Thursday 27 April 2017

Book Review: The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

There are some books you read that just completely take your breath away and The Light We Lost was one of those.


The Light We Lost is Lucy and Gabe's story. It's their love story but maybe not quite the love story you were expecting.  They seem fated to be together, but one decision changes their course forever. 

I was actually so surprised by how much I was taken by The Light We Lost. Normally I don't mind the odd romantic story, but I cannot even begin to describe just how romantic and raw this was. This is a story about true love. The joy of it, the pain of it and also about the choices and mistakes we make along the way.

I was blown away by Jill's writing, it is just so stunningly descriptive and she makes you feel like she is personally telling you the story of  Lucy and Gabe. These are two characters whose love story will capture your heart. This felt like love in it's purest form and I have never known characters that were so meant to be together. I can't even put into words just how much their story touched a part of me that I didn't even know existed, just such raw, real emotions.

The Light We Lost also gets you questioning so much. Is life really mapped out for you? Are there any coincidences and how much do the decisions you make in life affect your future? A surprisingly thought provoking read, it also gets you wondering about your own life and the choices you have made.

There is so much I want to say about this beautiful book, but this is one that you need to read for yourself without knowing too much beforehand.

Be prepared for heartbreak, this read is an emotional one and I don't think I have ever read one quite like it. I don't think I will be forgetting Lucy and Gabe's story in a hurry.


  1. This sounds so gorgeous, honestly a lot of the time I'm not massive on romance books but I think when it's done right it can turn out to be so impactful, I'll have to keep my eye out for this one. Great review <3

    1. Thank you so <3! Honestly such an amazing book and you are so right, it's not mushy or over the top which is what makes it so good.