Hello everyone, today is a blog tour post set up by the lovely Faye Rogers! I will be reviewing Brigid Kemmerer’s latest book, More Than We Can Tell and yes, you can read this without having read Letters to the Lost, Brigid’s first book. In fact, I didn’t even know they were linked by characters until I got to the end of More Than We Can Tell. Anyway, on with the review!
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Release Date: 6th March 2018
Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay…until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.
Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve any problem with the right code, but when an online troll’s harassment escalates, she’s truly afraid.
When Rev and Emma meet, they both long to lift the burden of their secrets and bond instantly over their shared turmoil. But when their situations turn dangerous, their trust in each other will be tested in ways they never expected. This must-read story will once again have readers falling for Brigid Kemmerer’s emotional storytelling.
There should be *MAJOR TRIGGER WARNINGS* at the beginning of this book for victims of abuse in all forms, grooming and foster children.
Oh my goodness, I can’t even gush about this book enough. Before I started it, I was apprehensive because contemporary isn’t really my thing normally. Like, I’ll read it but I always enjoy Fantasy more so I was pleasantly surprised with this read.
The main characters are so well established and I think that’s down to the format. It is written in dual POV with Rev and Emma taking turns for chapters. That way you get a feel for what’s going on in their heads and their situations. I’ll admit that a sick part of me liked Rev’s plotline and chapters better…pssst, read it to find out what I’m talking about.
I found Emma to be a bit whiny but I can totally see why but I suppose I was always comparing her to Rev so it took the shine off of her plotline until THAT END.
I’ll be honest and say I was going to knock a star off because this book kept me up at night in a negative way. So my mind played over and over the plotline and I think part of that is with working in a school so my mind was in overdrive because of the content of this book regarding abuse. With that said, I didn’t knock a star off because that is a sign of a bloody good book if you think about it 24/7 even when you’ve put it down
Honestly, I am so glad I had the opportunity to review this book and I cannot thank Faye Rogers enough for making that happen. I will take this story with me into the future and hold it as a guide to how other books should be. In other words, READ IT NOW.
Brigid Kemmerer is the author of Letters to the Lost and the YALSA nominated Elementals series and the paranormal mystery Thicker Than Water. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, though her parents quickly moved her all over the United States, from the desert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the lakeside in Cleveland, Ohio, with several stops in between. Brigid is now settled near Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband and children.
Thank you very much for reading this blog tour post today, don’t forget to check out the other stops on this tour, all links are below. Don’t forget to come back to The Book Moo for more from me, see you soon!
Monday 9th April
Tuesday 10th April
Laura Patricia Rose
Wednesday 11th April
Thursday 12th April
Kit Kats Can Read
Friday 13th April
The Book Moo (ME!)
Saturday 14th April
Sunday 15th April
Tales of Yesterday