Sunday, January 31, 2016

SST: The Love That Split The World

by Emily Henry
Release date: 1.26.16

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Natalie Cleary must risk her future and leap blindly into a vast unknown for the chance to build a new world with the boy she loves. 
Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start…until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.
That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.
Emily Henry’s stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife, and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we’ve left untaken.

"I missed you," I tell Grandmother.
"I missed you too."
"I thought you said it was only a minute for you."
"It was."
― Emily Henry, The Love That Split the World

“And when you see those good things--and I promise you, there are so many good things--they're going to be so much brighter for you than they are for other people, just like the abyss always seems deeper and bigger when you stare at it. If you stick it out, it's all going to feel worth it in the end. Every moment you live, every darkness you face, they'll all feel worth it when you're staring light in the face.” 
― Emily Henry, The Love That Split the World

“Love is giving the world away, and being loved is having the whole world to give.”
― Emily Henry, The Love That Split the World

"This is only the beginning. If you want the good, you can't give up."
― Emily Henry, The Love That Split the World

About the Author:

Emily Henry is full-time writer, proofreader, and donut connoisseur. She studied creative writing at Hope College and the New York Center for Art & Media Studies, and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it. She tweets @EmilyHenryWrite.

*all quotes were taken from an ARC and are subject to change


  1. I preordered this one and will be reading it pretty soon. I have heard such great things. Those are beautiful quotes! Now I am even more excited. :)

  2. Just ordered this one yesterday! I may crack it open tomorrow when it arrives. Thanks for sharing the quotes!

  3. I looooooved this book! (But I see on Goodreads that you did not. Sobs. If it helps, things pick up a LOT after the first like, 20%? If you ever feel like giving it another go!) These quotes are great though, thanks for sharing them :D

  4. Thanks for sharing your favorite quotes! :)