Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Length: 336 pages
Released Date: November 1, 2015
Source: Publisher (Netgalley)
Age Group: Young Adults
Genres: Romance, Time Travel, Adventure
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Country clubs and garden parties. The last thing Cassandra wants is to spend the summer before her senior year marooned in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. Cass craves drama and adventure, which is hard when she just feels stuck.
But when a dreamy stranger shows up on her family’s private beach, claiming that it is his property-and that the year is 1925-Cass is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making. As she searches for answers in the present, Cass discovers a truth that thrusts Lawrence’s life into jeopardy. It won’t matter which century he is from if he won’t live to see tomorrow.
Desperate to save the boy who’s come to mean everything to her, Cassandra must find a way to change history…or risk losing Lawrence forever.
This book is such a beautiful, heart-throbbing love story. I haven’t been this emotional over a book for a long time, and this book just brought back all the feels.
Cassandra met a stranger outside the beach one day, and her life changes forever. Meeting Lawrence is her destiny, that’s what she thought. Cassandra realized that the boy she met isn’t belong here, literally, because he lives in 1925, and they can only see each other on the beach. They became friends, they talked, and they fell in love, despite the danger of changing everything in the time that they live in. The story is so beautiful, so amazing that my heart hasn’t returned to me yet.
Cassandra is a cheeky, full of energy girl, or at least, when she is happy. She loves adventures, so feeling joyful when she has to spend the whole summer with her mom and stepdad in an aloof town is nearly impossible for her. I love Cassandra, not because she has an awesome name (she does, though), but because her personality is endearing. She might be sarcastic and act rebellious, but true to herself, she’s a person who cares deeply for people around her, especially the one she love.
Lawrence is a young man full of dreams (and a perfect fiction boyfriend). Living in the time when you have no freedom to choose and do what you want yourself, he has to put aside his love of writing and focus in what his family want him to do. While the book is mainly in Cassandra’s point of view, there are some chapters that from his, which give us a glimpse of his thoughts, and that’s just wonderful.
I love this book so much and can hardly put it down (in fact, I didn’t). The ending is so emotional that I have to go and make myself a bowl of super spicy ramen just to convince myself I wasn’t crying over the book. I definitely recommend this book…with and extra tissue box. And for those who afraid of sad ending story and decide to put this book down, please don’t do that. Because remember, it doesn’t need to be a sad book to make people cry, and I never said this book is a sad book either.
Similar books: The Time Traveler’s Wife, Ruby Red, The Book of Life, A Tale of Two Centuries