With loving adoptive parents by his side, Rev Fletcher has managed to keep the demons of his past at bay. . . until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.
Emma Blue’s parents are constantly fighting, and her only escape is the computer game she built from scratch. But when a cruel online troll’s harassment escalates, she not only loses confidence but starts to fear for her safety.
When Rev and Emma meet, they’re both longing to lift the burden of their secrets. They connect instantly and deeply, promising to help each other no matter what. But soon Rev and Emma’s secrets threaten to crush them, and they’ll need more than a promise to find their way out.
From the author of Letters to the Lost comes a new compulsively readable story for fans of Nicola Yoon.
Tera’s 5 Blush Up All Night Review
Those of you who read Letters to the Lost last year will absolutely love this new standalone novel all about Rev Fletcher. He was Declan’s quiet, reserved and mysterious best friend, and now we get HIS story.
I still don’t really know how to put my review into words. This book wasn’t quite as poetic as her last, but the writing was still spectacular. There was not so much focus on romance, but there is still romance. There is much more angst in this book and it has an entirely different feel, so if you’re hoping for the same story… this isn’t it. What this is, is such a wonderfully written book about friendship, FAMILY, and truly learning who you are.
“We all push sometimes, just to make sure someone is on the other side, pushing back.”
Brigid brings us Rev and Emma. Two outcasts building a friendship as they navigate the pressures of family dynamics, friendships and technology surrounding today’s young people. It is extremely relevant and well put together. It was impressive seeing a YA book where the parents are actually present.
“[…] He says the Internet makes too many people loud, and too many people silent, but the loud ones are all we hear.. We have to ask questions to hear the silent people.”
Again, for those Letters to the Lost lovers, Declan is back in this novel and you DON’T want to miss is part in Rev’s book which is actually pretty significant. I mean, they are best friends.
I can’t wait to see what else Brigid Kemmerer writes. I feel like she hit me out of nowhere and she’s given me a top read of the year 2 years in a row now!!!
For those who haven’t read Letters to the Lost, this book is a complete standalone, BUT if you haven’t read Letters to the Lost, I would recommend reading it first if you love a good YA love story. You can read my review to Letters to the Lost here: https://wp.me/p32mvq-4GV
BRIGID KEMMERER is the author of LETTERS TO THE LOST (Bloomsbury; April 4, 2017), a dark, contemporary Young Adult romance; THICKER THAN WATER (Kensington, December 29, 2015), a New Adult paranormal mystery with elements of romance; and the YALSA-nominated Elemental series of five Young Adult novels and three e-novellas which Kirkus Reviews calls “refreshingly human paranormal romance” and School Library Journal describes as “a new take on the supernatural genre.” She lives in the Baltimore area with her husband and four sons.