Review Monday: From The Inside Out by Talya Andor

insideout400x600The novel for this Monday is Talya Andor’s From The Inside Out. Now, where do I start?

My best friend is of the opinion that in a way, we are all bisexuals. She believes that we then decide to either be gay, straight or bi-, but we all started as bisexuals. Now, I don’t know where she got the idea from, or the research she conducted to test her theory, but she’s a brilliant girl, so I’ll give her some credit.

That said, Lucas, our second main character in the book is actually bi. However, he does decide that he wants Soren, who is cute, introverted and more of the beloved character who drifts through life not certain of what he wants to do next. This is kind of understandable because honestly, we’ve all been through that phase. It might not have lasted for a long time, but there have been moments when we were not sure of what to do next, and Soren is a lovely example of that, and Talya beautifully captures that for me, and for everyone else who reads this, I’m sure.

There’s also the slow build of the romance, which I enjoyed. Reminded me of younger times. That first crush, that first kiss. The decision that this person is the one you’re in love with and you’re ready to share part of yourself with that person. The writer took her time to develop Soren and Lucas’ relationship, and it is fitting because with our insight into the characters’ minds, especially, Soren, we know that this is a relationship that should be carefully cultivated.

I’m not going to go into much details about the story, because I don’t want to spoil it and I want you guys to get yourself a copy. But do note that the characters are lovable, the choices they have to make are realistic, and From the Inside Out is a book that you will read into the late hours of the night because you just have to know how it ends.

Because of all this and more, it rates a full five stars in my book. A truly worthy read.

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