More Than We Can Tell
Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve a ...more
I WANT MORE!!!!!!!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭
Add this to your TBR, nerds. You can thank me later.
As for the review, let me start off by mentioning some trigger warnings. This book speaks quite heavily on psychical and psychological abuse.
And that my review will do no justice to express what I feel towards this book, since words can be inadequate. Or my talent in conveying my emotions into words just lacks.
I honestly appreciated every single page, every single ...more
Ok, so I didn’t love this as much as Letters to the Lost but it was still as great read!
We met Rev in the first book, he is Declan’s best friend and he has a tough history he is dealing with. When he receives contact from his biological father Rev panics - suddenly he is the 7 year old boy terrified of his father all over again.
Emma is a gamer, she spends all her time working on a game she created - she wants to be just like her dad when she’s older. But when she starts getting harassed onl ...more
Oh, my heart aches...
I picked up Letters to the Lost on a whim earlier this year and ended up falling in love with the story and all of the characters - it genuinely took me by surprise. One of my favourite characters, and I'm sure most people who have read Letters would agree, had to be Rev. His story was touched upon in Letters and I was so excited when I saw More Than We Can Tell was available on Netgalley and I was given a cop f ...more
I also confess I tried the audiobook...but it was full on ruining the book for me. I ended up ditching it and going to an ebook. But like the narrators' voices were so abrasive and a ...more
“We all push sometimes, just to make sure someone is on the other side, pushing back.”Gosh, I adored this book. The hero, Rev, is such a wonderful and endearing character. It’s emotional, sweet, and sucked me in from the start.
Emma Blue is a high schooler, a gamer, and a creator. In fact, she created the game that she’s currently playing. She’s going through a tough time right now with her parents fighting all the time, and sometimes she just has to get away. When she takes ...more
#1 Letters to the Lost ★★★★★
#2 More Than We Can Tell ★★★☆☆
After the absolute delight that was Letters to the Lost – and, even more, considering how much I adored Rev’s character in that book – I thought there was no way this book could be anything less than a home run for me. Unfortunately, I think I may have overestimated this one. I tried to write a standard review of this book, but honestly, there’s just not that much to say about it, so instead, I’ll give you a list of what I liked, and what ...more
Letters to the Lost focused more on the Romance, More Than We Can Tell focuses more on family, friendships, and individual struggles, and there's a really cute romance thrown in there too :)
This book was phenomenal! Getting to go deeper into Rev's life and his struggles is so amazing and so heartbreaking and seeing him navigate these things with the support of his best friend (Declan) and his amazing adopted parents was the best experience. Rev and Dec ...more
Even better than before. This book, these characters mean so much to me.
I can't even deal with how much I want to hug these precious babies close and not let them go.
I am unable to adequately express my love for this book so once again this is not really a review. Sorry not sorry.
First Read 2018
This book slayed. I was right. It was just as good as Letters to the Lost. Maybe even better (k ...more
More Than We Can Tell was an emotional book that was the perfect mixture of heart-wrenching and oh so sweet. So I definitely wasn't surprised that I had tears in my eyes, when I was only a few chapters into this story. It was a testament to how easily these characters captured my heart. And while this can be read as a standalone, I recommend picking up Letters to the Lost too. That story first introduced us to Rev, and it was one of my favorite books from last year.
This is actually really difficult to rate and review. I’ll have to divide my review into The Good vs. The Bad.
Let’s start with what I liked.
This really was a good book. I’m a fan of Kemmerer’s writing, she’s a great storyteller who manages to grab your attention and won’t let it go throughout the story. I loved her Elemental series and I really liked the preceeding novel to this one, Letters to the Lost. Thing is, I’m mostly reading contemporary YA for the swoony, cutesy rom ...more
*cries* This started out so good, too!
I'm sick of something, and it is this:
I WANT TO SEE CHURCH PEOPLE DEPICTED IN YA WHO ARE NOT OUT TO TWIST SCRIPTURE AND HURT PEOPLE.
