Review: What Light by Jay Asher

Posted October 28, 2016 by Tiffani @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Review: What Light by Jay AsherWhat Light by Jay Asher
Published by Razorbill on October 18th 2016
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover
Source: Own
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From Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, comes a romance that will break your heart, but soon have you believing again. . . . Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it's a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. 
Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.
By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb's past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.
What Light is a love story that's moving and life-affirming and completely unforgettable.


Let’s be honest here: I bought and read this book because the one-and-only Colleen Hoover posted about it on her Instagram. I won’t deny it. I was like, wow, Colleen Hoover doesn’t review books and she hates so many things, so it’s gotta be good.

Honestly, it was a pretty decent book. The plot of it was cool; it was about a girl who lives in Oregon on a Christmas tree farm and they move each year to California after Thanksgiving to sell their trees there. I really enjoyed getting that frosty, yet warm, peppermint-y Christmas vibe so early into the holiday season. It’s a sweet, yet short love story. This book wasn’t very long, so a lot more could’ve happened to make the book a little better. But, for the length of it, it was really enjoyable. I suppose I’ve been spoiled by now with 400 page good quality, rip-your-soul-out books, and this didn’t incite as many emotions in me as I might have liked.

If you’re looking for a short Christmas read with good-natured YA love in it, this is right up your alley! It was a spectacular story, and definitely gave me a warm, optimistic feeling about love. Happy reading, and let me know if you picked this up and what you think!



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