A review by theespressoedition
In Five Years, by Rebecca Serle


I shocked myself, finishing this book so quickly - but once I began, I couldn't put it down.

In Five Years totally surprised me. The story wasn't anything like I expected it to be. When it started out with a fancy proposal and a somewhat sexy dream of what the future could hold, I wasn't sure whether to expect magical realism or a totally predictable and cheesy romance plot. In my opinion, it was neither.

Rather than focusing primarily on Dannie's romantic relationships, it morphed into a beautiful platonic love story - with her childhood best friend, Bella. There was so much depth throughout the plot - from Bella's diagnosis to the DUMBO apartment, to the wedding planning, and more. This book continued to surprise me in the best ways possible.

"I saw what was coming, but I did not see what it would mean." This quote really sums up the content in this book. Grief entwined with love, from the past - and into the future. This story was excellently written and poignant.