Review: Book: Lovely, Dark, and Deep- Justina Chen


Title: Lovely, Dark, and Deep

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Justina Chen

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Genre: YA 

Page Count: 352 Pages

ISBN: 9781338134063, 133813406X

Author or Book Website:

Link to Amazon purchase page: Lovely, Dark, and Deep

Link to Goodreads: Lovely, Dark and Deep

Release Date: N/A 

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

What would you do if the sun became your enemy?

That’s exactly what happens to Viola Li after she returns from a trip abroad and develops a sudden and extreme case of photosensitivity — an inexplicable allergy to sunlight. Thanks to her crisis-manager parents, she doesn’t just have to wear layers of clothes and a hat the size of a spaceship. She has to stay away from all hint of light. Say goodbye to windows and running outdoors. Even her phone becomes a threat when its screen burns her.

Viola is determined to maintain a normal life, particularly after she meets Josh. He’s a funny, talented Thor look-alike who carries his own mysterious grief. But the intensity of their romance makes her take more and more risks, and when a rebellion against her parents backfires dangerously, she must find her way to a life — and love — as deep and lovely as her dreams.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This is the tale of a young woman named Viola who life is turned upside down when she becomes photosensitive. That means that sunlight or any life is harmful to her. Even her phone became dangerous. She wants to try to get her life back to as normal as possible. That is when she meets Josh and it is hard to explain her illness. It was a very good read and it compelling. 

My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars

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