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BOOK REVIEW: The Last Letter

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆☆
Smut factor: 🔥🔥🔥
Author: Rebecca Yarros
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis from the book: 


If you’re reading this, well, you know the last-letter drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there was any chance you could have saved me, you would have.

I need one thing from you: get out of the army and get to Telluride.

My little sister Ella’s raising the twins alone. She’s too independent and won’t accept help easily, but she has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. It’s too much for anyone to endure. It’s not fair.

And here’s the kicker: there’s something else you don’t know that’s tearing her family apart. She’s going to need help.

So if I’m gone, that means I can’t be there for Ella. I can’t help them through this. But you can. So I’m begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family.

Please don’t make her go through it alone.


Brittany’s Review

Have you ever read a book that seemed to capture your soul from the first words and hold it hostage, long after the book had ended? That’s what The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros did for me. When this book came out everyone I knew in the book community was raving about it. Not just the normal release day mentions, it was literally everyone shouting READ THIS BOOK. So I thought, alright let me see what’s so special about this book. After reading the blurb I decided to sample the first two chapters before buying and it didn’t take long for me to realize I had to own this book — best decision ever.

“But I’m not the center of their universe. I’m more like their gravity.”

Describing a book as horribly perfect isn’t probably the best way to write a six-star review, but that’s what every gut-wrenching word was, just horribly perfect. The characters Rebecca Yarros creates feel like you have known them your entire life and the story is so brokenly beautiful. While I was reading I felt like it WAS my life, that it was happening to me not some imaginary person on the page. By the end of the book I was so wrapped up in the emotion that I couldn’t seem to bring myself back to reality.

“Sometimes you have to leave so you can know what it is you left. You don’t really value something until you’ve lost it.”

I’m not going to give anymore information than what Rebecca provides in the blurb, because if you decide to read this book I want you to truly experience it. Don’t skip over words or through chapters, make sure you take in every moment on the page. Lastly mentally prepare yourself and get out the kleenex, you are about to experience a book hangover that will last for days. .


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