Having never read a Jill Santopolo book before, I was really excited to be gifted an e-copy of Everything After by Penguin Random House. I was really excited to dive into this one! In this blog post you’ll find out what I thought of it.
What is Everything After about?
Two loves. Two choices. One chance to follow her dreams.
Emily has come a long way since she lost her two passions fifteen years ago: music, and Rob. She’s a psychologist at NYU who helps troubled college students like the one she once was. Together with her caring doctor husband, Ezra, she has a beautiful life. They’re happy. They hope to start a family. But when a tragic event in Emily’s present too closely echoes her past, and parts of her story that she’d hoped never to share come to light, her perfect life is suddenly upturned. Then Emily hears a song on the radio about the woman who got away. The melody and voice are hauntingly familiar. Could it be? As Emily’s past passions come roaring back into her life, she’ll find herself asking: Who is she meant to be? Who is she meant to love?
What did I think of Everything After?
Everything After is such a wonderful book. I quickly flew through it and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a touching story about Emily, who is trying to find out who she wants to be and what she wants to do with her life. Everything After consists of a love triangle, but it’s not only that. It doesn’t solely focus on love, but also on self development and finding out who you are. The bond Emily and her sister Ari shared was very special to read and I loved that it was mentioned so clearly.
The short chapters made this book quick and easy to read. I loved that there were two types of chapter: Emily now and Emily in the past throughout her diary. This really added to the story and makes the reader discover Emily’s past. Because you know her past, you can understand the things she does better.
This book was written very powerfully and it really touched me to the core.
This made me really excited to read The Light We Lost and More Than Words soon!
TW: miscarriage, growing up with an ill parent, death of a parent, grief, depression, drug use while pregnant, infidelity
Thank you Penguin Random House for the free e-galley. This in no way affected my opinion.