What’s the last book that kept you up all night reading under the covers?
The last book that kept me up all night reading … Katy Regnery’s Never Let You Go.
Wow. This isn’t a book easily read or summarized. Typically I like a hot romance. I admit I enjoy an easy read. Never Let You Go is anything but that. Picture a modern day Hansel and Gretel, which is exactly what this story is … with more love, more angst, more pain than any two people deserve. Generally not my cup of tea in reading.
And yet … and yet … I trust the author, having read her other books. I was curious. So I dove in with a lot of trepidation. My stomach hurt from page one. Two young foster children in a sad situation who bond … and are then kidnapped together. The bond they form is unbreakable. You have to read it to understand. Then Holden thinks Griselda has died … and visa versa. They are separated for years. Neither ever forgetting the other.
Then the reunion … also painful, also bliss. Utter bliss. Until you realize you are at 50 % of the story … and there is 50% left. Happily ever after can’t go on for another 50 % … so your gut tells you more sadness and tragedy is coming.
I had to do something I have never done. I turned to Goodreads and Amazon spoilers – because if I didn’t know that I could make it through the last 50% I couldn’t read on. I found a review that mirrored my feelings … and that reassured me I should and could handle the rest. If I’m vague, it’s intentional because I don’t want to ruin story for anyone.
Suffice to say this is a book and characters that stay with you for a long, long time. A tough read? Yes. But a very worthwhile one!