This book was so wonderful! I’m fairly sure it’s been written for younger readers than 21 but I still adored it and cannot wait for the next one (only a few more days until it comes out!)
Although I guessed some of the plot before it happened I still was totally hooked on the plot and was always desperate to know what was going to happen next. I love the worldbuilding so much and I just wanna get back in there and explore this version of Victoria’s England! The characters were totally adorable too and I’m so in love with Lily.
I can’t wait to spend more time in this world and with these characters; this book was so adorable and so, so wonderful and it managed to put multiple huge smiles on my face!
This book was such a journey. I love Lisa’s writing because she tells so many different stories within one book… because of the time period it’s obvious the war is going to be a part of the book, but even with that knowledge it took me by surprise because I was so gripped by a completely different story! The way it crept up on me as a reader made me realise that the war and the rounding up of the Japanese etc. all came quite suddenly and that things related to war affected people when their focuses were elsewhere. The suddenness of it made it so much more real and so much more emotional.
I am so emotional right now; Lisa See’s writing is magnificent and I’m so in love with this book and its predecessor. I was nervous about reading this book because I loved the first one so much and I was worried this one wouldn’t compare to the first, but wow it did!
More people need to have mindsets like Hannah’s. I absolutely loved this book, and I feel like me and Hannah are cut from the same cloth; I didn’t agree with absolutely everything, but I did appreciate every word on every page of this book. There is no question in my mind, when the day comes that I have young teenage children – they will be reading this book.
I have mixed feelings about this book; on one hand it’s kinda predictable and unoriginal, and I’m not cool with the whole falling-in-love-with-the-bad-guy thing, but I really like the characters and there were some surprises so I found myself desperate to keep reading… I suppose in a way this book has become a guilty pleasure; I know I probably shouldn’t have enjoyed it but I really did.
Be prepared for some spoilers.
Woah, the last part of this book has left me breathless – the pace was upped fantastically and WOW I need to read the second book asap. I loved this book after the first couple of chapters and knew immediately that I’d need to read more of Lisa See’s books.