Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! I’m sharing my review of It Will Just Be Us by Jo Kaplan, which I received an advanced copy from Netgalley in return for an honest review on my blog and Netgalley. Publish date: 11th August 2020.
Overall rating 4 out of 5 stars.
I had a LOT of thoughts about this book throughout the time I was reading it so if this is a little long I apologise!
On the whole, I really enjoyed this book.
The setting for the book was perfect, it had this amazing gothic feel to it, I can only describe it as the same feeling I got from the Haunting of Hill House on Netflix, eerie but beautiful. Considering the majority of the book took place within the house and its close surroundings, it never once lost those eerie tones and feelings. The literary horror atmosphere was immense and really grabbed me.
Possibly one of my favourite parts was the idea that the house was ever growing, and towards the end, I felt like we were getting lost in the house, it was a really creepy feel and got me all in a tizzy.
The characters, I loved Sam and Elizabeth so much, I thought they were excellent characters and their interactions were so well written. However, I wish we had a bit more expansion on Elizabeth’s husband and their Mom, they didn’t seem to have much backstory, which I feel would have lent itself to the story.
Once or twice, I did feel a little lost and confused with the storyline and as though there were too many aspects to it. However, once we hit the last few chapters it all made sense and I loved how the ending brought everything together and tied up some of the larger loose ends of the plot.
And I certainly did NOT expect that ending! I haven’t been shocked like this by a book for a very long time and I will certainly remember this book for a long time to come.
If you’ve read It Will Just Be Us let me know so we can discuss it!