I had seen this book countless times in different Goodreads lists and on bookshelves in stores, but it wasn’t until I was at Waterstones with my friends that I really took an interest and had the urge to start reading it right away.
Some may think it's too early to start talking about New Year’s resolutions but Christmas has come around so fast, we'll blink and it'll be the new year. So before all the Christmas chaos of the upcoming few days truly begins, I thought I’d share my New Year’s blogging resolutions with you all. You know, getting a head start and all that.
Sometimes it’s slightly overwhelming looking back over the past year and thinking that it’s one more year over and done with. One more year that’s passed us by in a blink of an eye. Occasionally in the past when it comes to the end of a year I take a look back and realise not much has happened, or nothing of any significance anyway. Yet 2018 feels different than the rest, more pivotal.
Any book lover worth their salt has experienced those dreaded book withdrawals. When twisting plotlines, emotional scenes, quality characters and intense cliff hangers have taken you on an emotional journey of epic proportions. You can't help but feel emotionally drained after all of that. I myself get incredibly invested in every book I read, to the extent that I'm balling my eyes out with every character death, laughing at witty monologue and pining after every heart wrenching hero/heroine.
I read this being completely familiar with the Fall Away world. So reading how Jared, Tate, Madoc etc grew up into adults and how they act as parents was so surreal and interesting. I was never Madocs’ dad (Jason) and Jared’s mothers (Katherine) biggest fan. I was the reader rooting for the teenage rebellion against the messed up adults. But this book provided a great backstory to how they both came to be and the strength of their connection to each other.
'What's next?' Every person in their lives regardless of whether or not they are a student go through the same pressure brought on by relentless life questions. I never understood how everyone expected me to know what it was that I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Without any experience how was I supposed to know which direction was best for me?
I have to give a big thank you to Chloe Chats for nominating me. These awards are so cool and it's amazing the support and encouragement that I have been given from fellow bloggers. It genuinely does make blogging much more fun.