Title: The Love That Split the World
Author: Emily Henry
Published: January 26th 2016
Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start…until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” At first, they’re just momentary glimpses—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.
Ever since I finished this book, which was at 2:20am this morning, I’ve been trying to think about how exactly to describe this book. The plot is so deep and intricate, I really can’t figure out how to sum it up. I thought it was a contemporary novel at first, but it quickly turned into some time travel urban fantasy sort of novel? I think I started to like it even more because I had no idea what was going on anymore.
I have so say though, the beginning was a bit slow. And it wasn’t exactly slow in the normal contemporary book kind of way, but more like I was almost positive it was never going to get interesting.. Well, that is, until Beau showed up.
Lets just talk about Beau for a hot minute.
This is Beau in my mind:
Isn’t he beautiful? He’s pretty freaking beautiful I have to say. Plus, I’ve got a thing for the ~*broken*~ and misunderstood characters.
So, speaking of beautiful Beau, lets talk about the romance in this book for a second. I can’t tell if I like the fact that seemed to fall for each other so quickly in this book. I didn’t really feel instalovey when I was reading it, but now as I’m thinking over it again and looking back at some of the paragraphs I high lighted, it seems like it might have had that insta love feel.. Plus, I’ve been looking at a few of the reviews on Goodreads and each of them talk about the insta love aspect.
But the reason this isn’t 5 stars, and honestly it’s closer to like 3.75/3.5 than 4 stars, is because of the ending. I really didn’t like how this ended at all. It was like the beginning was too slow, and the ending was summed up and finished way too quickly.
I’m really not even 100% sure what happened if I’m being honest. It was just too many plot twists and too much info dumped within like, three chapters, and then boom, the ending. I want more of this couple, because I don’t really know if they’re even like.. okay?
I won’t say more because I’m trying to keep it spoiler free, but seriously, I’m confused. But I’m also okay with it. It’s a lot.
I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!