My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“What would you do for love?”
WOW! Just finished this heart-breakingly beautiful book by Melody Grace. This is the first time I read a book from this author and it is definitely not my last.
Solid 4.5 emotional Stars!!!
LOVE LOVE the cover as well.
I normally don’t compare books, but since “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Me Before You” were mentioned in the description I think you sort of know where the story is going. Compared to the above books mentioned, The Promise is not my most favorite but it really came in a close second. The reason is because I may have paid too much attention to details in the plot … for example, when one chooses end of life care, there should not be any ventilator or aggressive treatment like was mentioned. It seems that the person was able to do all the things too effortlessly given how the disease had advanced. I think for these reasons I did not feel as deeply connected to the character’s struggles and pain as I would have liked. Besides these small details, the Promise is beautifully written – it will make your heart break, you head spin, and your world fall apart.
The story is heart wrenching, raw, poignant and so beautiful. It will make you cry so get some tissue ready. You learn that life is precious and to make each day count. The story showcased the strength, courage, sacrifice, and choices the characters have to make for a chance at love and living life with so much adversity. This is not a feel good, light-hearted book by any means guys – this story will make you think, feel and shred some tears. I was especially emotional at the last chapter — Theo’s POV. I actually love this chapter the most because I really feel connected to Theo. I realize that the entire book is told in Claire’s POV and I wish so much that there was more of what’s on Theo’s mind – his thoughts and feelings thoughout their journey. Theo is such a sweet, caring and loving guy it’s too bad that we don’t get to know more of him.
I love the author’s writing though – very graceful and flows effortlessly from beginning to end. I am a sucker for punishment. I love these kinds of books that make your stomach twist and puts your heart in your throat. I was pulled into the story straight away and did not come out until the end. Devoured it in one night.
“Yes, I’d roll the dice on forever, and risk everything for that smile-not just what we’d shared, but for the chance of a thousand more to come.”
Make each day count and happy reading!
*** SPOILER ALERT COMMENT***
I am puzzled as to whether Theo will have his own book … I would be so ecstatic but maybe it just my wishful thinking?
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