PUBLISHER: Pan McMillian
DATE PUBLISHED: 30th August 2016
This is a love story.
It’s the story of Howling Books, where readers write letters to strangers, to lovers, to poets.
It’s the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. They were best friends once, before Rachel moved to the sea.
Now, she’s back, working at the bookstore, grieving for her brother Cal and looking for the future in the books people love, and the words they leave behind.
As a booklover it is fabulous to read a book with books playing such a heavy part in the plot.
Words in Deep Blue is that feel good book with a second hand bookstore (Howling Books) as practically its own character. All the characters leave notes to each other within books in the bookstore and being able to read this and understand the emotions that are being felt by the characters. The book itself is based in a small town in Australia and I could just imagine this small little bookstore with a broken family and friends within. I cannot explain the excitement I felt when seeing different authors or books that I know mentioned within this book. The character dynamics within this book were nothing short of stunning for me. I loved that each of the characters were fleshed out with serious topics broached and moments of hilarity, this book spans the gambit of emotions. Rachel and Henry’s story was extremely sweet and left me with a serious sweet tooth.
A book for booklovers.
Keep Calm and Read On,