Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Pub.Date: June 27,2017
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: Print ARC
Rating: 5

I know how to watch my back. I’m the only one that ever has.

India Maxwell hasn’t just moved across the country—she’s plummeted to the bottom rung of the social ladder. It’s taken years to cover the mess of her home life with a veneer of popularity. Now she’s living in one of Boston’s wealthiest neighborhoods with her mom’s fiancĂ© and his daughter, Eloise. Thanks to her soon-to-be stepsister’s clique of friends, including Eloise’s gorgeous, arrogant boyfriend Finn, India feels like the one thing she hoped never to be seen as again: trash.

But India’s not alone in struggling to control the secrets of her past. Eloise and Finn, the school’s golden couple, aren’t all they seem to be. In fact, everyone’s life is infinitely more complex than it first appears. And as India grows closer to Finn and befriends Eloise, threatening the facades that hold them together, what’s left are truths that are brutal, beautiful, and big enough to change them forever…

I knew from the moment I saw this book on Goodreads, that I would love it. Don't ask me how I knew, I just did. I finished the story a few minutes ago and I think I more than loved it. India, Finn, and Eloise have broken me in the best way possible. Ahhh, I just want to scream from the rooftops how much I adored the crap out of the book! It's left me on such a high and reminded me on why I love reading so damn much. The Impossible Vastness of Us was such a beautiful story about three very lost kids, who find the courage to be free. And while that may not make sense to you, it will once you've been able to read it for yourself. 

India's life gets turned upside down when her mother springs that she's getting married and they're moving across the country into Boston's high society. India has no choice but to leave behind her safe and comfortable life, to live with a man she doesn't know and his daughter, Eloise. I'll admit, I was very iffy about Elle when we first get introduced to her. She's beautiful and cold. When India arrives in Boston, she's most certainly not welcomed in with open arms. Then there's Eloise's boyfriend, Finn, whose equally as cold and standoffish. 

Secrets start coming out and the three become connected in a wonderful, beautiful way. There were so many times when I couldn't help but shed some tears. I felt that deeply connected to India, Eloise, and Finn's story. Young has written such a profound and uplifting novel and I hope that if you're reading my review, that you take a chance and pick it up! It has romance but most of all it comes with such a great message. One that I think you need to discover for yourself. I'm happy to say that I don't think the story will be leaving me anytime soon. In fact, I hope it doesn't. 

"Things change us, things will always change us, but who you are, that thing inside you that determines your choices, controls your actions, your reactions, it's still yours."


About the Author:
Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET, Best Romance 2014 for BEFORE JAMAICA LANE, and Best Romance 2015 for HERO. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance series and has sold in thirty countries. Samantha's YA contemporary lit debut THE IMPOSSIBLE VASTNESS OF US releases from Harlequin Teen June 2017.

Visit http://authorsamanthayoung.com for more information.

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