I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.How the Light Gets In by Katy Upperman
Published by Swoon Reads on August 6, 2019
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Since her sister’s tragic death, seventeen-year-old Callie Ryan has basically given up. Her grades have plummeted, she’s quit her swim team, and she barely recognizes the people her parents have become.
When she returns to her aunt’s run-down coastal Victorian one year after Chloe’s death, Callie resigns herself to a summer of guilt and home renovations. She doesn’t expect to be charmed by the tiny coastal town or by Tucker Morgan, a local boy brimming with sunshine.
But even as her days begin to brighten, Callie’s nights are crowded with chilling dreams, unanswered questions, and eerie phenomenon that have her convinced she’s being haunted. Will Callie be able to figure out what her sister is trying to communicate before it’s too late?
I had read Katy Upperman’s Kissing Max Holden a few years back, so I was super happy to be part of the blog tour for How the Light Gets In!
why I adored this book:
- The setting. The book takes place in Bell Cove, and I just couldn’t get enough of it. I love beach towns like Bell Cove, and I love reading books with settings like this, especially in the summer.
- It was a mix of paranormal with contemporary. I haven’t read a book like this before, but I think that it worked perfect, given the plot. Honestly, I really didn’t think that there was going to be this paranormal element, but there was! I don’t want to say too much about it because I’d love for you to be able to experience it yourself.
- Callie’s relationship with Tucker. I really loved him! He was so charming and their relationship was utterly sweet. Their romance felt 100% real to me.
- This book kept my attention all the way through. Sometimes, a book gets a bit boring at times, but I can say that I stayed fully invested the whole time I was reading.
Honestly, I think that if you’re looking for a contemporary that’s out of the norm for YA contemporaries, then this is your book! It was a very engaging read and I feel like now I really have to check out The Impossibility of Us because it’s the one book by Upperman that I haven’t read yet!
Check out the rest of the tour and be sure to join the giveaway below!
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Flipping Through the Pages – Review + Favourite Quotes
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Some Books & Ramblings – Review
We Live and Breathe Books – Review
Phannie the ginger bookworm – Review + Favourite Quotes
The Reading Corner for All – Review + Favourite Quotes
Kayla Reads and Reviews – Review
Bemused Bibliophile – Promotional Post
Confessions of a YA Reader – Guest Post
The Clever Reader – Review + Favourite Quotes
Book Rambler – Review
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Playlist
In Between Book Pages – Review + Favourite Quotes
A Dream Within A Dream – Promotional Post