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Review: Into The Tomorrows by Whitney Barbetti

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I was born in sadness, which was just the beginning of a solemn and desolate life. I’m no stranger to pain—none of us are. The night I held my best friend’s hand as she died, I understood true agony. And I never thought I’d feel happiness again.

But that was so long ago…

Moving to Colorado to be with Colin, my high school sweetheart, was the perfect way to start over and rekindle what had begun to fizzle. I wanted that spark to ignite, to burn in passion and desire. Instead, I found myself falling for Jude, my boyfriend’s roommate. He’s the only person who understands my soul, who can breach the walls I’ve built. But I can’t have him.

Because I’m Trista Kohl, and my destiny is sorrow.

My Review

“My identity was lost in the in-betweens”

“I can feel your loneliness, Trista.” He was watching me, the moon reflecting off of his face. “It’s in your eyes, that hunger for something that digs past the superficial. You want someone to know you, but you’re afraid too. And you’re consoling yourself with someone who doesn’t want to know you because you know it’s safe.” He let out a breath, like he was absolving himself of some kind of demon. “ And fuck me if it doesn’t make me want to give you what you need. You’re hungry—you’re starving. And I wish it didn’t make me want to feed you.”

“My whole body is a story, and each mark upon it is a page. Sometimes things happen in a story that you don’t want—or don’t expect—because you don’t choose it. And then, some things happen because you’ve chosen them—wanted them. My scars are things I didn’t choose. My tattoos are things I’ve chosen. And all of it is me, my story. It’s the story that sits on my throat, begging to be told. And when you’re private to tell the story, you wear it instead.”

Every once in a while there is a story that is written that just blows your mind. The story is unlike anything that you’ve read before. From the moment you get it in your hands, all you can do is devour the words. For me, Into the Tomorrows, is one of those books.

Into The Tomorrows is unlike anything that I’ve read from Whitney Barbetti before and in my opinion, this is her best writing to date. Yes, you heard me. HER BEST WRITING. To say that this story has blown me away would be a complete and utter understatement. There are no words for what this story means to me.

Into The Tomorrows is real and raw. The emotions that this story pulls out of you are so unexpected. This book isn’t a traditional love story. Yes, there is some romance, but this book is about so much more. The characters are so complex and at times frustrating and not easy to love. Trista’s journey is not an easy one at all. Her story is heartbreaking and is one of loss. Her story will show you just how that loss can take over your life and make you a shell of the person you used to be. It’s a story of loosing yourself and clawing your way back. It’s about knowing when it’s time to let go; even if you don’t want to and moving on.

And I just have to say, that ending……The ending just blew me away. I didn’t see it coming. It was so powerful. It was so moving. It had me feeling so many things. My only complaint is that the story ended and I don’t have the next book in my hands. I have so many questions!! I am dying and I mean dying to know what happens next.

Whitney Barbetti has completely outdone herself with Into The Tomorrows. The writing is brilliant and gripping and it will leave you begging for more. This book has definitely earned itself a top spot on my list of favorite reads of 2016.

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