100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons – ⭐⭐⭐
Release Date: August 7, 2019
For a warm-hearted light read (pun!), for an easy smile about falling in love, and reminder of the truth of Dumbledore’s legendary words: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.“
Tessa can’t see how she’ll ever get back to her old life. Primarily because she can’t see after the accident. The doctors say it should come back after a few months, but doctors have been wrong before. That means months of no writing, no contact with the limited friends she had who were all online, and no happiness or light. Weston signs up to become her eyes, and try to show her the light in her darkness. Taking her on a trip through her other senses, Weston writes what she tells him to and revels in her lack of knowledge of his own disability. As for what she’ll think of him if she gets her sight back, well… he’ll just wait and see what to do if the time comes.
Thanks to NetGalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
I love reading a debut novel that makes me so excited for future works from the author! Tessa and Weston were surprisingly likable for me, and their little love & recovery story made me happy. The additions of poetry throughout the story were lovely, especially when one is put to song. I would LOVE to hear a rendition of that, anyone who has musical talent!!
What kept it from being higher rated was my difficulty in embracing the soul-deep “I love you”s from our 16-year-old main characters. The last few chapters fell into a bit of the usual trap, where one character pulls away because they fear they aren’t good enough. I suppose I liked their chemistry building up to that more, and the exploration through the senses was awesome! I was so excited when I got to the first section and realized that’s how it was going to be handled.
It’s a good light read that you can get through in a day or two, and will make you smile and feel a bit more grateful for your own life. Find the sunlight in every day. 🙂 Grab a copy on August 7, 2019!
Also, SUPER impressed that she designed the cover herself?! Girl has got talent in all kinds of artistic ways. Love it!
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