This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
“You reach a breaking point when you are tired of having to be the person your surroundings want you to be.”
– Wonderful Feels Like This, Sara Lövestam
Let’s begin with the obvious point, I gave this book a solid three starts. That being said I don’t think this book is absolutely amazing, it’s just left me at a state of ah. On one foot I felt that this book was a compelling fun, light hearted story that really had it’s unique quirks, humor, and style. Which was exactly what Iw as hoping for since the cover of this book is just so fun to look at!While reading the book I truly felt like I was understanding the personality of the book itself. Yes, I know I’m a weirdo for thinking that the book itself has a personality, but it does. The words the author use to describe the story really gave the book it’s own unique personality that i was starting to understand. The book, Wonderful Feels Like This, does earn it’s name because reading it does feel like you’re being transported into a wonderful feeling. But on the other foot I don’t feel like this story was unique to the genre of YA-reading.
There are so many different YA topics being published today, I just felt that the plot and the events of the story felt truly similar to the books that I have already read. This is really disappointed me since the synopsis really began to give me something that would have be been truly unique, refreshing, and even more earning of five stars. I just felt that the lack of delivering this new, refreshing concept was what was truly missing the mark. Even though, Wonderful Feels Like This, did not offer me what I was looking for it still manage to not only grab my attention but carry me the entire way! This is why I think this book would probably but more suited to a younger audiences, I’m 26 years old and I have read a lot of young adult which is probably why the concept of this story was not astounding to me, but I feel very much to someone who has not read as many books of the same genre would find this an amazing read, which it truly is.
What I love about this book is how beautiful it is written. The way the author, Sara Lövestam, manages to describe actions in the book will make you pause and re-read the sentence, just to appreciate the unique way Lövestam arranges her sentences to describe. There are times in which I will admit the sentence felt kinda lost, but I am going to blame that on the fact that the novel has been translated from Swedish.
Overall I felt that , Wonderful Feels Like, is a really great light read. It’s the type of novel that’s great to read for while waiting for you’re most anticipated series to final be released.