Affecting, emotional, & expressive!
I am a fairly new reader of KRISTAN HIGGINS, I have only read one of her previous novels, NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT and absolutely loved it. So I was extremely eager to read her latest offering here with LIFE AND OTHER INCONVENIENCES. I have read a few reviews where they have mentioned that this book isn’t written in her signature humorous style. So without really knowing her signature style I thought it was an extremely balanced read that produced the perfect mixture of emotions from me which included some laugh-out-loud ones from a few comical scenes.
LIFE AND OTHER INCONVENIENCES by KRISTAN HIGGINS is a touching, impactful, powerful, insightful, and moving story that immediately captured my attention and my heart. I was totally immersed in these characters lives which had me smiling, laughing, happy, sad, and even shed a few tears over the course of reading this emotionally captivating story and in the end, it left me with feelings of such warmth in my heart.
KRISTAN HIGGINS delivers a beautifully written, engaging, and heartfelt story here with absolutely wonderful, relatable and compelling characters. With the fantastic characterizations the emotions and compassion that you feel for these characters are extremely palpable and easily be fully invested in.
The story is told mostly between the perspectives of Genevieve, Riley and Emma with a few chapters from some secondary characters. Although I totally loved each and every perspective equally, I had a fondness for Miller and thoroughly enjoyed him and his story.
Life and Other Inconveniences is my second book I have read by Kristan Higgins and I have to admit my first was a miss for me. Well I was completely surprised and this one was a big hit for me!
Kristan Higgins does a great job creating engaging characters using warm humor, insightful thoughts with realistic, raw emotions and actions. For me the humor has to have some warmth to it when more affecting topics are explored in a story. I have been told I am just a little over sensitive when it comes to that.
I was hooked right from the start with these engaging likable and unlikable characters. I loved the dynamics between the characters and I enjoyed the complicated relationships between them. Old wounds are opened up and second chances are explored with emotional depth to the characters. Each are given a conflict and through each of their POV we see them grow. At times I did feel their inner thoughts were a bit repetitive and would have preferred to see them grow more by their actions.
There is a mystery here as well and that added some suspense to the story. I really enjoyed how Higgins weaved that into the story line and I thought it all came together well. The story wrapped up and I felt very satisfied after reading this one. I highly recommend.
Cover: Affecting, intriguing, heartfelt, peaceful, eye-catching, and an impactful representation to storyline.
Title: An impactful and powerful title!!
Writing/Prose: Well-written, beautiful, captivating, expressive, skilled, and proficient.
Plot: Suspenseful, thought-provoking, heartbreaking, heartwarming, insightful, perfectly-paced, amusing, enjoyable and extremely entertaining.
Ending: Bittersweet, satisfying, and heartwarming that definitely made me pause, reflect and contemplate.
Overall: This book contained all the elements that I absolutely love in my books. Would highly recommend!
Thank you so much to Elisha at Berkley Publishing for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this beautiful book.