Friday, August 9, 2019

BLOG TOUR: How The Light Gets In by Katy Upperman

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Katy Upperman's, How The LIght Gets InToday, on our tour stop, we share my thoughts on this YA contemporary romance. Plus, we have a tour-wide giveaway to share, too! So... Check it out and grab your copy now!  Don't forget to follow the tour, HERE!

Young Adult
Contemporary Romance
Publish Date:
August 6, 2019
Swoon Reads

Katy Upperman’s How the Light Gets In is a haunting YA novel about a teen coping with the loss of her sibling.

Since her sister’s tragic death, seventeen-year-old Callie Ryan has basically given up. Her grades have plummeted, she’s quit her swim team, and she barely recognizes the people her parents once were.

When she returns to her aunt’s run-down coastal Victorian one year after Chloe’s death, Callie resigns herself to a summer of guilt and home renovations. She doesn’t expect to be charmed by the tiny coastal town or by Tucker Morgan, a local boy brimming with sunshine.

But even as her days begin to brighten, Callie’s nights are crowded with chilling dreams, unanswered questions, and eerie phenomenon that have her convinced she’s being haunted. Will Callie be able to figure out what her sister is trying to communicate before it’s too late?



**About the Author**
Katy Upperman is a wife, mama, author, reader, baker, and wanderer. She writes novels for teens and teens at heart. She’s a Washington State University alum (go Cougs!), a country music fanatic, and a makeup stockpiler. She loves the ocean, pedicures, sunshine, Instagram, Dirty Dancing and The Princess Bride, Jelly Bellies, true crime documentaries, and Friday Night Lights.

Katy’s debut novel, Kissing Max Holden, was published August 1, 2017, and her sophomore effort, The Impossibility of Us, released July 31, 2018. Her third novel, How the Light Gets In, was released August 6, 2019. All three books are with Swoon Reads/Macmillan.

She’s represented by Victoria Marini of the Irene Goodman Agency.

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*My Thoughts*

Note: This review contains NO spoilers

Well, hmmm... I thought this was a raw and emotional story. A story of loss, grief, and the struggle to move on. That's what I pretty much get from this YA contemporary from Katy Upperman. I found that How The Light Gets In was a compelling and realistic telling of how this young woman dealt with the loss of her sister, at first in a destructive way, then later she learns how in a constructive way. However, this story slowly unravels to reveal a slight ghostly twist... or was it?!? With these elements twisted together, it kept me interested enough to keep reading.

With its well developed characters and setting, How The Light Gets In tells the story of how Callie Ryan coped with the death of her sister in which those knowing loss and grief can relate in one way or another. But then, on a side note, the pacing is somewhat slow for me; however, it wasn't enough to deter me from continuing this read. Moreover, there is a subtle touch of romance that is intertwined into Callie's story. Well, just enough that tugged at the "heart strings" and, in a way, helped her cope with her grief. The author seamlessly integrated these elements together into this contemporary romance in which none overshadowed the other. In the end, How The Light Gets In is a poignant and multi-layered story that will touch the heart.

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  1. Great review, Jasmine! This sounds like a really emotional and realistic read! Glad you liked it!

  2. Thank you! It really was... Loved how well it was written. :)