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Arisol was amazing and every should have a SUPPORTIVE PERSON IN THEIR LIFE LIKE HER THE PETER person in life like her The Peter book that plays a big part in the book was pretty special and I really enjoyed the relatable uotes at the head of each chapter I guessed early on how the book tied into the plot but it was such a creative thing to do that I didn t mind at all Throughout the story I thought this would be a simple and sweet teen coming of age romance that s low on the angst and high on the cute factor Then out of nowhere at the end I was pleasantly surprised to find myself choking back emotion as Darcy navigated the broken relationship with her mother This is definitely than your average YA fluff it has lots of heart and introspection in it I thoroughly loved Laura Taylor Namey s debut and I cannot wait to read from her in the future FOLLOW SMOKIN HOT BOOK BLOG ON books about booksIT S BOOKCEPTION Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram 45 E arc received from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest opinion Since kindergarten my mind has been a story bank I read and read and I remember When I first read about this book I knew I had to read it and was lucky enough to receive an e ARC of it I believe it is safe to say that the majority of the pages on my Kindle are highlighted with uotes I loved moments that warmed or broke my heart and ust in general how great this story is Even though the main character is a bookworm I think this book is very different from what we are used to have in YA books Of course there are a lot of recurring elements that are classic to YA b 45 starsSometimes in order to write our own story we need to find ourselves firstDarcy Jane Wells lives a life immersed in stories and books Other than her best friend Marisol books have been her closest companions since childhood because she finds that other people s stories are better than the story of her own life She goes everywhere with at least one book in her possession even to parties and other social events Sound at all familiarHer mother is a hoarder She s a perfectly functioning adult with a real ob and everything but she cannot stop buying things to fill the void Darcy s father left when he abandoned them before she was bornDarcy has always stood guard to ensure her mother s compulsion preventing friends from visiting running interference with the building manager handling necessary repairs in secret But a new building manager looking to make changes dwindling money an ultimatum from her grandmother and the arrival of a shocking surprise leave her strugglingWhen Darcy meets Asher a former aspiring pilot whose dreams were dashed by injury suddenly she is tired of hiding her story and her feelings She s tired of romance only between the pages of her books But it will take courage and self discovery and much But I spent so much time battling the clutter scaffolding my life so much time hiding Dreams came settling inside me When they did I lived in a new house clean and free I kissed the prince and danced with the hero maybe even one like Asher Fleet But I had to move those dreams out every time Evicted How could I hold real love inside an invisible heartI really enjoyed this I thought the book was poignant and emotional full of lovely and special moments Namey s characters are so appealing as well and added depth to this story Plus any book that celebrates the love of reading and the power of stories is all right by meCheck out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at Check out my list of the best books of the decade at all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoriablogspotcomFollow me on Instagram at Four in the name of romantic book nerd and hoarders love lyrical family troubled emotional heart warming making you sigh incessantly starsIf you re not a YA romance fan what is still intriguing about this book Complex mother and daughter relationship Check Amazingly developed real best supporting character and sidekick Marisol s existence on the book Check References from the great classic authors from Bronte Austen to Shakespeare and bringing a different and creative approach to Peter Pan s story Check Heart felting sometimes a little bit dramatic but still swoony and sweet love story between Darcy and Asher I know you may not love YA love stories but the age is not important when you read a heart warming one Check check and check When you need an urgent summer read and looking for a book that brings you the softest sweetest and most genuine story which makes you smile Check When you need a uick escape from daily dramas stress turmoil and irritating people around you by reading with a soul brushing mind relaxing story CheckIf you also checked all the listed reasons to love this book grab it read it and fully enjoy it Special thanks to Inkyard Press and NetGalley to provide me this lovely book in exchange my honest review I wholeheartedly loved this one. S Fairy tales are one thing but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink and paper bomb shelterStill after spending her whole life keeping people out something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up But securing her own happily ever after will mean she’ll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth even if it’s mess.
