Friday, May 12, 2017

A Million Junes by Emily Henry - Book Review

30763950A Million Junes by Emily Henry
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Published: May 16th 2017 by Razorbill

Romeo and Juliet meets One Hundred Years of Solitude in Emily Henry's brilliant follow-up to The Love That Split the World, about the daughter and son of two long-feuding families who fall in love while trying to uncover the truth about the strange magic and harrowing curse that has plagued their bloodlines for generations.

In their hometown of Five Fingers, Michigan, the O'Donnells and the Angerts have mythic legacies. But for all the tall tales they weave, both founding families are tight-lipped about what caused the century-old rift between them, except to say it began with a cherry tree.

Eighteen-year-old Jack “June” O’Donnell doesn't need a better reason than that. She's an O'Donnell to her core, just like her late father was, and O'Donnells stay away from Angerts. Period.

But when Saul Angert, the son of June's father's mortal enemy, returns to town after three mysterious years away, June can't seem to avoid him. Soon the unthinkable happens: She finds she doesn't exactly hate the gruff, sarcastic boy she was born to loathe.

Saul’s arrival sparks a chain reaction, and as the magic, ghosts, and coywolves of Five Fingers conspire to reveal the truth about the dark moment that started the feud, June must question everything she knows about her family and the father she adored. And she must decide whether it's finally time for her—and all of the O'Donnells before her—to let go.

I did and didn't like it. More did than didn't so I probably shouldn't even mention it; but it was just a few minor details that left me wondering what the point was since they had nothing to do with the overall story.
The overall story was great. It was a perfect blend of magical realism, romance and a bit of mystery. I loved the world it created and the descriptions that made me feel like I was there along side them.
The romance was very sweet there was never not a moment where I wasn't thinking "You two NEED to be together!"

Other than the world it created I also like where it took me mentally. It had me stopping every once in awhile to just think. It was a personal mind frame, but I guess everyone has thoughts about losing a love one in the overall sense.

While I think I have my picky list of things towards the book that left me wanting a bit more, I did enjoy reading it very much and am sure a lot of people will love it.

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