Books and Feelings

By Martina - Saturday, September 30, 2017

The only book I managed to finish this month is Carrie Hope Flethcher's newest novel, All That She Can See. 

I pre-ordered it as soon as it became available online, collected it from Waterstones as soon as they delivered it, and then kept it in my wardrobe - studio flat problems, I miss a proper bookcase - for weeks before picking it up. I didn't do that for any particular reason, I was simply reading other things, but now I am glad I finally found some time for it. 

The story took some pages before finally catching me, but I found that the more I read the more I was intrigued by the plot, and now that I have finished it I really hope Carrie will write a sequel at some point, because I need to know what happens to the main characters.

The style is on the same line of her previous novel, which I loved, and some bits reminded me a little bit of Pixar's Inside Out, which is one of the best films I've seen in the past couple of years.

I don't want to give away too much about the story, the characters or the themes, so I'm going to keep this post short, but if you like Carrie's other books, or Carrie in general, or even just Inside Out and cakes, then I recommend you read All That She Can See as well.

Fun fact: whenever I think of this book I see in my mind a specific area of Camden, because the day I read one of the major plot revelations (the existence of the Feelers, in case you know what I am talking about) I was sitting at the entrance of the Roundhouse waiting for my boyfriend, so my brain has started playing back the memories from that day and link them to the book. How cool is that?

If you've read this book, please let me know what you think! I love to share thoughts and ideas.

Reading Challenge 2017:
All That She Can See: a book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you 
Martina x

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