How the Light Gets In
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 6th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Katy Upperman’s How the Light Gets In is a haunting YA novel about a teen coping with the loss of her sibling.
Since her sister’s tragic death, seventeen-year-old Callie Ryan has basically given up. Her grades have plummeted, she’s quit her swim team, and she barely recognizes the people her parents once were.
When she returns to her aunt’s run-down coastal Victorian one year after Chloe’s death, Callie resigns herself to a summer of guilt and home renovations. She doesn’t expect to be charmed by the tiny coastal town or by Tucker Morgan, a local boy brimming with sunshine.
But even as her days begin to brighten, Callie’s nights are crowded with chilling dreams, unanswered questions, and eerie phenomenon that have her convinced she’s being haunted. Will Callie be able to figure out what her sister is trying to communicate before it’s too late?
This book was received as an ARC from the publisher and Author, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own
How the Light Gets In is a ya romance, with just enough plot twist to make a perfect Summertime read.
Struggling with the tragic death of her younger sister, Callie Ryan has pushed aside everything and everyone that ever meant something to her. She ends up returning to her aunt’s home, one year later.
Callie reluctantly begins helping her aunt restore her old Victorian into a working bed and breakfast, in a small coastal town. A local boy Tucker Morgan proves to be an even bigger distraction, sneaking between the cracks of the walls that Callie has built around the walls herself.
The author kept me interested all the way to the end. The characters were all endearing with creative twist that this an engaging storyline.
When mysterious occurrences have Callie on the edge, believing it is her sister trying to communicate with her. She starts To here strange noises, and having sensations of being watched. In this haunting contemporary novel, Callie must find the answers to some mysterious clues before returning home.
Katy Upperman is a wife, mama, author, reader, baker, and wanderer. She writes novels for teens and teens at heart. She’s a Washington State University alum (go Cougs!), a country music fanatic, and a makeup stockpiler. She loves the ocean, pedicures, sunshine, Instagram, Dirty Dancing and The Princess Bride, Jelly Bellies, true crime documentaries, and Friday Night Lights.