Book Review: Our Song by Dani Atkins

Title: Our Song
Author: Dani Atkins
Published: January 21st 2016 by Simon & Schuster
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Blurb: This is the story of Ally and Charlotte, whose paths have intersected over the years though they've never really been close friends. Charlotte married Ally's ex and first true love, David. Fate is about to bring them together one last, dramatic time and change their lives forever.

First of all I would like to thank the publisher for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Review: Wow! It's only January and I think I've already read a firm contender to book of the year. Our song has completely and utterly broken me. My first thought when this beauty arrived at my doorstep was, that's quite a long book. But once I started it, I couldn't stop reading. They chapters flew by and soon I was wishing it was actually longer as I didn't want it to end. 

This is my first book by Dani Atkins so I had no idea what to expect. But it only took me a couple of chapters to realise I was in front of something special. Dani created a complex and intricate story about two couples who find themselves in the same unit, in the same hospital, in the same night. Both husbands are fighting for their lives but as the story unfolds, we learn that their stories go way back and this is a night no one is going to forget for the rest of their lives (I'd include myself here as I think this story will always stay with me, it took away a tiny piece of my heart with it and this is difficult to forget).

As I learned more and more about these four characters, I became part of their story too. They made me happy, they made me angry and they made me terribly sad. I am no ashamed to say that I cried like a baby during the last several chapters. So, a word of advice from me: have tissues handy at all times. This book will get to you, big time.

Our Song is an unmissable read. Heartbreaking but uplifting, it takes you on a journey where emotions play a big part. The four main characters are complex and layered. They feel so vivid, like they are part of your life. And thanks to all the flashbacks we learn all about them. There were moments when I hated some of them, moments when I didn't approve of their actions, moments when I forgave them... As it said, they crawled under my skin and for some days they were all I could think about. Isn't it amazing when a book makes you feel so much?

I strongly recommend you pick this brilliant book, you'd be daft not to!

Rating: 5 Stars plus the extra heart!

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  1. Wow now that's a recommendation. Great review and book added to wish list X