Published by Wednesday Books on February 16, 2021
Sparks fly between two teens as they grapple with grief, love, and the future.
Eighteen-year-old Amelia Griffin is obsessed with the famous Orman Chronicles, written by the young and reclusive prodigy N. E. Endsley. They’re the books that brought her and her best friend Jenna together after Amelia’s father left and her family imploded. So when Amelia and Jenna get the opportunity to attend a book festival with Endsley in attendance, Amelia is ecstatic. It’s the perfect way to start off their last summer before college.
In a heartbeat, everything goes horribly wrong. When Jenna gets a chance to meet the author and Amelia doesn’t, the two have a blowout fight like they’ve never experienced. And before Amelia has a chance to mend things, Jenna is killed in a freak car accident. Grief-stricken, and without her best friend to guide her, Amelia questions everything she had planned for the future.
When a mysterious, rare edition of the Orman Chronicles arrives, Amelia is convinced that it somehow came from Jenna. Tracking the book to an obscure but enchanting bookstore in Michigan, Amelia is shocked to find herself face-to-face with the enigmatic and handsome N. E. Endsley himself, the reason for Amelia’s and Jenna’s fight and perhaps the clue to what Jenna wanted to tell her all along.
To have a best friend who loves reading as much as you do is a very special thing. To lose that best friend especially after an argument is heartbreaking and Amelia has not been the same since. She and her best friend Jenna even had a favorite series called the Orman Chronicles were written by the famously reclusive author N.E. Endsley.
Sometime after Jenna’s death, Amelia receives a rare edition of the Orman chronicles with next to no information as to who it was from, etc other than the address of a bookstore somewhere in Michigan. So, Amelia makes the impulsive decision to travel to this bookstore (with the blessing of Jenna’s parents) to see if she can unravel the mystery of this mysterious copy.
Whether your a book lover or not you should read this novel. Losing someone close to you isn’t easy but sometimes taking a chance opens you up to new experiences, and new friends that you never would have considered before. The story is heartwarming and healing at the same time. It shows that even famous people have issues and that not everybody is who or what they seem to be at first glance.
I highly suggest you pick up this novel. I do not give my rare 5-star ratings out very easily!