Shari Low – With or Without You

An interesting premise, a story that starts with a life-changing decision. Then we split into two parts – one where Liv says Yes, and one where she says No. But is your life actually pre-destined to end up a certain way no matter what decisions you choose? That’s what is explored in this book.

I found the pacing a bit variable, at times I was fully engaged and devouring page after page, desperate to know what would happen next, but at other points it felt like a struggle to keep going.

I think part of the problem was that I just didn’t feel like I related to the main characters enough, and for me, that can be a deal-breaker as to how much I can engage with a story, so although I didn’t enjoy it 100%, that doesn’t mean that the book was bad, I can definitely see it being a lot more engaging for other people.

As for the premise of the book, it was definitely intriguing, and I liked how each part of the book tied up, and how as I was reading the second part of the book, I was finding myself forming opinions about what I wanted to happen based on what I’d read in the first half.

Like I say, I’d recommend the book, but it just wasn’t 100% my cup of tea.

My rating: 3/5Average rating: 4.11
438 pages. Published in: 2018
Read in E-bookon 29th May – 16th June 2019

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