TITLE: The Sight of You
AUTHOR: Holly Miller
PUBLISHED: 11th June 2020
I received an eARC copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. My thanks goes to NetGalley and the publisher Hodder & Stoughton for the opportunity to review this book.
Joel vows to never fall in love, and Callie has lost hope that true love actually exists. But then they meet, and everything changes for both of them. Their love is a love that neither believed possible but it’s not without danger. Joel has dreams, about the people he loves, and these dreams always come true eventually. One night he is faced with his worst case scenario; a devastating dream about Callie. Can their love survive this, or is there another life that Callie must live without Joel?
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Well, this book had far more of an effect upon me than I had anticipated! I requested it on NetGalley because it sounded like an interesting concept, and was a change from my usual thriller/mystery picks. I expected to enjoy it, but I did not expect to love it as much as I did! I’m confident to say (despite it only being June) that this will without doubt be one of my favourite reads of this year, in fact I think it could make my top 3!
So, why did I love it so much?
Firstly it was beautifully written. From the characterisation, to the settings, to the plot; everything was well thought out and perfectly executed. Every single character made me feel something, each place was easy to picture, and the unfolding story had me so invested that I was stuck in that usual dilemma of wanting to find out what happened but not wanting the book to end.
I was in a bit of a reading slump when I read this so despite loving it I didn’t read it as fast as I would usually. I am however in no doubt that had the reading slump not been in full effect I would have stayed up all night and read this in one sitting.
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It’s one of those books that I’m not exaggerating when I describe it as perfect, because for me it really was. There isn’t a single thing that I would change, and I know it is a book that I will certainly purchase for myself and read again and again. I imagine I could get even more out of it in future reads than I did the first time.
This book will take you on a journey. You’ll feel hope, love, pain and despair; all in equal measure. It is paced perfectly to ensure that tension and suspense are created but that the writing is not at all stagnant. The events may not follow the path that we as readers would choose for Joel and Callie, and yet, they happen in the way that they are supposed to so the tale, and the ending are both authentic. It’s more than a little bittersweet for sure but it still just comes together as it should and when it should.
Would I recommend this book? It’s pretty obvious but yes absolutely I would recommend this one! I think fans of Jodi Picoult in particular would like this one; it reminded me of how I felt when I read My Sister’s Keeper.
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MY RATING: 5/5
What are your thoughts? Do you think that you will read this one?
Thanks for reading, I hope that you enjoyed!
Until the next time…Jess x