Monday 9 September 2019

✪ Styx and Stones ✪ Carmen Jenner ✪

A heartbreaking mature YA novel from the author of the bestselling contemporary romance, Harley & Rose.

Cancer sucks … and then you die.

Alaska Stone is a walking wet dream.

My wet dream.

For years, I’ve watched her in the halls, wanted her, but she never knew I existed.

Not until she walked into my chemo session.

For me, it was love at first sight.

For her? It might take a little longer.

But hey, it’s not like we’re on a deadline or anything.

ARC received from author for an honest review

Now, I am an old fart, so I don't really read much YA anymore, however this is a Carmen Jenner story, so it is a no brainer that I am going to read it.

The subject matter is not the easiest to read - F&ck Cancer and all that.  However I was completely drawn into Styx and Alaska's story, and I ended up reading this book in one night.

Now, I know that the subject matter of this story is not going to be for everyone.  I tackles heartbreaking subjects, and you can't help but cry for our lovelies as their stories unfold.

Now, I knew before I went in that this was going to be an emotional book, and I held it together for about 80% of the book, but then I was a blubbering mess, reading the story through copious amounts of tears.

Ms Jenner, I will be emailing you a bill for the shares in Kleenex I must have bought as I  read.

I don't want to give anything away, as this is story you need to dive in blind and experience with the characters.

Just know that you need to read it.

I can't wait to see what Ms Jenner brings us next.