How the Light gets in by Katy Upperman |E-arc Review |FFBC Blog tour

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog! Today I’m back with a review for you.

And without further ado, let’s start with this post.

Since her sister’s tragic death, seventeen-year-old Callie Ryan has basically given up. Her grades have plummeted, she’s quit her swim team, and she barely recognizes the people her parents have become.
When she returns to her aunt’s run-down coastal Victorian one year after Chloe’s death, Callie resigns herself to a summer of guilt and home renovations. She doesn’t expect to be charmed by the tiny coastal town or by Tucker Morgan, a local boy brimming with sunshine.
But even as her days begin to brighten, Callie’s nights are crowded with chilling dreams, unanswered questions, and eerie phenomenon that have her convinced she’s being haunted. Will Callie be able to figure out what her sister is trying to communicate before it’s too late?

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Title – How the light gets in
Author – Katy Upperman
Publisher – Swoon Reads
Release date – August 6th 2019
Genre – Contemporary/Young Adult

Language – English
Trigger Warning – self harm, suicide mention, death of a loved one, drug abuse
Pages – 336
Version – ebook*

What I liked

I definitely liked the mystery this novel had to offer. You don’t know how Callie’s sister died exactly and the reason why. Meaning that you have to play Sherlock Holmes a bit. Which I liked a lot. Plus there were ghosts! My paranormal lover side loved this.

The writing style was great as well. The sentences were short, fluid and comprehensible. The author had a beautiful way to describe what her main character felt, saw, thought, and so on. I could imagine myself being Callie for a while. I felt like being the main character in How the light gets in and what reader doesn’t like that feeling?

The storyline was a pretty good one. It had the perfect setting and everything was perfect in it. I don’t remember reading other books about a sister bond as strong as it was in this one. I even shed some tears, just to tell you how sad and amazing this book was at once.

What I didn’t like

For my personal tastes the book was too long and it dragged a bit at some parts. But otherwise it was a great story!

Favourite Character


Overall, How the light gets in is an important read that everyone should have read at least once in their life! There is no fixed age range for this book. You can read it at any point in your life!

Favourite Quotes:

“Maybe animals probably sense sadness the way the sense approaching storms; I wouldn’t want to be around me either.”

“Once upon a time, I might have been seduced by the notion of my aunt and a stack of books in a fanciful Victorian.”

“I rest my head on his shoulder, wishing his arrival in my world meant I’ve atoned for mistakes past. I’m still not sure I deserve this kind of happiness, this sort of contentment, but I’m not about to turn it away.”






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Katy’s debut novel, Kissing Max Holden, was published August 1, 2017, and her sophomore effort, The Impossibility of Us, released July 31, 2018. Her third novel, How the Light Gets In, will be out August 6, 2019. All three books are with Swoon Reads/Macmillan. She’s represented by Victoria Marini of the Irene Goodman Agency.

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Prize: Win (1) copy of HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Katy Upperman and some swag (INT)

Starts: August 12th2019

Finishes: August 26th2019

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Here is the schedule for the tour. Please don’t forget to read the other blogger posts.

And this was everything for this post. Have you already read How the light gets in? Or do you plan to read the book? Please let me know in the comments below!

*A review copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher. Thanks to FFBC for making me a part of this blog tour.

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