It’s an absolute corker of a day here in the UK! It’s sunny, the sky is blue with barely any clouds over head and there’s a light breeze. Pretty nice weather for April!
I’ve hidden myself away in my living room, with the windows and curtains open, drinking a cold drink and writing my blog post – ah bliss!
Today I’m reviewing a Netgalley proof – We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan.
From two acclaimed authors comes an emotional story told in verse about friendship, love, and overcoming unbeatable odds.
Authors Brian Conaghan and Sarah Crossan have joined forces to tell the story of Nicu and Jess, two troubled teens whose paths cross in the unlikeliest of places.
Nicu has emigrated from Romania and is struggling to find his place in his new home. Meanwhile, Jess’s home life is overshadowed by violence. When Nicu and Jess meet, what starts out as friendship grows into romance as the two bond over their painful pasts and hopeful futures. But will they be able to save each other, let alone themselves?
For fans of Una LaMarche’s Like No Other, this illuminating story told in dual points of view through vibrant verse will stay with readers long after they’ve turned the last page.
Was a bit confusing to begin with, as Nicu’s broken English and Jess’s words collided to create this story. Quite a moving story which leaves readers sat on the edge of their seats asking what happened and what will happen to the two main characters. Very well written!
To add further bumf to my Netgalley review, as mentioned above, when I first started reading the proof I was initially trying to get my head round Nicu’s broken English. Something I had to do when reading Wuthering Heights and the strong Yorkshire accent.
It’s really well written and the crossing over between the two characters thoughts is really well done, especially when you remember that the book is written by two authors, it flows magically throughout.
The ending though left me with so many questions. What will happen to the characters? What will happen next? The ending will leave you wanting more.
A quick read for lovers of YA fiction and those that are interested in the genre.
As always, let me know in the comments below what you thought of the book and if you haven’t read the book before, go check it out!