Crumbling Plans | The Futures | A Review

This is a love story. But nobody said it ends happily…

The above sentence pretty much sums up the book, it is a love story, but it doesn’t end how you think it would end.

I was lucky enough to receive a proof for this book and a hard back copy, which is pretty awesome! I loved the cover for this book, the half and half copy of night and dark and on the hard back, the lights in the windows are of a different texture, which makes them stand out more.


In this dazzling debut novel about love and betrayal and redemption, a young couple moves to New York City to prove their mettle and to find success—only to learn that such success may come with dangerous strings attached.

Julia and Evan fall in love as undergraduates at Yale. For Evan, a scholarship student from a Canadian logging town, Yale is a whole new world, and Julia—blonde, beautiful and rich—fits perfectly into the future he’s envisioned for himself. After graduation, and on the eve of the great financial meltdown of 2008, they move together to New York City, where Evan takes a job at a hedge fund. But Julia, who has only known a life of privilege, feels unmoored and increasingly shut out of Evan’s secretive world.

With the market crashing and banks failing, Evan becomes involved in an increasingly high-stakes deal at work—a deal that, despite the assurance of his Machiavellian boss, begins to feel more than slightly suspicious. Meanwhile, Julia reconnects with someone from her past who offers a glimpse of a different kind of life. As Evan and Julia spin apart into their separate orbits, they each find that they are capable of much more—good and bad—that they’d ever dreamed, and that betrayal is easier than they ever imagined.

Rich with suspense and insight, Pitoniak’s thrilling debut reveals the fragile yet enduring nature of our connections to one another and to ourselves. THE FUTURES is a glittering story of a couple coming of age and a tender, searing portrait of what it’s like to be young and full of hope in a city that often seems determined to break us down—but ultimately may be the very thing that saves us.

As mentioned above, I really enjoyed reading this book and felt it truly hit home. Having graduated, I too, had no idea which way to go and this is the kinda book that isn’t all rainbows and unicorns, it’s the kinda book that makes you nod your head and go ‘yeah, I totally get that’.

It’s a tell-all kinda story, it ends how you would expect a story like this to end, not necessarily happily but there is some kind of hope for the characters, something which all readers would love to happen.

I’d recommend this book to those that are just graduating or really anyone, as I think pretty much anyone can relate to this story and it’s just such a wonderful read!

As always, let me know in the comments below if you’ve read this book and what you’ve thought of it, and if not, please do add it to your TBR and give it a read!


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