Friday, February 26, 2016
Guest Book Review: Losing the Light
Love and lust to the beautiful allure of France, Losing the Light by Andrea Dunlop was everything required to hook you from the first scene. This being Dunlop's debut novel it's nothing short from stunning. From the beautiful setting to the complex and layered characters, Losing the Light is a lovely treat that will grab your heart and thrill you at the same time.
Brooke is happily living in New York City with her fiancee. She receives an invite to attend a party and she can see from the details this party involves a man from her past. This man, Alex, is someone who she has tried to forget about and all the memories he encompasses. As she runs into him at the party he does not recognize her at first but connection between them is palpable. This feeling of emotion transports Brooke back to France, a time where she was caught up in a web of friendship, betrayal, love and seduction.
The story takes you through the past and the complicated friendship of Brooke and Sophie, a beautiful, wealthy girl who is everything Brooke isn't. Together they embark on a semester abroad in tempting France where they indulge in the lifestyle and the culture. While there, they meet Alex and are taken into his life of luxury and wonder. With Alex and his circle of friends life is exciting and carefree. Brooke starts to develop feelings for Alex as does he, but she can't seem to escape the shadow of Sophie. This new friendship of three is everything Brooke has ever wanted but at times the ruin of her time in France. From the sparkling coasts to the seductive nights of indulgence, Brooke starts to discover everyone is not what they seem.
Losing the Light is one not to be missed. If you are craving a little getaway that has all the things we long for, then this is it! Dunlop writes so beautifully about friendships and love against a picture perfect setting only her words could do justice. This is a perfect debut for her as I am sure we will see lots of amazing things from her. I am thinking maybe even a revisit to these characters as they are unforgettable and will have you guessing until the twist-worthy ending.
Thanks to Atria for the book in exchange for an honest review.
Losing the Light is part of BookSparks' "My Winter is Booked Tour." Enter to win this book, along with the other three on the tour and some swag by February 29th!
Courtney Marzilli is a book blogger and beauty junkie. She's always had a love for reading and hopes to share this love through her blog. Her favorite genres are women's lit, mysteries and pop culture non-fiction. When her nose is not buried in a book, she is off on adventures with her family near the Boston area. You can find Courtney at her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.