Author: K. Ancrum
Publish date: March 19th 2019
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
“All that I am is a terribly brave small thing, with a terribly brave small life, and a terribly brave love that spans eons.”
I would first like to start off by saying happy book release day to the author and this book!! According to everything I looked at online it was released today so congrats!! I just really don’t know where to start with this book to be honest. (And the cover??? ADORABLE).
I actually had no idea that this book was even coming out, I was scrolling on Twitter and the author tweeted something along the lines of saying that she would send digital arcs to book bloggers who are interested because she’s so proud of her book. I thought that was super cool so I went to go read her description of the book and it was everything I needed. I emailed her about it and she responded so quick and was so happy to send me one. She was so sweet in her email which I really appreciated, and her book was incredible. I will leave the Goodreads synopsis below:
“Ryann Bird dreams of traveling across the stars. But a career in space isn’t an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the wrong side of town. So Ryann becomes her circumstances and settles for acting out and skipping school to hang out with her delinquent friends.
One day she meets Alexandria: a furious loner who spurns Ryann’s offer of friendship. After a horrific accident leaves Alexandria with a broken arm, the two misfits are brought together despite themselves—and Ryann learns her secret: Alexandria’s mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system.
Every night without fail, Alexandria waits to catch radio signals from her mother. And its up to Ryann to lift her onto the roof day after day until the silence between them grows into friendship, and eventually something more . . . “
I will say that this book had me a little confused at first because the writing style was not something that I’ve read in a while. Her writing style is refreshing and so poetic. I was eating every word that she wrote right up. Because of her writing style this book was so special and unique to me. Literally everything about this book is phenomenal, and it kept me on my toes and left me with such a warm feeling.
Both Ryann and Alexandria are so stubborn and tough, but still so sweet. I was obsessed with both of their characters, they were similar in some ways and vastly different in other ways. Even some of the more side characters were so interesting to read about and they all had unique background stories. This book is a Lgbtqia which I appreciate so much because YA is in desperate need of more representation in all aspects of books (even though it is getting a little better). Not to mention that even the romance was SO good, it was slow burning, romantic, inspiring, and just adorable. There’s like a thousand quotes that really tore my heart open with love and sadness. The authors writing makes it feel like you’re with the characters wherever you go, you feel like you’re on earth with them, but when it’s in space you really feel like you are actually there with them. Her writing gives me massive chills because of it.
This book has diverse perspectives, and it’s truly a masterpiece in motion. It celebrates love, family, and adventure. Not to mention the ending????? Which I will not talk about because spoilers but it truly warmed my heart, and I cried a ton because of it. Books like this are special and they come very few and far in between and I am so blessed that I read it this year.
I HIGHLY recommend that everyone reads this book because it is truly amazing, the characters, the plot, the adventure and romance are sensational. I can’t wait to read more books that are this incredible this year. This is a little contemporary, a little sci-fi, and all things amazing. I just cannot put into words how AWESOME this book is!!!!
I hope you all take the chance to pick it up and read it!
Thank you so much for reading!