Till It Arrives is inspired by Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner’s Save the Date feature. Sometimes I read books that are not released anytime soon, but I want to share some of my feelings on the book right away, so Till It Arrives is born! (It also allows me to read books that appear later in my schedule, so that’s awesome too.) Since I don’t usually use GIFs in my reviews, I thought I’ll use plenty of GIFs to describe my feelings for the book I’m talking about in this feature!
It’s an oppressively hot and sticky morning in June when Sterling and her brother, Phin, have an argument that compels him to run into the town swamp – the one that strikes fear in all the residents of Sticks, Louisiana. Phin doesn’t return. Instead, a girl named Lenora May climbs out, and now Sterling is the only person in Sticks who remembers her brother ever existed.
Sterling needs to figure out what the swamp’s done with her beloved brother and how Lenora May is connected to his disappearance – and loner boy Heath Durham might be the only one who can help her.
This debut novel is full of atmosphere, twists and turns, and a swoon-worthy romance.
First Sentence: It’s no secret, ours is the meanest swamp in Louisiana.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.
A Tale of I’m Glad I Don’t Live There:
When I first saw that Beware The Wild is about a swamp that swallows people up and spits one back out:
When I saw how creepy and disgusting the swamp was:
When I saw Sterling’s dedication to saving her brother:
My one constant thought throughout the book:
To sum the book up in a GIF: