Hello hello hello my little bookworms! It’s been literally ages since I posted but I’M BACK!!!
And today I bring a review of one of my most anticipated releases of this year. Book Lover by the one and only Emily Henry!
Pub Date: May 5 2022 UK – May 3 2022 US
*Disclaimer: Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me a free copy for an honest review.*
I was so excited to read this book. As I said, it was one of my most anticipated releases for 2022. And I absolutely love Emily Henry, I’ve read her two past novels and loved them thoroughly. Both were five stars. So, my expectations for this one were high. Very very high. And let me tell you, she did not disappoint at all!
What is it about?
Nora Stephens’ life is books—she’s read them all—and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby.
When she decides to go on a vacation with her sister, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute.
If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again—in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow—what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.
I loved every little piece of this novel. It was lovely, poignant, charming, and moving. One of the things I love most about Emily’s books is that they’re never just about romance. She knows how to mix meaningful issues and a love story so perfectly that it is impossible not to be touched by it.
Her writing is so well-done. The story flows and deepens along with the character’s growth so smoothly and perfectly that it’s so easy and natural to connect with them. In every new chapter, we relate to them and see them in a new light.
I loved Nora and Charlie. Their growth and development were exceptional. They’re perfect for each other, and I love they’re imperfect. I’ve always loved that about Emily’s character. They are realistic, human, relatable, and perfectly imperfect.
Also, I loved Nora and Libby’s relationship and journey. It was moving, relatable, and beautiful. It’s not usual to see solid and healthy sister relationships in books, so I loved it.
Honestly, I recommend this book to everyone. It was phenomenal, beautiful, and touching. Please, read it.
Tell me, would you read this book? Have you read Emily Henry before?