Split Pov Books You Should Read This Year

January 13, 2018


{pics via pinterest}

Because honestly? What better New Year's resolution to make than add these two stellar reads to your TBR.

read now, thank me later :)

{Advisory Warning: these books may or may not emotionally destroy you, cause large tears to drip down your face, and increase your book appetite}



  {★★★★★}

This book just tore my little heart into shreds. Not because it's particularly sad or anything, it's just so alive and feeling and even though we don't always understand why stuff happen they way they do it's ok. The three POV's are written with so much beauty and care, I fell in love with all three girl's voices. I also like in particular how this book wasn't focused on romance, it happens in the story but that's not what the story is truly about.

The vibe of this book is  constellations / turtle / full hearts and space / old English mansions / lying awake at night / circus / worn yellowed pages / luminescence / love / family 




  
Quotes 
{ because they speak for themselves}

 It's strange, isn't it, how we can push people away because we want to be near them? Isn't that the silliest thing?”
Jodi Lynn Anderson,
Midnight at the Electric

“Earth," Alexa finally said. "It's not that great anyway." And they all smiled sadly. Because, of course, it was everything.”

“Lily?”, she whispered. Lily didn’t move. “Can I tell you something?” Lilly breathed deeply, clearly asleep. “I think all my life my heart’s been broken,” Adri whispered, “and I didn’t even notice. And I don’t even know by what.”
Jodi Lynn Anderson,
Midnight at the Electric







{★★★★}

This one is incredible. I'm a big fan of historical fiction and this one didn't disappoint. I love how the book handled the horrible subject of war realistically while still managing to keep hope in the picture. I also like how the author wrote about a side of war not many at all know about. The reason I give four stars is for the confusing ending, I got the gist of it but I was still left a bit confused. Also be advised, this book is mature and I suggest 16+ Will leave your heart aching...

The vibe of this book is journey / brown hair / shoemaker / hardship / pink hat / madman / hope / waves / ship / secrets / soldiers / blind / winter / ice & snow / bell tower / warm inner hope


 Quotes 
{ because they speak for themselves}

“I wept because i had no shoes,
until i met a man who had no feet.” 

 “What had human beings become? Did war make us evil or just activate an evil already lurking within us?”
Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

“Per aspera ad astra, Papa,' I whispered. Through hardship to the stars.”
Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea  

“Guilt is a hunter.
Fate is a hunter.
Shame is a hunter.
Fear is a hunter.”
Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea


 “Your daughter, your sister. She is salt to the sea,”
Ruta Sepetys,
Salt to the Sea







 Have any of you read these incredible books? What did you think? And if you didn't have I convinced you to read them? :)
And srsly you gotta love the aesthetics...I put wayyy too much time into them :")




 

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27 comments

  1. I really want to read the first one! I'll have to see if it's at my library. I'm not big on historical fiction, though I think sometimes I like to read it. I'm a picky reader. XD

    Awesome post. I really want to read more books now!

    <3

    ~Ivie
    iviewrites.blogspot.com

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    2. It is soooo good! You must read it :) I get you, honestly I'm a picky reader too ;)

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment Ivie! <3

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  2. Midnight at the Electric is heartbreaking.

    I guess I need to read Salt to the Sea now... xD

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  3. I LOVED the aesthetics! They were BEAUTIFUL!!!

    I haven't read these books....*starts prepping supplies for a library raid*

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Catherine!!!

      Yes absolutely xD

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  4. These books sound really interesting, I'll have to check them out!:) I love your collages and the quotes you chose.
    -Quinley

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    1. You def should! Thank you so much Quinley! <3

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  5. Aaannd my TBR for this year just got longer xD I MUST read these books! I love split-POV stories, especially heartbreakers ;)

    Thanks for the recommendations! I also loved the little aesthetic/vibe things you did <3

    audrey caylin

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    1. Story of my life xD So do I! :)))

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment and it's my pleasure to share books I love ^.^

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  6. Ugh, SALT TO THE SEA IS GORGEOUS. I do agree that ending was confusing (like the raft???) but it’s still beautiful and tragic in its own way. You should make more aesthetics, Anna! They’re gorgeous!!! <3

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

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    1. IT IS OMW. Yes!? Right! I wouldn't mind talking about it on Twitter DM if you're interested...I read the ending more than once because I was confused and just because of it's painful beauty.

      Thank you Abby! That is sweet ^-^ xxx

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  7. Both these beautiful-sounding books are on my TBR, and in fact, I have a library copy of Midnight at the Electric sitting on my shelf, JUST WAITING FOR ME TO CRACK IT OPEN. Your aesthetics just made me want to read it even more!! *drools*

    Lila - The Red-Hooded Writer

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    1. OMG I really want to buy both of these beauties! Can't wait to hear what you think of it :))) <3 Thank you so much for your sweet comment Lila xoxox

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  8. Your reviews are beautiful!!! Like, I've never seen such artsy reviews, lol! I really want to read both books now :D

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    1. Wow thanks :))) That is actually really my goals so I appreciate this comment a lot :). You totally should Keturah!

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  9. I AM LITERALLY WAY TOO OBSESSED WITH RUTA SEPETYS. I lovelovelovelove Salt to the Sea and I lovelovelovelove Between Shades of Gray (have you read that one?)!! I actually ugly cried myself to sleep after finishing both of those books AND sank into a deep depression the entire two weeks after finishing it. Seriously these books cannot get enough love and praise <3<3

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    1. SHE HAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL WRITING VOICE AHH. NO but I must now. Oh my goodness the crushing pain in my chest after "Salt to the Sea" I can't even. <3333 Your comment rocks Jasmine, bcs I relate like 100% xxx

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  10. I've heard of Salt To The Sea. I hope to be able to reach it one day. And I'll be adding the other book to my TBR.

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    1. It is a lovely book. I'm sure it's available on e book, even though paper is always better :)

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  11. These books are both on my tbr but I haven't managed to get my hands on them yet. Now I want to 10000% more than before. *flail* Bring on the feeeeeels. XD

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    1. YOU NEED THEM IN YOUR LIFE :) <3
      OH MY GOODNESS YESSS xD

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  12. Every quote from Midnight at the Electric resonated with me. Wow, sounds like an AWESOME story.

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    1. It is an AMAZING Book, you should really read it.

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