Book Review: The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman

Today I'm reviewing Rowan Coleman's latest book, The Summer of Impossible Things. This beautiful and magical story is out later this month and it's unmissable. Read my thoughts here:

Title: The Summer of Impossible Things
Author: Rowan Coleman
Published: June 29th 2017 by Ebury Press

Blurb: If you could change the past, would you?

Thirty years ago, something terrible happened to Luna’s mother. Something she’s only prepared to reveal after her death. 

Now Luna and her sister have a chance to go back to their mother’s birthplace and settle her affairs. But in Brooklyn they find more questions than answers, until something impossible – magical – happens to Luna, and she meets her mother as a young woman back in the summer of 1977. 

At first Luna’s thinks she’s going crazy, but if she can truly travel back in time, she can change things. But in doing anything – everything – to save her mother’s life, will she have to sacrifice her own?

Review: Let me start saying what a well crafted and magical story this is. It left me completely in awe, as it's like nothing I had read before. Rowan Coleman makes you believe that the impossible is possible and takes you in a journey like no other.

In the book, we follow Luna and her sister to Brooklyn after their mother's death, where they hope they will be able to understand her and her decisions better. And they are not wrong, as soon as they arrive, their connection to her intensifies, especially for Luna. For some inexplicable reason, she discovers that she is able to travel to 1977, the year that changed their mother's life forever. As you can imagine, Luna feels that she needs to change the past. But what consequences would it have in the present?

I had a great time following Luna in her adventures. She was a really easy character to love, full of heart and determination. And I loved discovering the seventies through her eyes. I could easily picture a disco obsessed Brooklyn getting ready for the release of Saturday Night Fever, the movie that would put them on the map. Luna's mother back then was also a force to be reckoned with, with a bright future in front of here. So I couldn't stop wondering, just as Luna, what had happened to her. 

This is definitely a story that I want to read again, to enjoy every little detail. Actually, I finished reading it a few weeks ago already and it's still in my head. I suspect this story will stay with me for a long time and I have no doubt it will be one of my books of the year. Seamless writing, engaging characters and an original plot make this story unmissable. So do not hesitate to get a copy this summer. 

Rating: 5 stars

I would like to thank the publisher for sending me a copy of this book via NetGalley. This is my honest opinion.

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