My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Thank you to First to Read by Penguin Publishers for this ARC galley!
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.
Loved it! From the beginning this story was an easy read, and drew me in. I loved the characters from the start, and loved seeing the story unfold before them. Taking me through a wide range of emotions, from joy and sensuality, to fear and dread, this book had it all! At one point I was terrified about what would happen next, and at others I couldn't get enough. So good! Can't wait to read more by Emily Henry, she definitely made a new fan!
I loved this one! It kept me guessing, and I adored all the characters! I highly recommend this one for mystery, romance, fantasy/paranormal fans! This is one of the few contemporary romance novels I've read, but I have to say, this one really surprised me! I even went out and got Emily Henry's first book since I love her writing, and can't wait to read more of her work!