Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

Before I Let Go

Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return.Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated―and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away li...

Details Before I Let Go

TitleBefore I Let Go
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherSourcebooks Fire
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews Before I Let Go

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    The level of mediocrity here is just astounding. Given how ranty this review is, maybe I should one star this, but I honestly just don't have the fucking energy to hate this book. It's too mediocre to deserve hatred. Before I Let Go is a cliche story that tries to be something more but is not fooling me. I'm going to full-out explain everything I disliked and liked about this book, but really, I should replace the whole review with “read Tess S...
  • Carrie
    When Corey moved away from her home town of snow covered Lost Creek, Alaska she promised her best friend, Kyra, that she would always stay in touch and always be there for her. As with most teens though Corey's new life and new friends she made after her move kept her busy so she wasn't the best with keeping in touch with Kyra. Corey did have plans for returning to Lost Creek very soon though and finally seeing Kyra again. Unfortunately Corey rec...
  • Hajar Benmazhar
    I have some mixed feelings about this book!The story managed to hook me up from the very start. I loved the short chapters and the beautiful writing. The setting was very gripping; a creepy little town filled with creepy little people with creepy little secrets.I usually quite enjoy flashbacks in stories but in this one, I just felt like they’ve missed the point. Instead of chopped bit and pieces that don’t add much to the story, they could...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    ⭐⭐⭐ / 5My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________First of all, I love the cover of this book. It is so beautiful and fitting. Sourcebooks Fire sent me Before I Let Go as a bonus book with As You Wish and I was very intrigued by the plot. Unfortunately, this book just wasn't as great as I was hoping it would be. Be...
  • Inge
    I'm... not sure how I feel about this book.On the one hand, it has a very interesting premise. Sure, at its base, this storyline has been used a lot. But every author adds something different. In the case of Before I Let Go, I really enjoyed the Alaskan setting, as well as the eerie atmosphere it provided. There's also the matter of diverse representation: pansexual, asexual (though I felt like she was more aromantic?), gay, bipolar disorder. I d...
  • Sophie
    An ARC has been offered by the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion“Hers is a story that deserves to be told. Hers is a story that deserves to be heard. It’s the story of a girl who believed in heroes and wanted to be one herself. Who saw stories in the world around her, and who regaled an entire Alaskan town with them. And hers is a story of how they started to believe her. “4,5 “eerie” starsThis book will be hard to review with...
  • Esther
    Thanks to the author and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.The best part of this book, for me, was the setting. I truly hope there are not many towns like Lost Creek around. The town and the people in it gave this book a pretty creepy vibe. I believe this is a likeable book for a lot of people, everyone can find something to bond with in this book and feel satisfactory at the end.A longer review ...
  • Katie McNelly
    It will be very difficult to write a spoiler-free review of this book, but I will in due time. For now, suffice it to say that I liked this MUCH better than 'this is where it ends', though I can't say I cared that much more about the characters. It was a page turner and I polished it off in one sitting (about 4 hours). This YA is worth the read, and I have a feeling much younger readers (who get less wrapped up in a need for in-depth characteriza...
  • Liz Overberg
    To be blunt, this book just isn't good. In order to build a growing sense of unease, a good storyteller will slowly build from "things seem pretty normal here" to "WTF is going on?!" Unfortunately, this story starts at the latter and stays there, effectively killing any tension. The events are incredibly repetitive. I think the main character, Corey, has the same conversations with others and with herself about 76 times.There is absolutely zero c...
  • RavenclawReadingRoom
    Trigger warnings: mental health, death of a friend, fire, drowning, suicide. I've been excited about this book for the better part of a year now. I mean...a YA thriller set in Alaska? Uh, YES. *grabby hands*Unfortunately, what I got was...confusing, to be honest. It cuts back and forth in time CONSTANTLY, both in the actual narrative but also in letters and notes and diary entries that were never sent. The story was...trying to be too many things...