Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday as hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week we will be highlighting an upcoming novel that we are excited about. We will include links to add it to your Goodreads “To Be Read” shelf and where to pre-order it! As well, we will link to our review if we have been lucky enough to read an advanced copy of the book. Today’s featured book is…
THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD
Author: Emily Henry
Publication Date: January 26, 2016
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.
Why We’re Waiting On It
January has been chock full of amazing Young Adult debuts, but The Love That Split The World has elements that make it seem like it will be much more than your regular Young Adult book. With time travel and romance, plus a tag line boasting it is akin to Friday Night Lights, this one can’t go wrong. And to top it all off, that cover is giving us major heart eyes. We are looking forward to meeting Beau and reliving our last summer in our hometowns!
Emily Henry’s debut is one of the books we are going to review as a team for our BAMF Review feature! Make sure you pick up a copy of this one and read along with us next month.