We wanted to do another bookish meme on Wednesday and after doing Can’t Wait Wednesday a few times we decided that would be a fun one to bring around more often! About twice a month you’ll see this meme on our blog.
Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
If I Stay meets Your Name in this heartfelt novel about love, loss, and what it means to say goodbye.
There’s only a few months left until graduation and seventeen-year-old Julie has her future all planned out—move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city, spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam dies. And everything changes.
Heartbroken, Julie skips his funeral, throws out his things, and tries everything to forget him and the tragic way he died. But a message Sam left behind in her yearbook forces back memories. Desperate to hear his voice one more time, Julie calls Sam’s cellphone just to listen to his voicemail.
And Sam picks up the phone.
In a miraculous turn of events, Julie’s been given a second chance at goodbye. The connection is temporary. But hearing Sam’s voice makes her fall for him all over again, and with each call it becomes harder to let him go. However, keeping her otherworldly calls with Sam a secret isn’t easy, especially when Julie witnesses the suffering Sam’s family is going through. Unable to stand by the sidelines and watch their shared loved ones in pain, Julie is torn between spilling the truth about her calls with Sam and risking their connection and losing him forever.
Okay, so first of all this cover is stunning!! Then I saw You’ve Reached Sam is described as If I Stay meets Your Name. I loved both that book and movie. This story sounds like it’s going to suck me in and hit me in all the feels. I have a feeling this won’t get the happy ending I’m hoping for, but I’m really hoping it’s as amazing as I think it’s going to be.
What do you think? Does You’ve Reached Sam sounds like something you’ll read? This book releases in November and I’ll definitely be picking it up. Hopefully I can get my hands on an e-arc!