Until We Meet Again, by Renee Collins | Book Review #216


28755327Country clubs and garden parties. The last thing Cassandra wants is to spend the summer before her senior year marooned in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. Cass craves drama and adventure, which is hard when she just feels stuck.

But when a dreamy stranger shows up on her family’s private beach, claiming that it is his property-and that the year is 1925-Cass is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making. As she searches for answers in the present, Cass discovers a truth that thrusts Lawrence’s life into jeopardy. It won’t matter which century he is from if he won’t live to see tomorrow.

Desperate to save the boy who’s come to mean everything to her, Cassandra must find a way to change history…or risk losing Lawrence forever.

A friend of mine recommended me Until We Meet Again, since I believe that she said that she ended up crying at the end. I’ve heard that a few people have ended up in tears by the end of the book. 

When I first heard of Until We Meet Again, I thought “I have to get my hands on this book immediately.” Long story short, I finally read this book after borrowing it from the library countless times.

I was worried that I wouldn’t like this book since there’s Historical Fiction involved, but there’s enough of a somewhat current timeline in the story that only enhanced the HF parts of the novel. The Historical Fiction parts of the novel weren’t too often, and wasn’t all that boring either. Which was such a huge relief.

unnamed-8What I didn’t expect from Until We Meet Again was that there would be two points of view. The majority of the book we read from is via Cassandra, the other, Lawrence. Even though there are only a few chapters from Lawrence’s point of view, his part of the story had an impact on me, and left a mark. When I think of this book, I remember Lawrence’s chapters first, and then remember Cassandra’s part of this story.

The reader unravels the mystery and find out the butterfly effect of how our past, and even changing a night of it, can have huge ripples in the future. I really appreciated that the butterfly effect was such a thing in this story, and that we saw the affect’s of messing with the past.

I was really cheering on Lawrence’s and Cassandra’s love story. Which makes the ending of this book that much more heart wrenching. Soul aching. Until We Meet Again is truly a book that had me want to protect my heart. Not many books have such an impact on me. — I remember when I finished Until We Meet Again, I didn’t let myself sleep with such a heavy heart. I forced myself to stay up for another hour and distracted myself until the hurt wasn’t so prominent.

I ended up giving Until We Meet Again, 3 of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Have you read Until We Meet Again? What are your thoughts on the book? 

Happy Reading!

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