The Two Lives of Lydia Bird
Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They'd been together for more than a decade, and Lydia thought their love was indestructible.
But she was wrong. On ...more
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Do you believe in Magic? In the possibility of getting back the life you lost?
For Lydia Bird, that possibility becomes a reality when her best friend and fiancé Freddie Hunter passes away in a car crash and she discovers a magical way to “be” with him again.
Best Friends, the love of each other's lives, and hopeless romantics. Lydia and Freddie had it all, until one day, that love was taken away from them, leaving Lydia’s life in shambles. Her mother, her sister ...more
Lucky Lydia! She has it all. Let’s start with her charming Fiancé Freddy, then there’s her best friend (and Freddies’) since they were school kids, Jonah. And let’s not forget her dear mom and sister. She’s positively over-the-moon happy with her picture-perfect life.
Today is Lydias’ Birthday. But there won’t be anything happy about this day. Life is about to take a serious turn for the worst after her Freddie is involved in a tragic accident
Lydia is in the ...more
It's such a beautiful story...
It even made me cry, but also filled my heart with hope.
I think it's save to say I LOVE Josie Silver. Last year she took my heart with One Day in December, and now this...
Really, where does she gets her ideas from?
I'm not complaining, I hope she'll keep them coming our way....
Right now, I feel like she's a star that shines on my reading life...
Guys, if you can, pre-order this novel. You won't regret it!
Full review to come at some point ...more
Lydia and Freddie are engaged, their love should last a lifetime but how long is a lifetime? Sadly on Lydia’s birthday, Freddie and his best friend Jonah are involved in a car accident and Freddie dies.
Lydia is a great character, you can really feel her pain and despair at losing her true love. Lydia wants to hide away but with help from friend Jonah and sister Elle, ...more
This book is on another level compared to that! It is thoroughly gripping and truly emotional.
The story follows the titular Lydia Bird as she struggles to deal with life in the aftermath of her fiancé Freddie's sudden and tragic death. In the waking world we see Lydia shut down and find herself listlessly moving ...more
Well.... would it be any different for me to be the outlier on a book? Nope haha! I really struggled with this book and was a very very slow burn of a book.
I think the premise of the book was great.... Lydia adjusting to the love of her life Freddie dying in a car accident. The concept of grief and coping is heavy throughout this book and felt more of ...more
I finished this book misty-eyed and hopeful, just as I anticipated I would. When Freddie Hunter dies in a car accident, Lydia spirals into despair and the prospect of adjusting to a life without her fiancé is unimaginable. However, Lydia discovers a way to return to a world where her teenager sweetheart is alive and none of the tragic events of the past few months has happened. Lydia is living two lives at once, but at what cost?
My heart broke for Lydia. ...more
The premise of this book sounded amazing, and I really wanted to love it, but I couldn't get invested in the story. A huge positive of this book is that it's an honest representation of the grieving process, but for that same reason it seemed to drag on and it was difficult to motivate myself to keep reading. However, the characters are well-written and three-dimensional. Their kaleidoscope of emotions are brilliantly portrayed, and I thought the alternating "awake" and "asleep" ...more
I fell in love with LYDIA BIRD for all the same reasons I did ONE DAY—the characters, the fluid storytelling, the emotional connection, and the happy ending. This is such a sweet love story that completely transported me into Lydia’s life. I felt emotionally invested in Lydia’s story, and I enjoyed every minute of her ...more
My rating is truly floating between 4 and 4 Stars. There was a lot to love about this book.
The Concept- The concept of this book was creative but reminiscent of something I read and loved earlier in the year. That book was The Life ...more
While I liked One Day in December more than I liked this, Josie Silver really does know how to tell the hell out of a story.
This one was a bit uneven for me, but I did find myself thinking about it a lot when I wasn’t reading it. I enjoy escaping into the stories Josie writes, and this one had an added layer of “escape.”
I read an ARC version of this book and found it utterly enjoyable. It's set up like many books about alternate lives/paths, but had it's own style and wit. I loved watching Lydia grow through loss and become comfortable in her own skin. It was cute and funny but still real and poignant.
Update: I didn't get my lie down, but I have got a cup of tea, so let me see if I can get my thoughts into words.
I understand that, after the phenomenon of One Day In December everyone will be watching this book with bated breath, just to see if it can live up to the sparkling beauty of its predecessor. Hint: it does.
The deets: Lydia Bird has lost the love of her life, Freddie Hunter. Through the use of an ...more
Thank you Ballantine Books for gifting me an advanced copy of Josie Silver’s newest novel, The Two Lives of Lydia Bird.
Oh, you all. This book was beautiful. Within the first 100 pages, I found myself crying on multiple occasions; Josie Silver knows how to write a book that hits you right in the heart.
For those of us who have lost someone, someone who we deeply loved, I’m sure the thought has crossed our minds as to how much we would love to have just one more day… one more conversation with our ...more
In this story, we find Lydia at a total loss after losing her fiancé, Freddie, in an MVC. He died, his passenger and friend, Jonah did. This is the story of acceptance and learning to live the life given despite being dealt a huge blow.
The pace of this book is more of a slow burn. I truly enjoyed the concept of alternating chapters of “Awake” ...more
Many thanks to the author, the publisher, and NetGalley, for providing me with a copy of this ...more