Monday, February 5, 2018

Review: More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer

Title: More Than We Can Tell
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Series: Book Two in the Letters to the Lost Series (but acts as a stand alone)
Published By: Bloomsbury Children's (March 6, 2018)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Contemporary
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!


Book Description:
*While this book exists in the same universe as Letters to the Lost, it is a standalone title.*

Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay...until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.

Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve any problem with the right code, but when an online troll’s harassment escalates, she’s truly afraid.


When Rev and Emma meet, they both long to lift the burden of their secrets and bond instantly over their shared turmoil. But when their situations turn dangerous, their trust in each other will be tested in ways they never expected. This must-read story will once again have readers falling for Brigid Kemmerer’s emotional storytelling.












Last year Letters to the Lost was one of my top ten reads so it was pretty much a no brainer that More Than We Can Tell would be high on my priority list of must read books for 2018.

Throw in that this is Rev's story and yeah, I wasn't missing out on this for the world. 

Kemmerer has done as amazing job of sliding right into the YA Contemporary genre. Not only was this just as beautiful, just as emotional as it's predecessor but I think it even went a step further.

The feels people, they are real. 

I absolutely loved how beautiful this story ended up being. It wasn't your typical coming of age story, although it is that too. Instead this was one about not letting  other peoples choices become ours and not letting others past determine our future. 

About forgiving and letting go and moving on and becoming the best possible people we can under any circumstance. 

So much happens in this and so much was just..felt. By the characters, by me. I truly loved this predecessor to Letters of the Lost and anyone who enjoyed it, must read this one as well. 






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

42 comments:

  1. I had a great time with this one as well. It's intense.

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  2. YES! I really loved this one too. I had high expectations going in, and they were certainly delivered. I loved Rev so so much. I just wanted to hug that boy! <3
    I'm glad you enjoyed it too, Ali!

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    1. Yes me too! His dad, ugh! I wanted to just..I don't even know LOL! Definitely wanted to hug Rev though.

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  3. I still haven't read Letters of the Lost but I loved this one. Rev and Emma were amazing and so good together. Great review!

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    1. Definitely read the first one, I think you will love it as well!

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  4. I do love books that can really make me feel. I'm glad this was another winner for you!

    -lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  5. I am so happy this delivered for you and wrapped up wonderfully.

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    1. It did. She is really doing well with the last two in this genre she has done. It's been fun. ;)

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    1. Thanks Debbie, it's always nice when it works out that way.

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  7. I definitely enjoyed Letters to the Lost last year too so I can't wait to get my hands on this one. Great review :)

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    1. I bet you will love this one as well!

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  8. This book is going to shatter my heart into a million pieces. I just know it. I will have to make sure I've got a box of tissues near me when I do and ugly crying might happen on my commute when I pick this up. I'm so glad it delivered.

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  9. gah, I still need to read the first one, but I am scared to read the first one </3

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    1. Don't be scared, you will love it. ;)

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  10. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! I need to read this one and Letters to the Lost. Especially since that was one of your top reads last year! I definitely need to get on that one. :)

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    1. Yes, please do! I think you will like them both. :D

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  11. It is good you enjoyed this one. I am yet to read Letters to the Lost. I am a bit wary though, as I heard it is very emotional.

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    1. It was and this one is too but they are so worth it because they are so good!

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  12. I might have to break down and use one of my credits to get the audio to Letters to the Lost. Both that and this story sound really good! :)

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    1. If it helps, I think you would really like it. ;)

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  13. I really wanted to read book one but never got around to it. I didnt know this was a series, still wanna give this author a try!

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    1. I'm guessing it will only be these two books but I could be wrong!

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  14. Oh wow, this book looks awesome. Thanks so much for the review and introducing me to it! It's going on my tbr!

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    1. Yay! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you love it!

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  15. I'm glad this one was a great read for you especially after how much you loved Letters to the Lost!!

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  16. That's awesome when the follow up book is fantastic, too. Yay!

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  17. Man I need to read this book and Letters to the Lost, sounds like I would be missing out if I didn't.

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    1. I hope you do, they are both so good!

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  18. I'm glad this author didn't disappoint, seeing how much you loved Letters to the lost inspired me to add it to my TBR. Great Review
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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  19. I really enjoyed Letter's to the Lost so I'm excited for Rev's story. There's so much to his character and he's very deserving of his own book. Glad you liked it. Great review!

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    1. I thought the same thing and there definitely was. Hope you love this too!

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  20. Wow. Sounds like a very intense read.

    Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

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  21. It was an angsty and captivating read. I’m not expecting there to be another book in this world, but if there is, I’m 1000000% here for it.

    Zia
    click here

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