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19 April 2020

BOOK REVIEW| The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

There are some authors out there that I discover and fall in love with. One of those that I discovered last year was Josie Silver, who released her first book One Day in December in 2018. I read and loved that book last year when I read it so much so that when I saw at the end of the book that you could pre-order Josie's next book which was released on e-book in January of this year.When the day came, the book was downloaded and The Two Lives of Lydia Bird was begun.

The book centres around the main character of Lydia Bird herself, a twenty something with her whole life sorted, a man Freddie who she loves and is engaged to, a loving family and a job she enjoys. But unfortunately on her 27th Birthday, Freddie passes away after a terrible accident. Lydia has to learn to start again, with the help of her mum, sister Elle and Freddie's best friend Jonah, all of which have their own issues to drive through too. But miraculously, Lydia discovers a new way of  gaining a chance at her old life with Freddie. and she needs to find her way through essentially living a double life and what if there's someone in her new life who wants her to stay?

This book was completely different in feel to Josie's first book and it actually took me a while to engage with the characters and the story itself but overall, I grew to love Lydia and her two lives. I became super attached and sat crying at midnight in bed when I finished the book #selfisolationfeels, am I right? I'm not going to give any spoilers but I will only say that I loved the direction of the story and how the book took it's form, showing Lydia's two lives and how things differed in them.

I would recommend this book to all, especially if you were a fan of One Day in December. I already can't wait for Josie's next book, which was hinted at at the end of the e-book, titled Forty-Three Love Letters. I'm now off to fan girl a little more over Josie and her books, especially as I have recently discovered that she is a midlands girl just like me. 

Rating (out of 5)


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