Saturday, 5 May 2018

Review - More Than We Can Tell (Letters to the Lost, #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

Title: More Than We Can Tell (Letters to the Lost, #2)
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Pages: 415
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Release Date: 8th March 2018

Blurb from Goodreads: 

Rev works hard to keep the demons of the time before his adoption at bay ... until a letter from his father after his 18th birthday brings the trauma of his childhood hurtling back.

Emma escapes real life by perfecting the online game she built from scratch. Coding is way easier than facing her parents' nasty relationship or the growing distance with her best friend ... But when an online troll's harassment starts to escalate, she fears for her safety.

When Rev and Emma meet, they're buckling under the weight of their secrets. Though both of them find it hard to put their problems into words, they connect instantly and deeply. Rev and Emma's problems might be worlds apart, but they promise to help each other no matter what.

But promises are made to be tested and some things hurt more than we can tell.

My Review:

*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ) and NetGalley*

Adopted at a young age after escaping from his abusive father, Rev works hard to battle his demons. Then a letter arrives from his father on Rev's eighteenth birthday, threatening to bring back buried memories.
Emma loves gaming and coding, just like her father. She has built her own online game and escapes there to get away from her bickering parents. But then a troll starts harassing Emma and threatening her safety.
When Rev and Emma meet they both have their own problems, but maybe together they can overcome them.
What does Rev's father want from him?
Will the troll harassing Emma get bored and go away?

I really enjoyed Letters to the Lost, so when I heard that there was a sequel/companion novel coming out I was excited to read it.
I loved both Rev and Emma as well as other characters like Declan and Rev's adopted parents. Rev and Emma were both likeable and realistic protagonists.
The plot was interesting and held my attention. I felt sorry for both Rev and Emma and really liked their interactions.
The writing style made it easy to zoom through the pages.
While I didn't like this as much as Letters to the Lost, I still enjoyed it.

Overall this was an enjoyable read that I would recommend.