09 October 2020

In Five Years - Book Review


In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
Publication date: March 10, 2020
Pages: 266 pages
Genre: Contemporary fiction
Rating: 4.5/5 stars ☆☆☆☆
Strengths: Story/plot
Weaknesses: Realism/big roomie apartments for young people in New York

This is another book I added to my TBR list and requested from the library after seeing lots of other positive reviews. Luckily I loved it too, although it's hard to talk too much about without spoiling it.

Dannie and David are the perfect couple - they fit! The night after Dannie aces an interview for her dream job, David delivers her dream proposal. Her life is still completely on track. But that night, she has a dream for an hour or so of herself in a totally different life. Different apartment, different ring, different guy! She does notice that the time/date in the dream is in five years. Being the planner that she is, she decides to make sure none of that is a possibility, since it isn't part of her master plan. 

Dannie is a smart, strong female character. The book is really more about her relationship with her best friend since childhood, Bella. To meet them on the street, Bella and Dannie are opposites. Dannie is organized, competent, smart, and successful. She describes Bella as gorgeous, a free spirit, maybe a bit flighty, and falling in love easily. But maybe there's more traits they share than Dannie has realized before?

I loved all the feels in this story. She does indeed catch up with her 'in five years' vision, but not in any way that's imaginable from the beginning of the story. I loved reading this book and I'd give it 4.5/5 stars. It's not the first book this year that I've read that dealt with a lot of grief, but not in a sad way, if that makes any sense. I enjoyed reading it and couldn't wait to find out how it all fit together. 

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