I love when I find hidden gems in the book world.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pub Date: 3.15.2019
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆.5
“I am so often moved by souls whose first concern is not for their own lost years but for the grief that their passing will cause to those they love. It’s more common than you might think. The most ordinary mortal bodies are housed by spectacular souls.”
I finished reading The Lovely War a few weeks ago – it was a buddy read with Dreya, Lora, and Holly, and I’ve been debating how to write my review as I know I won’t be able to do it story justice. But, here we go…
Historical Fiction + Fantasy? Never read anything like it, and while it did take me a bit to adjust to the storyline, once I was in, I was hooked. The audiobook was beautiful as it incorporated the musical component of the book into the audio; I felt like it transported me deeper into the book.
Besides the musical component to the book, Julie Berry wrote one heck of a storyline that spanned the darkest parts of our world’s history. I grew attached to every character, even if their presence was only noted on one page. There was a point in the story (I quoted from it above) that I could not stop crying. It was beautiful and heartbreaking and somehow gave me peace with my own grief.
🌏 World War I
🎧 Audio version is AMAZING
🏛 Greek Gods and Goddesses
😢 Heartbreaking storyline that leaves you filled with hope
I can’t say enough about this story, and I encourage you to read it.