Review: Five Years From Now by Paige Toon

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb:

What if you met the right person at the wrong time?

Nell and Van meet as children when their parents fall in love, but soon they are forced worlds apart.

Five years later, they find each other. Their bond is rekindled and new feelings take hold, but once again they must separate.

For the next two decades, fate brings Nell and Van together every five years, as life and circumstance continue to divide them. Will they ever find true happiness? And will it be together?

‘One day, maybe five years from now, you’ll look back and understand why this happened…’

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What I liked:

This is a super pleasant book to read. It’s lively and fast paced, and I read it in about a day and a half. I haven’t been so hooked by a story in a while.

I initially thought the jumps every five years would be confusing, but actually it was so seemlessly done I adapted straight away. Everything we would have missed out on was perfectly explained, and I was never left puzzled. Well, not for more than a few minutes anyway.

What I didn’t like:

I would have loved to see a little more of the present situation, with Luke and his accident. I did feel the end was a little rushed.

Like quite a few characters (and readers) I wasn’t a big fan of Van and Nell’s relationship. There were some things I didn’t fully get on board with.

Out of five:

Four. Utterly enthralling.

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