Monday, 7 December 2020

Review: This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens

Quinn and Minnie are born on New Year's Eve, in the same hospital, one minute apart.

Their lives may begin together, but their worlds couldn't be more different.

Thirty years later they find themselves together again in the same place, at the same time.

What if fate is trying to bring them together?

Maybe it's time to take a chance on love...


Review: Well this was the perfect wintery book for December. I love the serendipity of Minnie and Quinn, they are characters who will stay with me and who I will always wonder about. 

The structure of this book was one of the things I enjoyed the most, it has dates and flashbacks rather than chapter numbers. I love a book in diary form and so the dates at each chapter heading made me speed through this one. I love the fact that we get to flashback to various birthdays for Quinn and Minnie including their first one. To begin with this made me champion Minnie more than Quinn, I was a little weary of Quinn, his family and his social circle but I really warmed to him as the book went on. 

Minnie was exactly my favourite kind of mina character. She doesn't have it all, she definitely has flaws but she is a go getting business woman. She knows what she wants and what she doesn't want and she will do her very best and try and make that happen, even if the world has other plans. Her final couple of chapters and definitely worthy of any romantic movie moments and I love that for her. 

Quinn on the other hand does appear to have it all but also has a massive dose of kindness, I love that he is just a very kiknd person and I found him funny and personable when I got to know him. Although it may not seem that way on the surface, he also has had a bit of a tough life and all that unfolds as we get to reading. I really like the fact that we got to know Quinn and Minnie's family well. They are not who they appear to be at the beginning of the book because at the beginning we only get to see them from Minnie's point of view and so I love the fact that we has the slow reveal of who they are and what they are about. 

This book has a a pie making business, bus routes that go wild and many many mishaps at New Years Eve/day parties. I have to admit I was a little put off by the birthday in Goa airport, I would definitely change that one as the perception of those security personnel felt a little out dated but aside from that I really loved this story and I am glad that I read this as one of my last books for 2020. 

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