The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

The Beauty That Remains

Music brought Autumn, Shay, and Logan together. Death wants to tear them apart.Autumn always knew exactly who she was—a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan always turned to writing love songs when his love life was a little less than perfect.But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Now Logan can’t stop watchi...

Details The Beauty That Remains

TitleThe Beauty That Remains
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherDelacorte Press
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Lgbt, Fiction

Reviews The Beauty That Remains

  • Emily May
    The Beauty That Remains is a really solid debut from an author I will be looking out for in the future. I feel like the book was spread a little thin over the three different perspectives, but the strong writing and diverse characters show a lot of promise. We all nod. We all get it. There's no way to measure grief; It is hard to write a good book about grief. First, you must convince the reader of the importance of the relationship between the p...
  • Lola Reviewer
    Books that deal with grief are hit-or-miss for me. I always find them important, because how could anyone not, but I am only able to enjoy them if I end up caring considerably for the dead characters and/or the characters who are grieving themselves.This book contains three alternative points of view: two girls and one boy. All three characters—Autumn, Logan and Shay—have lost someone they loved, whether it be a boyfriend, friend or family me...
  • Warda
    “For the sensitive among ussometime the noise is just too much...”So good. So so good!Beautifully written story that follows three characters who are dealing with a loss of a loved one. The type of story that takes a seat in your heart. Three amazingly diverse and well developed characters with a distinct voice that you'll find a home in.Gosh, it was good. It felt fulfilling to read, to follow these characters on their journey of grief and wh...
  • Delphine Lurin
    I received an ARC copy of The Beauty that Remains in exchange for an honest review. Thanks goes to NetGalley, as well as the Delacorte Press for this advanced copy which is expected to be released on March 06, 2018.The Beauty that Remains is Ashley Woodfolk‘s debut novel, believe it or not. It is sure to be one of the greatest books of 2018 and that’s saying a lot given that we’ve barely walked into February. This is all that a contemporary...
  • Rachel Strolle
    What a gorgeous, gorgeous bookPerfect for those who love novels by Adam Silvera, Jeff Zentner, or Nina LaCour.
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    "If you'd asked me years ago what does love feel like I never would have guessed at our hearts beating, our chests heaving, and the unbearable ache of you leaving. Our hearts beating, our chests heaving, and the unbearable ache of you leaving" listen, I'm gonna be straight up with you here I only added this to my TBR because Alisha Wainwright narrates one third of this audiobook and I'm super gay for her. (haha jokes I'm gay in general but SHE RE...
  • Dianne
    Dark, edgy and filled with emotional turmoil and the heavy feeling of loss, THE BEAUTY THAT REMAINS by Ashley Woodfolk tells the tale of a group of teens individually dealing with the loss of a loved one either through illness, suicide or a deadly accident. These are their stories, their reflections on the past, and their attempts to heal and give up the ghosts of guilt that haunt them. In the end, these seemingly individual struggles will find t...
  • alice (arctic books)
    3.5 stars. This was a really solid read! The writing and plot really captured me on the first page, so much so that I finished this book in two sittings total. The writing is incredible, and I loved the slow-moving plot and bittersweet nostalgia. I enjoyed reading about the three main characters' struggles after the deaths of their loved ones, and I also appreciate the diversity that was so flawlessly included within these characters. Autumn is a...
  • Noha Badawi
    This book spoke to the deepest parts of me.I loved every word, devoured every page and I’m so glad I picked it up.full review:
  • Amanda
    There’s not enough words for me to describe how much I loved The Beauty That Remains! So so so breathtakingly beautiful! Tears & smiles for days, this book will stay with me forever. Full review will be posted closer to release date, so hurry up 2018 because this books need to be in my hands NOW! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an e-copy!
  • Cassandra
    "Everything is different without you here. Especially me. But I’m starting to think that maybe that’s okay." This was far from a perfect book. It was an obvious debut; well written and plotted but slow. It handles grief realistically and without rose-colored glasses. There was death in this book, but not to bring love interests together or to add dramatic tension (although it did both of those things at some point). It was painful and left yo...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    “We all nod. We get it. There’s no way to measure grief.” I honestly don’t know what to say besides I ADORED this book. My heart broke in every imaginable way and was healed watching these characters on their journey. I felt their every pain, I laughed with them in their joy, and I was a crying mess multiple times. The Beauty That Remains is a stunning debut about grief, healing, and the things that bring us all together. Things I Liked...
