Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Review: The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young

Author: Samantha Young
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2017
Source: ARC provided by bookstore
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads: 
I know how to watch my back. I’m the only one that ever has.
India Maxwell hasn’t just moved across the country—she’s plummeted to the bottom rung of the social ladder. It’s taken years to cover the mess of her home life with a veneer of popularity. Now she’s living in one of Boston’s wealthiest neighborhoods with her mom’s fiancĂ© and his daughter, Eloise. Thanks to her soon-to-be stepsister’s clique of friends, including Eloise’s gorgeous, arrogant boyfriend Finn, India feels like the one thing she hoped never to be seen as again: trash.

But India’s not alone in struggling to control the secrets of her past. Eloise and Finn, the school’s golden couple, aren’t all they seem to be. In fact, everyone’s life is infinitely more complex than it first appears. And as India grows closer to Finn and befriends Eloise, threatening the facades that hold them together, what’s left are truths that are brutal, beautiful, and big enough to change them forever…

My Thoughts 

I absolutely loved the Impossible Vastness of Us. Everything from the characters, to the plot, to the relationships was amazing. 

Fynn, India, and Eloise were all fantastic characters. The mystery behind each of their different backgrounds had me hooked as I wanted to know what they were hiding. I really liked how the characters were flawed and had personalities and emotions that reflected those of teens. I felt like each character could be relatable to the reader through their own way. I also loved the diverse representation Eloise provided. Even though India and Eloise have a hard time warming up to those around them, it added a lot to their character development and their relationship dynamics. I loved how the family dynamic was developed between India and her mother, and Eloise and her father.

The Impossible Vastness of Us is a beautiful, heartfelt novel perfect for fans of contemporary romance. 

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