January 9, 2021

Amelia Unabridged Review

Title: Amelia Unabridged
Ashley Schumacher
Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance

**Thank you NetGalley and St. Martins Press/Wednesday books for the advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review. Amelia Unabridged comes out February 16th.

“Sometimes the best way to absolve the guilty is to let them feel the weight of their culpability no matter how untrue.”

Breathtaking and beautiful this book takes you on a journey of self discovery and grief. Amelia meets Jenna after her father leaves and she finds herself standing outside a bookstore. The pair become obsessed with The Orman Chronicles written by a standoffish author named N.E. Endsley. After they graduate they attend a book conference in hopes of meeting the author but things go terribly wring when N.E. Endsley mysteriously leaves. When Amelia finds out Jenna met the author while she was in the bathroom it results in a giant fight. Before they can make up, Jenna dies in a car accident. When a special/limited edition of The Orman Chronicles arrives addressed to her she’s sure Jenna somehow sent to her. She decides to journey to the bookstore that sent it in search of answers. When she arrives at the store she comes face to face with the author, N.E. Endsley or Nolan.

I absolutely loved this book. It has been a long time where I truly felt emotionally invested in a book. Where I had to set the book down just so I could feel all the emotions deep within myself. I loved everything about this book. It was raw and captivating from start to finish. I loved how Amelia and Nolan helped one other work though their own traumas to find their true self. A story about friendship, grief and love. I am struggling to give this review the justice it deserves but I promise you it’s amazing. Add this to your list today!