Monday, January 11, 2021

Book Review: YOU HAVE A MATCH by Emma Lord


You Have a MatchYou Have a Match by Emma Lord
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

YOU HAVE A MATCH by Emma Lord is a fun adventure, exploring the ups and downs of friendships, family, and first loves.

Initially, I wanted to read this story because this publisher (Wednesday Books) puts out quality books, and I was intrigued by the premise. YOU HAVE A MATCH is well-written and engaging from page to page, and I found myself walking on the treadmill longer than I had to because I wanted to finish a scene or chapter. My only real criticism of the story is based on a personal pet peeve of mine: I hate it when an entire problem (or plot) could be resolved by simply talking to someone rather than keeping an issue secret. I wanted to yell at the main character: JUST TALK TO THEM! But that was honestly my only issue with this book. And even with that, I still looked forward to returning to the story each time I'd left it.

Thanks Emma Lord for a terrific story!

Some of my favorite passages from the story:

"Living in that moment-in the adrenaline rush of seeing something magical and knowing you only have a small window to capture that magic ... photographing nature and landscapes ... You never know exactly when the magic is going to happen. There's nothing quite like the rush of getting to hold that magic still and keep it forever-allowing something so big to feel so intimate and personal because a part of you belongs to it, and a part of it belongs to you."

"It was always too good to last. Like when you're in a good dream, but you know you're dreaming. I was here on borrowed time."

"Confidence blazes through me, making me feel like I could snap fire into existence, strike lightning at will, control the tides."

[I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.]

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