Wednesday, February 17, 2016

ARC Review: The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

The Love That Split the WorldTitle:The Love That Split the World
Author: Emily Henry
Source/Format: First to Read, eARC
More Details: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher/Publication Date: Razorbill, January 26, 2016

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Synopsis from Goodreads...

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...
So, I tried to read this book, and I’m a little sad that it ended up being a DNF. The Love that Split the World turned out to be a big disappointment for me. I was actually looking forward to this book. And initially, I thought that The Love that Split the World would be my kind of book. The writing was good. However, and this is a big deal-breaking kind of “however”, there were a few minor details in the beginning that I really didn’t like. After that, I kept putting the book down, and I just couldn’t get into the story even though there were numerous details that should have caught and held my interest. I did give this book the first hundred pages, even a little more—I skipped ahead to see if there was anything that would make me want to read on. Sadly, there wasn’t. At the end of the day, The Love that Split the World didn’t end up being for me. But, if it seems like something you want to read, check out other reviews, and don’t let my opinion stop you.
This copy of the book was provided by Penguin First to Read (publisher) for this review, thank you!


  1. Mm yeah, I think this is a bit of a hit or miss kind of novel - some people seem to LOVE it to bits, and others, like you, have DNF'ed. I'm kind of not surprised - the synopsis both intrigued me and pushed me away at the same time.

    1. I'm sad that I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought it would. So, I agree with you. I can definitely see how some people will love this book, but there were things that just didn't work for me. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

  2. I'm surprised a lot of people are DNFing this book. I want to give it a chance as maybe I'll be one of those that do like it but I feel like it might be the latter as most people aren't really into it!

    Danica @ A Redheaded Bookworm

    1. Well, the book might be one that you enjoy. You never really know until you give it a try. I can see why some people might like it, as there were some elements that were okay (plus, the writing was good). Thanks for stopping by! :-)


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