Blog tour: If Tomorrow Doesn't Come

Welcome to the blog tour for If Tomorrow Doesn’t Come by Jen St. Jude!

More about the book…

On the morning Avery Byrne plans to end her life, the world discovers there are only nine days left to live: an asteroid is headed for Earth, and no one can stop it.

As time runs out and secrets slowly come to light, Avery fights her way home - determined to save the girl she has been in love with her whole life.

But can Avery also learn to save herself and find hope again in the tomorrows she has left?

More about the author…

Jen St. Jude is a Lambda Literary Fellow, who holds creative writing degrees from Colby College and Harvard University Extension School. She works in talent acquisition at Boston Consulting Group and serves as an editor at the Chicago Review of Books, Arcturus Magazine, Burning Worlds - Climate Change in Art & Literature, and Just Femme & Dandy Magazine. Jen grew up in New Hampshire apple orchards but now lives in Chicago with her wife and catlike dog. 

My impressions…

Oh, my poor heart! I don’t even know where to begin… First things first: I loved this novel. I am a sucker for a love story, and this is a lesbian love story so it doesn’t get much better than that! There is so much more packed in here though, like parental expectations, religion, suicidal thoughts and homophobia to name a few of themes. Whether you’ve experienced any of these yourself or not, I can almost guarantee that this book will touch something deep within you. Perhaps it’s because the characters are so very well-rounded that they come to life, or perhaps because the storytelling draws you in completely that you feel part of the story. Whichever the case, it’s an emotional novel that I won’t forget any time soon.

Three words to describe it. Heart-wrenching. Sweet.

Do I like the cover? Yes, even though Avery and Cass don’t look like that in my head!

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, this is a debut novel. I certainly hope there will be more.

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