Title: Letters to the Lost
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Publish Date: April 4, 2017
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope.
Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he’s trying to escape the demons of his past.
When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. Soon, he’s opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they’re not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.
Brigid was kind enough to send me one of the U.K. ARCs – So thank you so so much Brigid!
Before I even started to read this book, I took so many pictures of it to put on Bookstagram, no literally, there are like 200 photos of this book on my phone right now. The only problem with that was, I would be holding the book open, and the temptation to read the words on the random page was so strong.
When I finished this book, so many emotions were streaming through me. From the very beginning, I just needed to know what was going to happen next. I finished it the day I received it, and I *almost* feel bad about that, but the only thing that stopped me for a moment was dinner. I do wish I had savored this book, rather than devouring it, but like with any good book, all I wanted to do was read until I was done.
Juliet is such interesting characters, and as I read I thought I knew how this story was going to end…I WAS SO WRONG. AND I LOVED THAT I WAS WRONG. (the way I thought the book was going to end was so cliche) but Brigid blew my mind. I think I even gasped out loud at that part. It was so unexpected in the sense that I hadn’t expected it. I loved how it complicated things for Juliet, and she had to work through the struggle. Declan and his “reputation” – I loved his character. The way Brigid wrote his character, I just wanted to keep giving him hugs.
I loved every moment of this book, and Brigid wrote it so fantastically, told this amazing story in such a way that felt so honest and pure. The pacing was perfect, everything about this book is perfect. I can already see myself reading it again, and you can bet that I will be pushing this book onto everyone.
Even thought this books doesn’t come out until 2017, it is definitely one of my favorite reads of 2016.