I was looking for a new fiction novel to read for the coming month when I saw the Top Picks This Month section on Barnes and Noble, which advertised Out of Love by Hazel Hayes as number one. I decided to look into it, and I'm quite intrigued! It sounds so unique as it is a novel that has its story told in reverse and is full of truth, tragedy, and hope.
As stated on the Barnes and Noble website, the summary for Out of Love is:
"For anyone who has loved and lost, and lived to tell the tale, this gorgeously written debut is a love story told in reverse, a modern novel with the heart of a classic: truthful, tragic, and ultimately full of hope.
Out of Love begins at the end. A couple call it quits after nearly five years, and while holding a box of her ex-boyfriend’s belongings, the young woman wonders: How could they have spent so long together? When did they fall out of love? Were there good times before the bad? These are the questions we obsess over when a relationship ends, even when obsessing can do no good. But instead of moving forward through the emotional fallout of a break-up, Out of Love moves backward in time, weaving together an already unraveled tapestry, from tragic ending to magical first kiss. Each chapter jumps further into the past, mining their history for the days and details that might help us understand love; how it happens and why it sometimes falls apart.
Readers of Normal People; Goodbye, Vitamin; and One Day will adore this bittersweet romance, a sparkling debut that you won’t want to miss."
If anyone else is interested in checking out the book Out of Love by Hazel Hayes, click the image up above! It is currently on sale off 18% off!
- On sale for 18% off
- A unique love story that is told in reverse
- Stellar reviews
- Listed as the Monthly Pick for Barnes and Noble
I can't wait to dive into this book. Not only do I love a good love story, but this one is told in reverse from breakup to beginning! I bet it is going to be a true page-turner.