Happy Book Birthday to a #LoveOzYA book! Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley!
I am lucky enough to be included in the blog tour & TO KICK IT OFF (aka start)! Thankyou so much Pan Macmillan for including me & organising this tour.
Without further ado here are:
(please excuse the amateur graphic, I am learning)
In no particular order:
1. This book, includes books.
The bookish references in this book were on point! I MEAN THERE WERE JOHN GREEN & various other Aussie authors. AHHHH I can't tell you how much I loved that there was a bookshop involved in this book. Honestly probably one of my favourite aspects of the book. Ahhh and I mean THE LETTER LIBRARY. (A library in the bookshop where you could read a book, annotate it/write messages to someone and leave it/put it back in the library for someone else to see/read.) What a brilliant creation.
2. The characters (ESPECIALLY George & Harry)
Agh I loved Harry. This could've been because his family owns this bookshop, Or because he's so damn cute and gorgeous. I loved his family and especially George (who's his sister) She's so emo but has such a beautiful personality. These two characters were my favourites of the books.
3. The metaphors & descriptions
Cath Crowley's writing style is absoloutley beautiful. I can't remember what she described but she used the term 'milk gold' and I just fell in love. Her describing words and metaphors and just beautiful and so unique. She also doesn't reuse descriptions which I was so happy about!
4. Australian Cafe Scene
Okay so this is more something that would appeal to a foodie like myself but NOT ONLY IS THERE A BOOKSHOP, BUT THERE'S A CAFE. It sells danishes and I was just happy because Australian food and cafes are seriously the best and there was one included so yes. Basically there is coffee & danishes involved so yeah, if your a foodie....this book includes some good cafe goodness. Also, the cafe backs on to the bookshop so two for the price of one.
5. Messages from The Letter Library & Poetry
I loved how there was not only writing, but also letters and poetry mixed in to the novel. I really loved reading the various letters from the Letter Library that included! Not only letters, but poetry is a big thing in this book. Which I really enjoyed seeing in YA. Poetry isn't really mentioned too much in YA. I really enjoyed how this book tried to break the stereotype of poetry = geekiness because I think this needs to stop. I was so happy to see poetry included and in relation to teens.
So that's why I loved Words in Deep Blue.
Thanks again for having me on the tour Pan Macmillan & Cath Crowley. Make sure you have a look at some of the other stops on the tour.
Let me know if you've read this one, or if you are going to read this in the comments below!