Stand-Alone book 2 in the Letters to the Lost series
This book follows Rev Fletcher, the best friend of Declan from Letters to the Lost. Rev had a traumatic childhood until he was fostered and then adopted by his current parents. He still prefers to stay in the shadows and wears dark hoodies that swallow him up and keep him out of sight and mind. Emma Blue is into video games and computer programming, but is being harassed by a gamer in the community. We get to see them each deal with their individual challenges, but also get to see them grow as friends (or more!).
What I Liked
- I love his parents. Like, I want to be them when I grow up. They’re just so loving and kind and non-judgmental. And they always seem to know exactly what each child needs – they adopted Rev, but they still foster regularly and are always trying to help the parents of the fostered child get back on their feet.
- This book was quite intense! I read it all in one sitting, because I just had to find out what happened next.
What I Didn’t Like
- I wasn’t as emotionally invested in this one as I was in Letters to the Lost. Not that it was a bad book by any means, but it didn’t live up to the first one, in my opinion.
- Emma’s character seemed a little flat. She had some depth, but not much that went outside of the cliché “gamer girl”, which would have been nice to see.
Brigid Kemmerer is an amazing author and you should read pretty much everything she writes, including this book.