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This is a book that I just finished reading. I read it in bite size portions due to my recently hectic schedule and every time I came back to it I was totally enthralled by the story.
The main character, Casey, was an in-debt waitress who longed to be a writer. Having just lost her mum and with a father who humiliated her during her teenage years by being sacked for something inappropriate (not with her), she was feeling a bit lost. Her spare time was spent refining a novel, which not only confused her but also drove her dreams.
Dating two guys, Silas and Oscar, she just could not decide what she really wanted. Torn between two guys who were also passionate about books, she was really confused. One was a published writer with a family of his own and a dead wife. The other was a fly-by-night romantic who was difficult to pin down. Ironically she met Oscar because of attending a book signing, taken to by Silas.
Lily King is a new writer who has made a massive impact on the book market with this gorgeous debut novel. Her skilful narrative, written in the first person, from the viewpoint of Casey, has relatively short chapters but these are not numbered nor named, simply indicated by indentations.
I absolutely love the insights into Casey’s character. Her inner monologue is modern, clever and dabbles in mental health as she discusses the bees coming for her when she is stressed. Her constant sadness over her mother’s passing is an important backbone to the story but it is her love of writing that drives everything forward.
When she sends off her manuscript to multiple literary agents and it comes to crunch time for deciding who to properly date, what will she eventually decide?
I hope that you enjoyed my review. This book is a definite 5 star read, with bells on. If you want to read more reviews click here. Please consider following my newish blog and helping me grow.
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8 thoughts on “Writers and Lovers – A Book Review”
I’ve not heard of this book or author before but I love the sound of it and the intrigue that comes with it x
It is just a well written story. Very well written.
Casey sounds really relatable – thanks for the recommendation of what sounds like a great read!
I hadn’t heard of this book or author before so thanks for the recommendation. I’m glad that you enjoyed it enough to give it 5 stars. ☺️
Being the proud owner of a hectic schedule, I can understand the relief of reading a book that not only works in bite sized reading sessions but is also enjoyable and makes the most out of your time. I am currently reading The way of kings by Brandon Sanderson and although it is MASSIVE I find that it’s one of the best books I’ve read this year! Short chapters, fantastic world building, a plot that’s grabbing you in.. perfection!
Word building is the key. Thanks for commenting.
This sounds like a good read – I love the metaphor of ‘bees coming for me’ as with anxiety it’s exactly how it feels!