  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    This book can simply be explained through one word in the title: a beauty. Except it's even more than solely beautiful. This novel was beautiful, emotional, meaningful, raw, honest, and realistic. Even with that list, it isn't enough to describe the pure masterpiece that was this story. Or stories. First, this novel is filled with grief. I have to say that because as a reader, if you are in the midst of grief, it may not be the particular time to...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Full review on The Candid CoverThe Beauty That Remains combines grief and music to create a poignant read. There are three different stories that all connect, and there is so much diversity in the book. While I liked all of the characters, Shay was my favourite, and her story touched me the most.
  • Janani
    Oof. Oh my heart, my head, my everything has been put through the wringer with this book. Full review to come.Update: First published on The ShrinketteThanks so much to Netgalley and Delacorte Press for providing me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.Trigger Warnings: Death of a sibling, death of a best friend, death of an ex-boyfriend, suicide, leukemia, alcoholism, mentions of drug dealing, marijuana use, death of a queer character.Plot:...
  • Latanya (CraftyScribbles)
    I'll keep this briefPros1. Timely discussion on grief and its effects on our youth. Timely and necessary, this book welcomes a discussion often ignored.2. Diversity. LGBT characters (One main character, Logan, is gay; his ex-boyfriend, along with a smattering of minor characters); one black girl; one Korean-American girl; one Latino boy; multiracial characters scattered throughout the tale. 3. Well-written in mechanics.However...Cons:1. A thin pl...
  • Hazel (Stay Bookish)
  • Acqua
    The Beauty That Remains is a contemporary novel that follows three grieving teenagers brought together by art. It's a short, hard-hitting book, and while I loved its premise, sometimes I found the execution underwhelming.Autumn is the first character we meet. She is a Korean-American adoptee who has recently lost her best friend in a car accident. Her chapters, unlike the other two PoVs, are written in email form to her dead best friend. This cha...
  • lucie
    This book is about three main characters who lost someone close to each one of them and how are they dealing with their lost. I wanted to love this book, I hoped it will be a sobfest because I was in a mood for crying over a book but that didn't happend. I got bored after the first half of the book and I kept forgetting which story is Autumn and which on is Shay's because they were slightly similar. I wasn't attached to any of the characters and ...
  • Stephanie (earlgreyreads)
    The Beauty that Remains tells the story of three different teenagers, each dealing with grief over the recent loss of a loved one. For Autumn, it is her best friend Tavia who was in a car crash driving to a party. For Shay it is her twin Sasha, to Leukemia. Logan’s ex boyfriend and great love committed suicide. The three characters are connected to each other through the music of a band called Unraveling Lovely, but the focus is much more on ho...
  • Ana
  • SilverWolfReads
    I am beyond broken.I am shattered.~I received an eARC from Random House Children's through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.~IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE IN A WRITERS SLUMP?LIKE A READING SLUMP BUT... FOR WRITING?Generally, I'm the kind of person who likes to write my review for a book I've finished straight away, when my pain is still raw and my thoughts still completely hooked on that one book.But right now, it's been 2 days since I actually ...
  • Sarah Lemon
  • Lili Marcus
    WARNING: Grief, Depression, SuicideShay, Autumn and Logan have lost someone they love; Shay, her twin to Leukemia, Autumn, her bestfriend to an accident and Logan, his ex-boyfriend to an overdose.In hindsight, I should've known better than to read this book. Given my ongoing battle with against depression, this isn't the right book for me but when I'm done reading I wasn't regretful at all. I'm fine so I think that's a good thing. Yes, I was left...
  • Shelly
    I want to start this review by giving a massive trigger warning for this entire book because it strongly deals with grief and loss. The blurb just states that "tragedy strikes" for all the characters, not that someone important in their lives passes away. The novel does revolve around 3 different POVs and one of the deaths is a suicide so please be cautious when reading. The characters were all compelling and engaging and their voices were distin...
  • Marie
    This book was beautiful and everything huuuuuuuuuurts. Full review coming soon :)
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    ***ARC received in exchange for an honest review***This is one of those books that stays with you even after all the tears have dried. In Ashley Woodfolk's debut novel, The Beauty That Remains, she delivers a punch. I ended up going through a box of tissues on this journey of grief. From the start I felt my heart was taken away with theses characters, that I was dealing with their loss right along with them. Ms. Woodfolk's writing style for this ...