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.
Rating: 4 Stars
I received an ARC of this book as part of an ARC tour, courtesy of Nori's Sunday Street Team.
I am so glad that I signed up to read this book as part of the Sunday Street Team. I thought that the plot looked interesting, so I thought I'd give it a try and wow, I do not regret it one bit.
Natalie is one of my new favorite heroines. She shared some traits with a lot of other female characters that I've read in my favorite books, but she had enough of her own personality to make me rate her among girls like Hermione, Luna, and Katniss.
This is one of those stories that it was engulfing. I would sit down to read a chapter and then look up and realize an hour or more had passed and I was having trouble re-enter the real world because I wanted to stay with Natalie and Grandmother and all the other characters that I wanted to know more and more about.
The writing was very good, as mentioned above. I don't think you get sucked into a book and its world if the writing stinks. There were many dull spots and there were just enough funny bits to alleviate the pressure from the story.
About the Author:
Emily Henry is full-time writer, proofreader, and donut connoisseur. She studied creative writing at Hope College and the New York Center for Art & Media Studies, and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it. She tweets @EmilyHenryWrite.
Lindsey Stirling is always good for reading and this song is what reminded me the most of Natalie and her journey in The Love that Split the World.
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