“This is not a love story, this is a story of your life”…
Today I just finished ‘This is Not a Love Story’ by Keren David which is due to be published on the 7th of May. Skeptical of the title, I nearly didn’t request to review it. But I am oh so glad I did! I’ll leave a review down here for you guys to read but it will be going on my ‘Forever Favourites’ page as soon as I get it up.
Review of ‘This is Not a Love Story’
Firstly, this is a book made for those who loved Anna and the French Kiss, Girl Online and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
The title straight away makes me think that the author has tried to be clever and hide a love story. I thought it was cheesy and a bit blasé. But after reading it…oh my god! It was such a clever title! I applaud Keren David for this! The story is dived into 3 parts. Now, then and after.
Now, starts off with one of our main voices, Theo waking up to discover that the other main voice, Kitty, is missing. The initial panic I was feeling for this character quickly dropped when I turned the page to ‘Part Two- Then’. The panic left me and I was diving straight into Kitty and Theo who were new to Amsterdam (not to mention the introduction of Ethan) and forgetting about Kitty’s disappearance. Throughout the story Kitty is unsure of her feelings alike with Theo, but Ethan is thrown into the mix and I was left wondering just who this ‘love story’ was really about.
The writing was quick and easy to fall in love with. I adored the story and read it in one sitting, even marking my favourite points with post-it’s which I never do! I will be re-reading this book soon as well as picking up another one of Keren’s books soon.