The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry
Pages: 400 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Razorbill, January 2015
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 meetsThe 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.
This book was a one day read for me. Since it’s been so long since I finished an entire book in one day, it was honestly so unexpected.
First, the cover is beautiful. I LOVE how relevant the cover is to the actual story. It really bothers me when covers are irrelevant to the actual plot line of the novel.
The way the story is told is very unique as well. The narration was very interesting and kept me very engaged. I’ve never read a book with this specific plot or anything similar. It is honestly just breathless, the plot and the way Henry plays it out.
On a side note, I would suggest you not delve too much into the details of the genres of this book before going in. I feel like a certain (specific) category is a bit of a spoiler. However, it’s not too significant, it just bothered me a little that I knew that before reading the book (of course I’m not going to say it here).
Anyways, I love the characters. NAT AND BEAU. UGH. I loved them so much my heart aches. Beau has definitely become one of my top fictional “boyfriends”. Nat was such a sweet heart. Goodness, these two have become one of my top OTPs.
This is definitely my favorite read so far this year now, although I’ve only read a few books this year so far. However, I can pretty much tell this is going to be one of my top reads of this year. I can’t tell you a single flaw of this book… except, I NEED MORE. (Not that i think it needs a sequel, I just loved it so much I didn’t want it to end.)
I highly suggest that you should pick up this book when you get a chance and give it a try!
Plot: 5/5 stars
Writing Style: 5/5 stars
Characters: 5/5 stars
Overall: 5/5 stars