Free read ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Laura Taylor NameyThis was Not greatDarcy haha Pride and Prejudice reference because she soooo Bookish Felt Like The felt like the of the whole not like other girls subgenre of YA I thought were years past Reading this book everything about the tone plot and character development felt incredibly dated largely because I haven t read anything written in this style since I was 13 or 14 almost a decadeHere s the basic ideaDarcy is the sole child of a single mother who also struggles with hoarding The only place where her mother won t move her hoard to is her bedroom allowing Darcy to place the books her mother hates in there For most
*of the book we re told that Darcy s mother hates books because *the book we re told that Darcy s mother hates books because man she fell in love with and the father of her child was an English teacher who left them and moved to Thailand 18 years ago To cope with the loneliness of having to parent her mother ie pay bills do household shopping and prevent anyone from ever setting foot in their home she buries herself in books with the book freuently noting that she has such a knack for books and reading she can memorize whole texts and large passages and recite them with ease I often find that books designed for bookish people can be the worst alternating between patronizing and pretentious The Library of Lost Things spends time with the latter but still touches on the former See Darcy is also a book snob she derides e readers aren t we past this now and immediately thinks less of Asher romantic interest because he speed reads But we haven t yet gotten to the parts I hated the most about this book See Asher has a girlfriend for 90% of the book Her name is London she s a theater kid and we re supposed to believe she sucks and is a terrible girlfriend because Actually we never were really given a reason Because the whole book takes place from Darcy s POV and so we re ust told London is badBut here s the thing I don t believe she is She s actually shown to be nice and sweet at various points She Black Women in White America A Documentary History just seems like a Sharpay ish type girl who works really hard at the theater but because she s involved with the romantic interest she s automatically a Bad Person Most of the characters in The Library of Lost Things were little than caricatures theudgmental wealthy grandmother the destitute mother the cheerful best friend who sets aside all her problems for the MC the love interest who deserves better than his current girlfriend the aforementioned current girlfriend vilified for her crime of being with the romantic interest It was a lot These characters ultimately reveal themselves as objects designed to prop up Darcy as some wonderful different uirky hard done by girl who freuently mentions that she s not pretty or beautiful Yeah we really hit all of them in one book I was almost impressed if I wasn t sufferingFinally Darcy s mother At the end of the book Darcy confronts her mother s hoarding and draws a line in the sand Remember how we were told her mother hates books because of Darcy s father Turns out that was a lie The real reason she hates books is because she get this abandoned Darcy at 9 months old and took off for four months leaving her in the care of her grandparents But when she decided to turn around and come back she realized Darcy was exceptional their word not mine Why was Darcy exceptional you may ask The memorizing books thing Apparently everyone was so blown away by her ability to memorize books from a very young age that her mother felt like she didn t deserve her daughter and began to resent books because of how naturally she took to them So there you have it The hoarding is because a mother got ealous of her child s ability to memorize and read literature WowThe only thing that saved this book was that first kiss scene in the last couple of chapters That was some good swoon This turned out to be exactly the gentle charming read I needed during this difficult coronavirus time a contemporary YA gem of a book for book lovers and I adore how this author started her creatively named chapters with uotes from classic literature from Shakespeare to Louisa May Alcott Teen aged Darcy spends her life lost in books and words shutting out the reality of living with a mother with a serious hoarding problem their apartment is a umble of goat tunnels through piles and piles of stuff Darcy s one refuge is her room that she s turned into a library When a former teen pilot the swoony and complicated Asher enters her bookish life Darcy has a choice to make either keep barricading the world out with a wall of books and stories or start creating a story of her own Lovely writing charming details and one of the most engaging hilarious best friends I ve read in a long time aspiring fashion designer Marisol Marisol s warm wonderful CubanMexican family is another highlight of this book and the luscious food descriptions I LOVE well done food descriptions pan dulce crowned with cinnamon and butterpre. From the moment she first learned to read literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books There she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary But when a new property manager becomes active in the upkeep of their apartment complex the only home Darcy has ever kn. Pare to be