Rev's dad was a horrible person, it's true. Men like him exist. Many, many people out there have been hurt by the church. I'VE been hurt by the church. And yet, I've pushed through. I know many, many people who have pushed through.
I'm so frustrated by th ...more
i loved this so much more than letters to the lost and i couldn’t be happier about it since that already was one of my favorite reads of last year. brigid kemmerer has a magical way with words that makes you feel like you’ve been transported into this fictional world and are one with the characters pretty much.
additionally, i suggest going into this book barely knowing anything because i feel like any informati ...more
You can read this book without reading Letters to the Lost.
There were so many things in this book that I don't often read about. I thought it was very realistic. I enjoyed every single page and the more I read the more I loved it!
Now I do need to read Letter to the Lost. ...more
Trigger Warning: Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Violence
When I first read Letters to the Lost, I loved the characters in that book, Rev was 100000% included, in fact he was probably my favourite, and this time around we got Revs story and my heart is bursting with love for him. I knew this book was going to be slightly darker, but it had to be as we only knew bits and pieces of Revs story.
It starts off with Emma who is a g ...more
We all have free will, Rev. If it's a test for you, it's a test for me, for Mom, and even a test for your father. You could look at all of life as a test. No one lives in a vacuum. Our actions have an impact on everyone around us. Sometimes without us even realizing it.
A test implies that you alone are being challenged. But that's impossible when you're surrounded by others whose actions affect your decisions.
If there's any test here, it's one you've created for yourself.
Apart fr ...more
NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
I will legitimately do anything to make this poor tortured man smile.
Get your survival kits ready because you're going to need them.
(Make sure they include a ton of tissues)
You can find my full review HERE
Here's a list of things you can expect:
-a lump in your throat 90% of this book from withholding SO MANY tears
-gamer girls, YES PLS
-strong male friendships are the new black
-Rev's entire backstory which basically ruined my life
-an annoying yet ...more
I was actually dreading reading this because I loved LTTL so much and was scared that the second part might not be just as good but damnnnnn.
I just finished this book and it's (unexpectedly) hard to process what just happened. There were some parts that had me all happy and giddy but at the same time all emotional and shit. I mean I know I loved Juliet and Declan but Rev and Emma? Wow, just wow.
And because of the religion theme, I like this book less. I do not have querell with religion theme. But this time is not really working for me. I also have time connecting with Rev. He is rude and spoil in my opinion. Miss Kemmerer tries her best to potray him as a broken hero.
Overall, I s ...more
Last year Letters to the Lost was one of my top ten reads so it was pretty much a no brainer that More Than We Can Tell would be high on my priority list of must read books for 2018.
Throw in that this is Rev's story and yeah, I wasn't missing out on this for the world.
Kemmerer has done as amazing job of sliding right into the YA Contemporary genre. Not only was this just as beautiful, just as emotional as it's predecessor but I think it even went a step further.
The feels people, they ...more
Full review posted
We all push sometimes, just to make sure someone is on the other side, pushing back
It’s rare that I feel the same feelings about two books in the same series, Usually I love one more that the other or I’m impressed by one slightly more but with this duology, I feel the about the second book the same way I felt about the first one. Which means that I like the way this book explores a lot of important issues but at the same time I’m not ...more
◘ If anyone knows me by now, you know that contemporary romance isn’t my favourite genre, and books from this genre that I really like are few and far between.
◘ Seriously, I can count the ones Ive really liked on one hand. And two of those are written by Brigid Kemmer so
◘ In this book, I’d say that it deals with heavier topics than even Letters to the Lost. So be aware that it deals with physical and emotional abuse and sexual assault. It also deals with cyberbullying.
◘ I l ...more
I'm sad to say, I didn't enjoy this book as much as I did the previous one. I don't think the author gave it as much care and time she did Declan's book. And that's a shame bc Rev had so much potential to be a great character considering I was (and obviously, everyone else) already invested in him before reading his story. Yes he is still amazing, but his pov didn't intrigue me like I expected and after all the build up considering his abusive father, the conclusion felt anticlimactic. ...more