Author: Laura Taylor Namey
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Justine at Harper Collins
Goodreads: From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.
While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother’s compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works…and straight into her heart. For the first time in her life, Darcy can’t seem to find the right words. Fairy tales are one thing, but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink-and-paper bomb shelter.
Still, after spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily-ever-after will mean she’ll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth—even if it’s messy.
Ope’s Opinion: If you are a book lover who likes to read about books and other book lovers, you will probably really enjoy this book. Although it is a YA book, it deals with adult issues that impact Darcy ( MC ) who is a young adult.
The relationships are all well developed, realistic and left an impression on me. I enjoyed watching these relationships grow and mature as Darcy matures. She has friends that are supportive and understanding, she has a grandmother who is there for her and she has a mother who loves her, but has issues.
The story began a bit slow for me and a little on the sad side, but it improved as it moved along. Some of the flowery, descriptive writing made me loose track of where the story was going. But I would still recommend this book to YA book lovers.