All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
4.5 Cassiopeia stars!
So, do I really need to write my review? Because Shelbyalready wrote the perfect one and mine will basically be a reiteration of hers. And everyone else’s was amazing too. So I’ll try. Here I go.
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things is a book that not everyone will like but it totally worked for me. I don’t normally read new authors because I am an evil skeptic, but I took a chance on this one because I saw so many glowing reviews and I am so glad I did. Bryn Greenwood is stunning, her writing style breathtaking. I was completely riveted from the first page, this is a story that latches onto the mind and doesn’t let go.
This book is the story of Wavy and Kellen told from multiple point of views. I was impressed by all of the different voices and perspectives Greenwood was able to bring into this book and how they all viewed Wavy differently. It was fascinating watching Wavy’s trainwreck of a childhood, how her parents totally messed her up. But the bright light in her life was Kellen who loved her and took care of her.
Some people may be bothered by their relationship, it surprisingly didn’t bother me. Greenwood managed to execute it in a non-creepy way where I was rooting for this unconventional couple the entire time. I wish the end had had more of a conclusion, I was happy with getting the answers we needed but I wanted a little bit more. This is definitely a book and characters I won’t ever forget, not anytime soon.
ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review