October 7, 2015 • Cee • Letters

Dear Emily Henry and The Love That Split the World,

Look at this beauty. Would you or somebody please send me this book right now?

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. Goodreads

Here are my reasons why I want to read this book:

  • That cover immediately captivated me. Just look at it. Stare into its beauty. How can you say no to that gorgeous cover? You can’t. Every time I look away, I imagine it in my head, and imagine that it’s in my hands where I can clutch it to my chest. Everything from the colors to the typography are on point. If that isn’t enough to intrigue you, I don’t know what will.

  • It has time travel in it. I’m correct to think this, right? The main character, Natalie Cleary, sounds like she has to go back in time to save this boy she loves, and although I’m not a big fan of YA romance, I can’t say no to romances involving time travel. It’s so complicated and emotional. I love that trope a lot. I want to see how Emily Henry has wove the time travel aspect into this.

  • I want to know why she’s seeing different versions of things in her hometown and what’s happening to Beau. I have so many questions about the Natalie’s abilities, why she’s tasked to save Beau, and why her and Beau’s future depend on it. I NEED ANSWERS.
  • It seems like there’s more than what meets the eye, and it’ll keep me on my toes. There’s something special about this book—something I can’t ascertain without reading it. I’m not sure what to expect, and that’s good! Usually, I’m filled with so much expectations, but with The Love that Split the World, I don’t have any because I’m not sure what to expect from it. I won’t be worrying about liking or disliking it because I’m just genuinely curious to see what’s in store in this book.

Is it January yet? Emily Henry, why isn’t your book out right now?

Who else is excited about this book?





5 Responses to “SINCERELY, CEE | A letter from yours truly to Emily Henry + The Love That Split the World”

  1. Katherine says:

    I featured this one in a Waiting on Wednesday a couple of weeks ago. I love the cover and the premise! I’m very excited to support this debut :)

  2. Aentee says:

    I appreciate that cover a whole lot, I do. And I am so excited for time traveling taking over the YA world– bless you, Outlanders, for allowing this to happen!

  3. Oh my. I just looked at the cover more carefully and I realized that I was totally wrong xD I thought it was a chasm on both sides with a sunset in the middle – I didn’t know it was a galaxy! Now I’m particularly intrigued… Shall have to keep an eye on this one as well ;) I wasn’t a fan of The Time Traveler’s Wife but I might put that aside if the reviews are positive.

  4. Totally agree with you on that gorgeous cover! And I really want to know what’s going on after reading that synopsis. I’m now very excited! :)

  5. I hadn’t heard of this one yet but the cover is so pretty and it sounds so intriguing! I added it to my Goodreads TBR :)

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