Waiting on Wednesday: Words in Deep Blue

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Words in Deep Blue

Written by Cath Crowley

273 pages

Published by Hachette Children’s Group

Publication date: 5th April 2018

Genre: Contemporary, Romance

Age range: 12+

Summary (from Goodreads):

This is a love story.
It’s the story of Howling Books, where readers write letters to strangers, to lovers, to poets.
It’s the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. They were best friends once, before Rachel moved to the sea.
Now, she’s back, working at the bookstore, grieving for her brother Cal and looking for the future in the books people love, and the words they leave behind.

Why I can’t wait to read this:

  • It’s set in a bookshop, with love letters hidden among the books – how could any book-lover not want to read it for this reason alone?!
  • It sounds like this is a slow-moving romance – yay for no insta-love!
  • Rachel is dealing with the grief of losing her brother. I think it’s incredibly important that the process of grieving is talked about in books as it is often a time when people feel alone and hopeless. Knowing that others have gone through this is very important.
  • I usually quite enjoy dual-narrative books as you can get some insight from both characters. As long as the voices are distinctive though – I dislike it when their voices are so similar that you keep forgetting whose perspective you are reading!
  • This book has already been nominated for and won some big awards in Australia – there’s got to be a reason!
  • Finally, (and I know it’s turning into a theme!) but, once again, a beautiful cover. I feel like cover artists and publishers have really stepped up their game with recent releases…

What do you think? 

Does it seem like a book you might be interested in reading?

Which other books are you looking forward to?


Please link your ‘Waiting on Wednesday’ posts below as I’d love to read them!

See my ‘Waiting on Wednesday’ for last week – The Astonishing Colour of After

Read a book review of Shadow Weaver or Do you Speak Chocolate?

Read how book blogging has changed how I read.

See which book characters I would like to stuck in a lift with.


Waiting on Wednesday was created by Breaking the Spine


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