Book Review: The Sight of You by Holly Miller

29 February 2020


Hello Readers & Friends,

I have an exciting review for you all, as this book isn't out yet! The Sight of You is releasing this June 11th, and I managed to get an ARC at my work. I devoured it in two days.

I don't really read romance, but everyone in my office was raving about this as the big summer read, and I can 100% see why. I gave it 5* on GoodReads.

A quick summary: Joel has dreams about the people he loves. And whatever happens in the dreams, come true. He is deeply affected by this, pushing people away for fear of the dreams he'll have - dreams of them being ill, being in accidents, arguments that are still to come... it's a difficult life for him. It becomes more difficult when he meets Callie.
Callie is mourning the death of her best friend, and Joel pushes her to continue chasing her dreams and to make the most of her life. Of course, they fall in love.
And then Joel has a dream about how it all ends...

I have to say, I wasn't expecting what happened, to happen. Most of you know I am not a big cryer. I've cried reading a very small handful of books; A Little Life, The Book Thief, Marley & Me... you know - the real tear-jerkers that pull out all the stops to get you weeping like a baby.

I wept like a toddler for pretty much the last 20 chapters of this book. It was heartbreaking and uplifting somehow all at once, which always makes me cry more. (Pursuit of Happyness ending, anyone?)

It really, really reminded me of a Nicholas Sparks film, or Me Before You. I hope, hope, hope it gets made into a film because I adored it, it will stay with me for a long time afterwards and it teaches you a lot of lessons about unconditional love and making the most of your life.

And now I remembered why I don't read romances so often - I need about 10 happy books now before I'll be ready to have another emotional journey like that!

The tagline for this book was 'would you choose love if you knew how it would end?'
I'd have to say no! I went on a little book tour with the author and she is obviously a classic romantic who always will vouch for love, but for the cynics out there like me, I think it's too heavy a burden to carry and I would always feel sad!

For you, is it about the journey or the ending? Let me know!

Love,
C x

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