The Two Lives of Lydia Bird gave me all the feels!
When I read the last sentence of this book, I squealed. I’ll admit it. A weird high-pitched sound just forced itself through my upper body and came out my mouth. If you are a fan of a good emotional story, The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver will inevitably cause some similar excitement for you.
Lydia and Freddie live a fairytale love story, but then Freddie dies
Lydia and Freddie have been each other’s person for their whole adult lives. They are high school sweethearts that stood the test of time. More than 10 years after their first summer together, they are planning their wedding and their future. But on Lydia’s 28th birthday, Freddie dies in a car accident, and Lydia’s world collapses.
In an attempt to manage her distress, Lydia agrees to take prescription medication to help her sleep. But instead of restful sleep, the medication transports her to a world where Freddie didn’t die. In this parallel life, every day continued as it should’ve had it not been for that tragic accident. This life is not perfect, but it has Freddie. Which life will Lydia choose? When Lydia has to put everything on a scale, can she handle the consequences?
Lydia’s journey is messy and beautiful
We get to accompany Lydia on her almost two-year roam through grief and her careful approach to healing. It’s quite an emotional journey. Not just for Lydia, but also for us. Josie Silver’s words are magical, relatable, and breathtaking. I’m left in awe after reading Josie describe so precisely some of life’s most complicated emotions. Grief is like “turning off the sun.” The struggle to move on is a “parched pile of leaves” that as it scatters on the breeze, it also scatters pieces of oneself away. An attempt at romance can be a parachute jump with a soft landing…
This book will be released on March 3, 2020. Please go pre-order it now!
Darienne was 15 when her aunt gave her a copy of Princess by Jean Sasson, and she has been hooked on books ever since. Originally from Puerto Rico and now living in Maryland, she’s always looking to visit new coffee shops and bookstores. Her favorite genres include YA, spicy romcoms, and women’s fiction. Thanks to the Bees, she’s also now obsessed with romantasy series. Other loves include lavender lattes, sassy coffee mugs, sunrises, sleeping in, small-town charm, and big city lights. One day, she’ll write that book that lives in her head.