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Review: This Time Next Year – Sophie Cousens

I got the opportunity to read the advanced readers copy of this amazing book. In this blog post, I’ll tell you what I think of the book!

What is the book about?

When Minnie meets Quinn at a NYE party, it’s clear that they’ve got nothing in common – except for the strange fact of their being born in the same place at the same time on New Year’s Eve. A crazy coincidence, but not a reason to pursue a friendship, and definitely not an excuse for Quinn to hope for something more.

He is a privileged party boy who believes the world is his for the taking. She is a hard-working realist, whose lack of confidence tends to hold her back.

Opposites don’t really attract…it’s not like this is a rom-com, right?

The clock strikes midnight, their moment passes, and another year begins. But if Quinn and Minnie are from different worlds, why do they keep bumping into each other? And why is it that each frustrating interaction somehow seems to push their lives in the right direction? Could it be that instead of clashing, their different outlooks might complement each other?

Perhaps now is the time for them to finally come together…

What did I think of it?

Let me just tell you in short: I love this book. It made me dream away and forget about real life for a while. The character growth in this book is amazing. I can’t say to much about it, or else I will spoil some of it, but it’s amazing.

However I think that some parts in this book were quite unbelievable. Minnie and Quinn crossing ways somehow nearly every new year’s day seems quite unbelievable, but I see the point that the author wants to make with it.

This book is not only fun and heartwarming, but also talks about some more serious topics, such as anxiety. Quinn’s mother suffers from anxiety, and it is so beautiful to see how Quinn always tries to help his mom the best he can.

I also loved the family and frienship aspect of this book. At a lot of times, the true importance of these things is shown, and I think that’s important in a book. The friendships you least expect can be the most amazing ones, the loves you least expect can be the most amazing ones,… I loved the message of it.

I really did love this book and could dream away with it!

(It also got me out of my reading slump, so thank you Sophie Cousens!)

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Thank you NetGalley and Random House UK for this copy of the book. The fact that I received this book in exchange for an honest review, hasn’t affected my opinion in any way.

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