Contemporary, Review, Romance, Young Adult

The Year We Fell Apart | Emily Martin

Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: 26/01/2016
Genre: Young Adult. Contemporary. Romance.
Format: Hardback.
Pages: 320
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Synopsis (Goodreads)
Few things come as naturally to Harper as epic mistakes. In the past year she was kicked off the swim team, earned a reputation as Carson High’s easiest hook-up, and officially became the black sheep of her family. But her worst mistake was destroying her relationship with her best friend, Declan.

Now, after two semesters of silence, Declan is home from boarding school for the summer. Everything about him is different—he’s taller, stronger…more handsome. Harper has changed, too, especially in the wake of her mom’s cancer diagnosis.

While Declan wants nothing to do with Harper, he’s still Declan, her Declan, and the only person she wants to talk to about what’s really going on. But he’s also the one person she’s lost the right to seek comfort from.

As their mutual friends and shared histories draw them together again, Harper and Declan must decide which parts of their past are still salvageable, and which parts they’ll have to let go of once and for all.

I bought this book simply because of the cover -holds hands up in surrender- I’m sorry! It was just too pretty to pass up. I didn’t even read the synopsis before hitting the Add to Basket button. I was not disappointed either… Maybe I should cover buy more often.

While I wasn’t the biggest fan of Harper {I am not very often a fan of the female lead, especially in contemporary novels}, I adored Declan. I loved how the relationship grew between the two characters again, after being so hesitant to start with because of the past.

Overall, a great first novel, and I cannot wait to see just what else Martin has in store for us after The Year We Fell Apart.


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