Book Review: Valencia and Valentine by Suzy Krause [75/100 * 2019]

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

“But I guess if being scared of something stopped you from doing it, you’d miss out on everything.”

 

 
📖 Buy This Book: Amazon 📖

📚 Series:   No.
📚 Genre: Fiction.
📚 POV: Third person alternating.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.

⚠ Content Warnings: Discussions of OCD, Anxiety, Depression. Being buried deep in thoughts of someone with OCD, can be triggering.
⚠ Read if: you are looking for something quirky with a nice writing style.

I unfortunately have read unsatisfied reviews on this novel from GR friends. I still dove in and gave this once a chance.

I am grateful that I did.

 

“Beauty is on a different plane than happy and sad or easy and hard; I’m sure you know that. A song can be sad and beautiful at the same time. Life too.”

 

 
Valencia and Valentine is a read that I definitely enjoyed, mainly because of the way it was written. I was captivated by the writing style. The prose and the metaphors got me and hit me when and where I needed

This book tackles mental health concerns, and like I said, if you are someone who has triggers especially on ‘death’, dying, and things around it, this book might not be for you.

Some people raised concerns about the wrong comparison of this book with Eleanor Oliphant. I cannot comment on that though because I have not read the other one.

What I can say is that I enjoyed my entire reading experience, even though the plot twist was quite easy to guess.

Kudos to the author. I am looking forward for more of her works.

 

“Meanwhile, my soul was having an adventure— it didn’t matter in the least who was sitting across the table from me. The point was not who was there; the point was that someone was. The most important thing was that I was.”

 

 

☁ THE CRITERIA ☁

🌼 Blurb:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Heroine:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Heroine 2:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Romance:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Pacing:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Ending:⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Unputdownability:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

☁FINAL VERDICT: 4.09/5 ☁

Much thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for this complimentary copy. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own.

Review also appears on my blog.

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