|The book is set during autumn/winter, hence the wintery background photo. It’s the best I could do, okay? xD
I gobbled up Alison Gervais’s In 27 Days in only two days. I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down. For a person who doesn’t read as much as I’d like, I sure picked a great book to read! Read on to see my review. =)
My Rating: Four and a Half Penguins out of Five
Back Cover Blurb (Taken From Amazon)
|The cover… Did I mention how pretty it is?!
Hadley Jamison is shocked when she hears that her classmate, Archer Morales, has committed suicide. She didn’t know the quiet, reserved guy very well, but that doesn’t stop her from feeling there was something she could have done to help him. Hoping to find some sense of closure, Hadley attends Archer’s funeral. There, Hadley is approached by a man who calls himself Death and offers her a deal. If Hadley accepts, she will be sent back 27 days in time to prevent Archer from killing himself. But when Hadley agrees to Death’s terms and goes back to right the past, she quickly learns her mission is harder than she ever could have known.
Hadley soon discovers Archer’s reasons for being alone, and Archer realizes that having someone to confide in isn’t as bad as he’d always thought. But when a series of dangerous accidents starts pushing them apart, Hadley must decide whether she is ready to risk everything—including her life—to keep Archer safe.
From award-winning Wattpad author Alison Gervais (HonorInTheRain) comes In 27 Days, a story of redemption, first love, and the strength it takes to change the future.
What I Loved…
Aaaaalllllll the cuteness. I think I was squealing for about 50% of the book.
Just ask my poor sister. Yes, there are some pretty dark elements to In 27 Days, but that didn’t stop Alison Gervais from adding so many cute moments. ESPECIALLY THE ONE WITH THE PENGUINS (if you’ve read In 27 Days, you know what I mean). I should probably stop before I spoil the book. xD
Mama Rosa’s Coffee Shop. First of all, there was sugar in the form of cinnamon rolls and Danishes and all sorts of baked goods. Second of all, there was hot chocolate. Third, a fireplace. If only Mama Rosa’s was real…. It would be the greatest place EVER to write. And read. And do it again.
The personification of Death and *spoilers*. Death’s character really was done well. Death was interesting, and he had some depth to him that I didn’t expect seeing. Basically, all of the characters were spot on!
The way the author handled the topic of suicide. I appreciated that the author portrayed suicide in a negative light and showed that there is hope for those who feel suicidal, but I did wish that she dealt with it a little more than she did. I felt that it almost became a background issue. Maybe it’s just me that feels this way though?
Aaaaaaalllll the quotes. I have about a dozen or so quotes from this book that I may or may not have saved on my phone. See the one below to understand.
I would go on with what I loved, such as the plot, but that would take waaaayyyyy too long! xD
What I Didn’t Love…
There was a tiny bit of language. But only a tiny bit! I feel that when there was a bit of language it was unnecessary, but it didn’t detract from my reading experience. Overall, this was a pretty clean read.
Typos. Be warned that there are some noteiceable typos in the hardcover format, and I read in another review that it was the same way in the Kindle format. To be honest, they didn’t bother me that much, but I felt that they should’ve been cleaned up.
In 27 Days was a great story with a great message and memorable characters and settings that had me hooked from the first chapter. Because of some more mature elements, I would recommend this book for readers ages 14 and up.
Watty Award winning author Alison Gervais is an undergraduate student at Colorado State University Pueblo, and has been writing for as long as she can remember. In 2011, she began posting her work on Wattpad.com, and has been active on the site for the past five years.
Have you read In 27 Days? If so, what was your favorite cute moment? If not, what about it sounds most interesting?