BOOK: Signs of You
AUTHOR: Emily France
FORMAT / PUBLISHER: Hardcover / Soho Teen
Since sixteen-year-old Riley Strout lost her mother two years ago, her saving grace has been her quirky little family in the grief support group she joined as a freshman. Jay, Kate, and Noah understand her pain; each lost a loved one, and they’ve stuck together in spite of their differences, united by tragedies only they understand.
When Riley thinks she spots her mother shopping in a grocery store, she fears she is suffering some sort of post-traumatic stress. Then Jay and Kate report similar experiences. Only Noah hasn’t had some kind of vision, which is perhaps why he’s become so skeptical and distant.
When Noah disappears, Riley fears she’s lost another loved one. As they frantically search for him, she, Kate, and Jay are drawn into the mystery surrounding a relic that belonged to Jay’s dead father and contains clues about the afterlife. Riley finds herself wrestling with her feelings for both Noah and Jay—which have become clear only in Noah’s absence. If Riley is to help those she loves, and herself, she must set things right with the one she’s lost.
*I would like to thank Soho Teen & Penguin Random House for sending me a finished copy of this book for the #ThrillerThursday campaign.
This doesn’t affect nor influence my review.*
This was my first time reading something like this book & it was my first time reading something by Emily France. I didn’t know what to expect. Thriller + Drama + Mystery + Romance (mostly thriller though! goosebumps(!!)). This book was all in one. It was way more than what I expected it to be.
The name of the main character was Riley Strout. Her mom died 2 years ago. One day, she went to the grocery story and she saw her mom shopping, too! (WHAT EVEN?!) It instantly gave me chills, bookworms. You’re not feeling any chills yet? The same thing has been happening to her friends, too.
I was also amazed by the friendship circle in this book. They might have broken some rules, but they stayed together and didn’t let each other down.
I personally believe that when we die, we don’t instantly go to our “true home” & we’re given the time to wander and spend our last time here on Earth looking for answers.
Signs of You was wonderfully written & it made me teary-eyed and freaked me out BIG TIME! This book is a must-read. Make sure to grab your copy when it comes out on the 19th! Thank you so much for this, Emily France. Hands down to you! ❤
4.5 (or almost 5) stars!