Hello and Hi.
Earlier this year I was caught up in my curoisity and read It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover after being bombarded with it every time I opened my tiktok. I did a whole review detialing my thoughts on this book but to sum it up: I think I would have enjoyed that book more if I had gone in blind.
It Ends With Us is not a romance novel. I feel like the whole point of that book is that it lures you in, makes you think it’s one thing, but then subverts that and you feel all these ups and down and conflicting feelings alongside Lily, the main character. Because I knew what was going to happen so I couldn’t by in to that.
We’re now a month or two out from the release of the highly anticipated sequel, It Starts With Us, and I’ve managed to avoid all spoilers. I really need to hurry up and read it though before I stumble across some. So today I’m going to start reading the book and document my thought process while reading.
Just before I start reading the initial thing I’m interested in is the relationship between Lily and Atlas. These two were so hyped up online, especially Atlas Carrigan, but I just didn’t connect to them in any way. Like I could acknowledge that Atlas was a good guy and clearly the better option for Lily, but to me, that book was less about shipping the two of them, and more about the inner workings of Lily’s other relationship so I’m curious about the dynamic in this sequel which I feel will definitely have the chance to be a romance unlike the first.
Anyways, on with my reading …. (spoilers ahead btw).
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