I received this book from NetGalley in exchanges for an honest and unbiased review of the book.
This book took me by complete surprise. I went into relatively blank as I didn’t want to be spoiled as to what this book was going to be about, so when the main event happened, so even the prologue took me by surprise. I enjoy the feeling of going into a book completely blank and uncovering everything while you’re reading it, whether that’s good or bad. Sometimes descriptions and trailers give too much away. But what I’m about to says in the description, but I’ll try not to give spoilers.
“Christopher is the sort of guy that no one notices, yet when Air catches sight of him making intricate paper birds in the airport, she can’t look away.
But their worlds are about to collide in ways they never expected. Someone they love is on Flight 0217 from London Heathrow. And it’s missing.
Convinced that her brother was on a different flight, Air drives them hundreds of miles across the country, on a trip that will change their lives forever.
But how do you tell the person you’re falling for that you might just be the reason their life has fallen apart?”
The story follows Air (Ariadne) and Christopher and their journey and story after the plane, UKFlyer0217 from Heathrow has gone missing. Both of them have someone on that flight, or think they have someone on that flight as Air goes into complete denial. She goes on a journey of her own, as she booked a completely different flight for her brother Blake, so why did he get on this flight? Still holding on hope that he got on the flight she booked for him and he got confused and sent her the wrong details. Christopher however, knows his dad was on the flight, as his dad was the pilot and he keeps seeing his face popping up everywhere.
This book was so beautifully written and with the imagery it described. There were moments of pure bliss and peacefulness, then you’d remember what this book was about. There were times I’d find myself chuckling. It was done so well. To look at these two characters, barely 17/18 years old and how they deal with such events. It was gripping and had me hooked. It’s such a delicate subject, death always is and it was done perfectly.
It was an emotional read because of how realistic it is. There are scenes that I just won’t forget, especially when Air finally gets to the wedding and after the eclipse. There’s one scene in-particular that just got me, which I want share because of spoilers, that made me feel bad for Christopher and brought me back to the prologue and how he’ll never know.
Must read! It’s being published on the 18th April 2019 and I definitely and highly recommend it. I hope this isn’t her only novel.