love-that-split-the-world

  • Page Count: 396
  • Release Date: January 26, 2016
  • My Rating: 2 stars

Book Description:

The Love That Split the World

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.


My Thoughts:

2stars

Well that was a letdown. I was so excited for this release, but it turned out to be a dull info dump the whole way through. It’s like the author understood some basic philosophy, world religions, and quantum physics enough to reference them, but not enough to comfortably write an engaging storyline without plot holes. I didn’t really like the characters, and thought the storyline was kind of depressing and boring. The writing was fine, though, and the cover is super gorgeous!

If you liked some of the ideas in here, check out the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, A Course In Miracles, Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, Rumi’s poetry, and literally anything on quantum physics.

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