Exquisitely written, breathtaking, and impossible to put down.
Joel was born with the gift of premonition in dreams -or some may say a curse. He is able to see what is going to happen but not always able to prevent it. A lifetime of struggle has left him unable to cope and a loner.
Callie is grieving the loss of a friend, and is in a state of limbo in her life. She used to have big dreams and now runs a local cafe where she meets Joel.
They click instantly, and start a friendship that soon develops into a love story. Joel can’t believe he has finally met the one until one day, he has a premonition about Callie.
Now Joel knows Callie’s future, will he try to prevent it? will he tell her?
The Sight Of You is told from both Joel’s and Callie’s point of view, and is divided into four parts. Each chapter alternates between their perspectives as the story moves forward. This is a very fast-paced novel that covers several years of a love story, yet it is very detailed and full of emotion, making it easy to connect with the characters (who are also very likeable).
The story itself has magical elements (Joel can read the future) and also dwells into themes around mental health as well as a romance. I do not normally read this kind of novel, so I was pleasantly surprised by it.
Joel’s story line in particular was a breath of fresh air, and I couldn’t believe how invested I became in it. This novel doesn’t end when it ends, it will stay with you for a while as you ponder about Joel’s own fate and whether he had the right attitude about it.
What would you do if you, too, could see into the future?
Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (11 Jun. 2020) Language: English ISBN-10: 1529324343 ISBN-13: 978-1529324341 Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 3.2 x 23.6 cm
About the author: Holly Miller was born and grew up in Bedfordshire. Since university she has worked as a marketer, editor and copywriter. Holly currently lives in Norfolk with her partner and their dog.