July 21, 2021

ARC REVIEW: You've Reached Sam by Dustin Thao

You've Reached Sam by Dustin Thao

Rating: 4 Stars
Release Date: November 2, 2021
Format: eARC
Publisher: Wednesday Books

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Make sure you have tissues on hand for this one, because there are tear-jerking moments all throughout this book. 

You've Reached Sam by Dustin Thao is a heartbreaking #OwnVoices read (but in a good way). It is a romance, but more of a Hallmark-type feel versus a bodice-ripper one. Julie, the main character, has just lost her boyfriend Sam and is in the process of dealing with her grief. It is a story about love and loss, and how the ones left behind are the most affected after death. I think it's a very timely read, considering how many people have experienced loss in the last year alone due to COVID. It was emotional to experience how the different characters of different ages and with different relationships to Sam coped with the loss. While reading, I couldn't help but imagine, what would I do with the chance if I was given the opportunity to say goodbye to someone I'd lost? I can't really say much more than this without spoilers, but just trust me when I say that you NEED to read this book. You won't be disappointed! 

Overall, a stellar debut novel by Dustin Thao. I'm ecstatic to read what else he releases in the future! 

Thank you to NetGalley and Wednesday Books for allowing me to read an early copy of You've Reached Sam at no cost to myself. 

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