Book Review: My Map of You by Isabelle Broom

Today I am really excited to finally share with you my review for My Map of You. I was lucky enough to get a review copy of this book at the beginning of the year and I couldn't resist reading it straight away. And guess what? I completely fell in love with this story. It's such a special book and I can't wait for all of you to get it this Thursday when it's finally out. 

Title: My Map of You
Author: Isabelle Broom
Published: April 21st 2016 by Penguin

Blurb: Holly Wright has had a difficult few years. After her mother's death, she's become expert at keeping people at a distance - including her boyfriend, Rupert.

But when Holly receives an unexpected letter explaining that an aunt she never met has left her a house on the Greek island of Zakynthos, the walls she has built begin to crumble. Arriving on the island, Holly meets the handsome Aidan and slowly begins to uncover the truth about the secret which tore her family apart.

But is the island where Holly really belongs? Or will her real life catch up with her first?

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

Review: On her debut novel, Isabelle Broom takes us to the incredibly beautiful Greek island of Zakynthos. Only for this setting, you need to pick this book. And then, once you've picked it, you will discover one of the most well crafted stories you have ever read. Consider yourself warned, once you start reading, you won't be able to stop until you know everything.

In My Map of You we meet Holly, who at first sight has a great life. Nice job, charming boyfriend, fun friends. Everything would be perfect if she actually enjoyed any of it. After a very difficult past, Holly thinks getting close to anyone is overrated. But when a letter from Greece arrives, she must face some truths. She is now the owner of a house in the island of Zakynthos who belonged to an aunt she knew nothing about. So it's time to travel there and discover the secrets that await.

Through Holly's eyes we soon discover that we have landed in paradise. Seriously, I've always wanted to visit Greece and its islands but now I need to visit it, especially Zakynthos. With every bit that Holly discovered, I felt a little bit more in love with it. Plus, Holly found the perfect guide to discover this island and its idyllic beaches, gorgeous Aidan. He had his own secrets and reasons for living in this island, but his easy-going and affable nature made it impossible not to fall in love with him.

Zakynthos held more secrets than both Holly and I were expecting, Isabelle Broon managed to surprise me with unexpected twits and truths that held me glued to the pages of My Map of You for hours. I felt like I was part of the adventure too, trying to unravel the truth about Holly's past and her family's. Between chapters, there were old letters from her mother to her aunt that hinted to a big secret and I just wanted to know more, so much more!

You know when sometimes a book takes your breath away and you are left thinking about it for days, unable to focus on anything else? Well, My Map of You is one of those books.

Another thing that stole my heart in this story were all the secondary characters, they all had their own spark and added so much to Holly's story. I especially enjoyed the Greek characters. They all helped Holly and welcomed her as an old friend. They were key to make this journey magical.

My Map of You is brilliant. It delivered so much more than I was expecting, I seriously cannot recommend this book enough. A must read and a firm contender to debut of the year for me. Pick your copy and get lost in turquoise waters and family secrets.


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4 comentaris

  1. I love the sound of this story, great review.

    1. Thank you! :) I loved this one, highly recommended! Alba x

  2. This sounds like a great read. I love the photo you took.

    1. Thank you Tanya! :) It certainly is a unique read, really worth picking it! Alba x