Welcome to Love Books Group, today I review Amelia Mandevilles Ever Colour of You. Out now in all formats from Little Brown.
Read my full review below, thanks for stopping by today.
♥ Blurb ♥
We had a story – short, but not a simple one. I couldn’t stay here and explain it all to you. If you really want to know, you’ll have to take time out of your day. You’ll have to read it…
Zoe’s life is full of colour. A fan of impromptu yoga, inspirational quotes and experimenting with hair dye, she’s on a mission to make the most of each and every day – even if she is currently spending most of her time behind a checkout till.
Then she meets Tristan. The rumour is that since his dad died, Tristan’s life has fallen apart. No one has seen him for months. But now he’s reappeared, does that mean he’s back to ‘normal’?
Zoe soon realises Tristan is struggling with a sadness that she can’t possibly understand and becomes determined to bring a world of colour back into his life. But the harder she tries, the more she realises it’s something she can’t fix – and in trying to put him back together, a part of her is beginning to fall apart. . .
♥ Author Amelia Mandeville ♥
Amelia Mandeville has been creating stories and characters in her head ever since she can remember. When there became too many, she started to write them down. Besides getting lost in the stories she’s written, Amelia spends her time attempting to bake, dyeing her hair and vlogging for the YouTube channel she shares with her sister, Grace – the aptly named The Mandeville Sisters.
Amelia is the debut author of Every Colour of You.
♥ Book Review ♥
What is it about?
In a nutshell, the book is about two troubled souls. One consumed with grief and deep dark depression. The other a colourful soul who sees the good in the everyday little things with a positive upbeat attitude.
What happens when their worlds collide is the journey you go on as the reader.
The colour is beautiful and it is very relevant to the book, which I love. Also if you have the hardback version you will be in for a heartwarming surprise on the naked cover.
The book really drew me in, I read in a few hours. The plot was faced paced and interesting read. You really do have two intense main characters with a sprinkle of extras in the background.
I checked online to see what genre they were putting the book and it comes under, New Adult – Women’s Fiction. But for me, it really is Young Adult hands down. I think it’s been moved up because of the tough issues that are in the book. But Amelia Mandeville handles them in such a mature and delicate manner that I don’t see the issue.
You would really think the book would be deeply depressing if you just read the blurb. But for me, I didn’t take it that way. This book is all about living your best life. Seeing the good in every day and being your best self.
As I said there are many difficult topics talked throughout the book. Reading about the various issues really made me think a lot about what others deal with on the daily.
The book really makes you think and take stock of what is important and why getting of bed in the morning is a gift.
I did guess what was going to happen about a quarter of the way through and usually, that would make me DNF a book. But the story was so beautifully written and I loved both the characters that I was eager to continue. Till 2am may I add. I haven’t had a book that made me lose track of time for a while.
The diversity of both characters is intense and Amelia Mandeville did a super job of creating two complete opposites. I can’t wait to see what Amelia publishes next, after setting the bar so high with Every Colour of You.
A life affirming journey with two unforgettable characters.
By Kelly Lacey
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Thanks to the publisher for my free copy of the book, given in exchange for participation in the book blog tour and for an honest review.