Book Review: The Library of Lost Things

From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.

While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother’s compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works…and straight into her heart. For the first time in her life, Darcy can’t seem to find the right words. Fairy tales are one thing, but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink-and-paper bomb shelter.

Still, after spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily-ever-after will mean she’ll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth—even if it’s messy.

I received a digital advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

What a charming story! Laura Taylor Namey really just brought this story to life. TLoLT is absolutely full of self realization and emotions. The contrast between Darcy and her best friend Marisol was one of my favorite parts of this book. Darcy’s lack of honesty and Marisol’s brutal truth was refreshing. 

Some parts of this book is predictable but the quality of Namey’s writing surely makes up for it. The pace of the story is great and made it easy to read. Namey is incredibly poetic in how she envelopes you into her world. 

This story is a great way to remember that no matter your circumstances you don’t have to become your parents. Pick this book up, read it, them immediately read it again.


The Library of Lost Things hits shelves on October 8th, 2019! Grab your copy and get lost in Namey’s world! Pre-Order your copy today!

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️


Thank you kindly for the chance to review this book! 
Images and synopsis taken from NetGalley

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