Book Review – Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour

“It was difficult, when ghosts were everywhere, to figure out what was real and what was imagined”

I read this book and waited two months to review it because I was so overwhelmed with how much I loved it; I already checked a few more of Nina LaCour’s books out from the library and am excited to read them soon!

I haven’t read many YA books that I’d describe as “haunting”, but this one was that for me. It’s got a sort of found family, cottagecore-y vibe that I was not expecting and loved so much so that I plan to buy a personal copy since I returned the one from the library, and reread it again to experience how magical it was.

That isn’t to say that this is all good and fluffy, because it isn’t at all. This story tackles trauma and grief in heavy doses, along with accepting parts of yourself that are permanently altered when bad things happen to you. It’s got some very heavy, tough topics & themes, but the ending for me was just *chef’s kiss* perfect.

I loved this so much, and would highly highly recommend it – don’t go in expecting a lot of action or jump scares; it’s more a cozy dark YA to read with a cup of tea during a rainy day, you know? Go in with that sort of expectation & I think you’ll like it a lot!

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