Hello fellow book dragons!
I’m back with another review.
I recently got the chance to be an ARC reader for Abbie Emmons’s debut novel, 100 Days of Sunlight. First of all, a huge round of congratulations and a large plate of waffles to Abbie for publishing her first novel! If you don’t know Abbie, you are missing out! Abbie Emmons is a writer and musician and entrepreneur. She publishes blog posts and videos (These are super helpful) to help the aspiring writer and entrepreneur. She’s freaking amazing! Be sure to check out her blog and her Youtube channel with the most helpful writing videos ever!
Onto the review!
This was a lovely read! It made me feel all fuzzy and sunshine-y. Abbie inspires hope and I think she would agree with me in saying that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how long the tunnel may seem. Hope is still there, though it may be dim.
Tessa Dickinson, a writer and poet, lives with her grandparents. Her life is normal and uneventful until one day, she gets in a car crash…and goes blind. BLIND! This girl who loves life and color and sunlight goes blind. Needless to say, she’s in shock and shuts herself off from the world. Until one day, Weston comes into her life and guides her out of her shock and grief and back into the real world.
Tessa—fiesty and sweet—A writer and artist, she expresses herself through words—how she feels about life. She’s so relatable. I feel like she mirrors how I feel at times. She represents a hardworker, who reaches for the stars.
Weston—gentlemanly, persistent, charming—AHHH, WHERE CAN I MEET MY OWN WESTON? Since he’s gone through his own crisis, I think he’s able to help Tessa in a whole other level. I love his relationship with his brothers and how he really looks out and cares for them.
Tessa’s grandparents—understanding, loving—They try to do the best thing for Tessa and actually set off a domino effect which leads to her recovery, both mentally and physically. They support her in all her pursuits.
Here are some of my notes:
–After reading the first chapter, I’m already in love with Tessa. Abbie makes her REAL and RAW to me—I can relate to having no inspiration. I can’t wait to see where this story goes…That phrase “realistic optimism” sticks out to me. I feel like I’m reading about myself…
–Second chapter thoughts: Weston is a flirt and a charmer and a tease. Where can I meet him? xD How can you hate this boy? He’s soooo lovable, reminds me of sprites or maybe Cupid. Can I use spunky to describe him?
–Third chapter: “A cynical laugh bursts out of me.” “A ticking time bomb.” Whoa…
Themes: redemption, recovery, depression, success
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 stars)
Genres: Romance, YA, Contemporary/Modern
Recommended to: 14/15 and up as there is some language // In the same vein of Anne of Green Gables and A Ring of Endless Light
This was a great read! I would definitely recommend this anyone looking for a light hearted, romantic, sunny novel for the summer.
Have you read it? Will you be reading it this summer? Let’s chat more!