I hope you are well and having a wonderful start to May so far!
As you are probably aware I have made it my mission to have a very active and exciting May and bring you as much new content and posts as possible. Very much in the lead up to a couple of weeks off to celebrate my birthday. There will be scheduled posts going up which we have organised past that point. But enough random information.
We are back with another Book Tour and this time I am so so excited to share this one with you. Obviously this is another Write Reads tour and I am super grateful to be back reading and joining these amazing tours. Also can we just take a moment for two things.
- HOW AMAZING IS THIS TOUR BANNER. It is just stunning.
- HOW STUNNING is this book cover. Fully obsessed.
Now that I have rambled on for way too long its time to probably jump in to the reason you clicked on this post. The book review.
About the book:
Genre: Young Adult, Queer, LGBT, Romance, Science Fiction
Length: 416 Pages
Release date: 9th May 2023
Where to find the book:
We Are Okay meets They Both Die at the End in this YA debut about queer first love and mental health at the end of the world-and the importance of saving yourself, no matter what tomorrow may hold.
Avery Byrne has secrets. She’s queer; she’s in love with her best friend, Cass; and she’s suffering from undiagnosed clinical depression. But on the morning Avery plans to jump into the river near her college campus, the world discovers there are only nine days left to an asteroid is headed for Earth, and no one can stop it.
Trying to spare her family and Cass additional pain, Avery does her best to make it through just nine more days. As time runs out and secrets slowly come to light, Avery would do anything to save the ones she loves. But most importantly, she learns to save herself. Speak her truth. Seek the support she needs. Find hope again in the tomorrows she has left.
If Tomorrow Doesn’t Come is a celebration of queer love, a gripping speculative narrative, and an urgent, conversation-starting book about depression, mental health, and shame.
About the Author:
Lambda Literary Fellow Jen St. Jude (she/they) grew up in New Hampshire apple orchards and now lives in Chicago with her wife and dog. She has served as an editor for Chicago Review of Books, Just Femme & Dandy, and Arcturus Magazine. When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her cheering on the Chicago Sky and Red Stars. If Tomorrow Doesn’t Come is her first novel.
Okay so truth be told, I had to read this book twice before I wrote my review. Purley because when I first started reading the book I wasn’t sure it was going to be one I could enjoy reading. More because of my mood than anything else.
However I heard such amazing things about the book from the other members of this blog tour that I knew I just had to give it another go. So we took a solid three hours of the day and did nothing but drink tea and read this book.
How grateful I am that we took the time out to read this book because omg how many emotions we had.
This story touched me in a way very few books ever come close to. Although I am one of the lucky ones who hasn’t suffered from severe depression, I have watched more than my fair share of people around me who have struggled with severe mental health. So it was safe to say this book had me in a whole chokehold.
What would I do if I was alone and found out that world will end in nine days?
We would be hoping that there is a book close by, tea, music and we just hope that I am near enough to some of my favourite people to give them the worlds biggest squeeziest hugs.
Although I had heard such amazing things from everyone, what I did not expect is to have my heart ripped out of my chest and to be hysterically sobbing whilst making my way through the book.
This review I knew would be a bit all over the place whilst I processed my thoughts and tried to do this book justice without giving out too many spoilers.
Check out the views of the other incredible bloggers reviews. Super bloody grateful to be a part of this incredible group of people. I don’t say it enough but I love them very much.
Does this sound like a book you would want to read? Have you read this book, what did you think?