Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa: Book review

Fans of the Impossible Life
Publisher/Year: September 8th 2015 Balzer + Bray
Genre: YA Contemporary
Series: No
Pages: 368
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
(Thanks NetGalley/Balzer + Bray!)
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

*This review may contain spoilers!*

Synopsis

Mira is starting over at Saint Francis Prep. She promised her parents she would at least try to pretend that she could act like a functioning human this time, not a girl who can’t get out of bed for days on end, who only feels awake when she’s with Sebby.
Jeremy is the painfully shy art nerd at Saint Francis who’s been in self-imposed isolation after an incident that ruined his last year of school. When he sees Sebby for the first time across the school lawn, it’s as if he’s been expecting this blond, lanky boy with mischief glinting in his eye.
Sebby, Mira’s gay best friend, is a boy who seems to carry sunlight around with him. Even as life in his foster home starts to take its toll, Sebby and Mira together craft a world of magic rituals and impromptu road trips, designed to fix the broken parts of their lives.
As Jeremy finds himself drawn into Sebby and Mira’s world, he begins to understand the secrets that they hide in order to protect themselves, to keep each other safe from those who don’t understand their quest to live for the impossible.

My review

This book was one of my most highly anticipated of 2015, and for the most part it didn't disappoint. It also doesn't hurt that the cover is absolutely beautiful. The book follows Mira, Jeremy, and Sebby and we read from their perspectives throughout the book which I really liked because it managed to flow the whole time and gave me an insight into their minds, all of which are very different.

I think out of the three, Mira was probably my favourite. I just loved how realistic she was, not another skinny manicpixiedreamgirl, and who dealt with real struggles in an imperfect way. For me, Jeremy seemed to be the least three-dimensional and lacking in a real personality apart from his art, but I do understand why he may have been written this way. Sebby did get on my nerves sometimes, but I loved his sass.

I am not a fan of love triangles in books in the slightest, but I have to give credit to this book because it didn't annoy me as much as I thought it would.

This book wasn't perfect, but it helped add to its realness, and I recommend it to people who want to read something not perfectly happy for once.

Izzy

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