Book review: Love Always
Not my usual YA this time, but it was suggested on Goodreads, so I thought it would be a book for me. Love Always by Harriet Evans is the first book I ever read from this author. I gave the book 3/5 stars. If you want to know why, just read along!
Love Always is about Natasha, who returns to a the little town where her grandmother lived for the funeral. She reunites with her family one last time before the home of her grandmother is being sold. Lots of old secrets, regrets and complicated family bonds are brought up.
The book review of Love Always:
This book isn’t like other books I normally read. I won’t say that I didn’t like it, because it was a very interesting and shocking story. The way it is written caused some points though. I usually read fast-paced chicklits and YA novels, but this was more descriptive. This made me skip some paragraphs sometimes…
Apart from that, the story was very good. I was somewhat annoyed at the beginning because the main character Natasha didn’t know what to do with herself. That combined with a slow pace made it a drag to read at first. I was very happy that I kept reading though, because the twists and the feelings were quite amazing. There are some things happening in the book that you can’t believe, at least I couldn’t. The other characters were harder to understand because of the plot twists that made clear they weren’t what I thought they were. I also thought that the description of the characters could be a little clearer and more to the point.
I’m not sure if I will read another book by this author, because it took me a while to get hooked. I don’t want to judge her on one book though, so if you have any suggestions for this author I’m happy to hear them.
So there’s that. Not one of my best reads, but also not one of my worst (I would’ve stopped reading if it was horrible). Now over to you!
If you’ve read this book, what did you think of it? And what book should I review next?