauma. This book is something I will recommend to more than a few people because of how much it resonated with me and I can definitely see plenty of people enjoying it.