hungry and googling CubanMexican cuisine when reading this book And I d love a spin off book about cheeky cuisine when reading this book And I d love a spin off book about cheeky I also loved the metaphors and language revolving around airplane flight and the uniue very atmospheric setting of an airplane hangar for romantic scenes of budding first love and may I take a moment to congratulate the author on one of the swooniest almost kisses I ve ever read An engaging highly enjoyable read Looking forward to this talented author s next book with one of the most charming covers and titles I ve seen in a while such a sweet romance and a lot of really strong family feels in this story you lost me ateverything other than bookworm main characterreview to come 2 stars ish currently reading reviewyou had me at bookworm main character Omg I love this book so damn much at first i wasn t sure but At first I wasn t sure but grew on me and I fell right in love Plus I cried a bit Now ima buy the hardback and the awesome preorder of the super cute paperback come out So there The end Mel Title The Library of Lost ThingsSeries StandaloneAuthor Laura Taylor NameyRelease date October 8 2019Cliffhanger NoGenre YA romanceHe was the home for all my words even the ones I hadn t defined yet He was the home for all my stories even the ones I hadn t imaginedThis book had me at literary genius heroine I loved the secret gift she had for memorizing passages of her favorite books Darcy Wells is exactly the type of character I have a weakness for Shy intelligent not exactly nerdy but feels socially invisible Then to find out that she s named after my ultimate book hero the dashing Mr Darcy How could I possibly dislike her after that Spoiler alert I couldn t Books are the center of Darcy s world they re her escape from the harsh reality of her mother s shopping and hoarding addiction Inside the pages of her books was invaluable information she could stockpile in her brain to get her through a stressful time Because her mother ust isn t there for her to give advice and guidance the way she is supposed to be She s a young girl trying to cope in the only way she knows how What skills had my mother taught me How to fall apart but still look presentable How to pretend and lie to survive or shop your bank account dry I d learned about life from books than my own momShe knows her mother loves her but through the years their roles have become reversed and Darcy has taken on the responsibility of many things she shouldn t have to worry about at her age Her mother has completely checked out and spiraled into an anxiety ridden maze of denial and comfort spending If you ve seen the show Hoarders you probably have some horrific images in your head about what kind of filth they re living in Their situation isn t uite that dire Her mother holds down a well paying ob selling make up and on the outside you d never guess that their home is stacked with so many piles of stuff that you barely have enough room to walk from room to room Darcy has adapted and learned how to project the perfect image and blend into the background so no one asks too many uestions Her best friend s cousin is called in for a favor when a repair needs to be made in their apartment Her grandmother s monthly allowance is used to buy groceries or pay a bill that wasn t taken care of And no one absolutely no one is allowed to step foot inside her home because the fear of child protective services removing her is one that she lives with every day She s one month away from turning eighteen and she needs to keep their skeletons firmly in the closet until that day Then suddenly her house of cards starts tumbling down around her She s hit with one problem after another and everything is on the verge of collapsing with one wrong move It s all she can do to take one shaky breath at a time Asher was such a refreshingly sweet hero Yes he s a little moody and unapproachable in the beginning but his behavior wasn t Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part just teenage angst or bad manners When Darcy runs into him a few times and starts to get to know him better she realizes that his mixed messages are coming from a place that he has no control over Asher is one year ahead of her andust recently graduated but he s been working for family while he heals from a traumatic car accident that destroyed his plans for the future I enjoyed the fact that these two formed a friendship first and you could tangibly see their feelings grow into something deeper To Darcy he is the unattainable popular guy that she could never hope to capture She s uirky secretive and would rather read a book at a party than socialize He sees much of her true self than she thinks and there isn t a part of her he doesn t like I watched you almost every day He smiled Watched you tuck hair behind your ear and fall in love with words And you re than pretty You re all the places I want to fly to Your mind is brilliant and so full it spills out all over you Darcy s best friend Own outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balanceWhile Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother’s compulsive shopping Asher Fleet a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future walks into the bookstore where she worksand straight into her heart For the first time in her life Darcy can’t seem to find the right word.