What Light | Jay Asher

“It’s your heart. No one else gets a say in that.”

Genre: Young Adult Romance.
Number of Pages: 251.
Perspective: First.
Location: Oregon/California.

Sierra’s family owns a Christmas tree farm in Oregon and then spend Christmas time in California selling the trees. She shuts herself off to love for the month long trips to California, but can’t help it when she meets a guy who buys Christmas trees for families in need. For a complete summary, you can go here.

Well, this is definitely not what I was expecting from the author of one of the most controversial books (and shows), Thirteen Reasons Why. It was definitely a lot lighter and more of a romance than a suspense. Maybe Asher thought he needed to tone it down a bit? I’m not sure, but it certainly was on the opposite end of the spectrum. 

It was a well written and enjoyable story. It was perfect for Christmas time. I actually haven’t read a Christmas themed book in a while, so it was a nice change of pace. I have also been into really dark books lately, so this was probably a lot better for my soul. Maybe I should pull out a few more lighter books from my shelves…

I don’t have anything bad to say about this book other than it was just a cute YA romance. It’s what you would expect from a cute YA romance: a little cheesy and love at first sight. It wasn’t anything extraordinary and it probably won’t stick in my mind forever, but I am glad I read it. [I also have mention how gorgeous and festive the cover is.] 

I recommend this book for reading around Christmas time when you are surrounded by family and don’t want to read any more dark books around the most joyous time of the year. [Hands up if you are still stuck reading Halloween creepy, scary, dark thrillers. *Raises Hand*] If you are interested in buying the book, you can buy it here. After you have read it, leave a comment and let me know what you think! 

“I can fight it, but that’s exhausting. I can feel hurt about it, but that’s torture. Or I can decide it’s their loss.”

 4/5 Stars

Check out my review of Jay Asher’s bestselling book, Thirteen Reasons Why.

Do you agree? Disagree?