Thursday, June 29, 2017

Book Review: The Impossible Vastness Of Us by: Samantha Young

Release Date: June 27, 2017
from Harlequin Teen
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily provided a fair and honest review.
"I know how to watch my back. I’m the only one that ever has.

India Maxwell hasn’t just moved across the country—she’s plummeted to the bottom rung of the social ladder. It’s taken years to cover the mess of her home life with a veneer of popularity. Now she’s living in one of Boston’s wealthiest neighborhoods with her mom’s fiancĂ© and his daughter, Eloise. Thanks to her soon-to-be stepsister’s clique of friends, including Eloise’s gorgeous, arrogant boyfriend Finn, India feels like the one thing she hoped never to be seen as again: trash.

But India’s not alone in struggling to control the secrets of her past. Eloise and Finn, the school’s golden couple, aren’t all they seem to be. In fact, everyone’s life is infinitely more complex than it first appears. And as India grows closer to Finn and befriends Eloise, threatening the facades that hold them together, what’s left are truths that are brutal, beautiful, and big enough to change them forever…"

My Thoughts:

YA Contemporary and me don’t always get along, but this was Samantha Young so of course I needed to give this a shot and I’m so glad I did. This is the kind of YA contemporary I can enjoy. The characters are likable and it really captured the struggles and realties of being a teen well.

India, Finn, and Eloise were all wonderful characters and I loved the friendship that formed between these three. These are the kind of friends you wished you had in high school. The ones who have your back no matter what. I loved seeing this portrayed. But of course this is high school and not everyone is awesome. Teens can be so cruel. This is the kind of book that makes me glad I never ever have to go back to high school. Especially in today’s day and age of social media.

I will say though that The Impossible Vastness Of Us didn’t really surprise me in any way, and it’s not a bad thing, it just is what it is. I kinda guessed the majority of the plot super early on so I kept waiting and waiting for the things I knew were bound to happen to actually happen. So I did get impatient at times, but that was balanced by my love for these three so I didn’t really mind experiencing it all with them. But I could have used like one more chapter please! This is my biggest thing with YA contemporary, sometimes there is just too much open for my taste and ARGHHHH just a little bit more.

The Impossible Vastness Of Us is an enjoyable read with real and likable characters. My heart broke for each and every one of them and I loved watching them find one another. This is heartbreaking at times but also heartwarming. If you like a story with great characters this is one for you.


  1. Glad to know you enjoyed this one! I’ve been meaning to read this one, and hopefully I get to soon because Samantha Young is an amazing writer :D Great review!!

  2. You know how I feel about this one. I just couldn't put it down. And yeah, I agree, I wish there was more to the ending, but that's just how this genre tends to end things, lol.

  3. I'm so happy you enjoyed this one! I do wish you had gotten your one more chapter or an epilogue so you could have more closure, though. But still, I love the amazing friendships in this story -- we need more of that in YA! Awesome review, lovey! <3


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