5/1/18

9 Days and 9 Nights - Katie Cotugno

Oh Katie, you've done it again.  Her stories and her characters are second to none and I can scarcely put her books down.  9 Days & 9 Nights picks up a year after 99 Days.  Molly has finished her first year of college, and is in Europe on holiday with her boyfriend Ian, when she bumps into Gabe, her ex-boyfriend, and his girlfriend, Sadie.  What ensues is both awkward and tender, as Molly struggles to come to terms with some of the events from the first book, but also things that have transpired since the conclusion of 99 Days.

I'm going to reiterate some of what I wrote in my review for 99 Days: There's something about the way that she writes her characters; they just hit you in your gut, grab hold of your heart and refuse to let go, even long after you've savoured the last page of the story.  This holds true for every one of Katie's books that I've read thus far and is by far one of her greatest strengths as a novelist.  Molly's character grows a lot during this instalment, and I was rooting for her and applauding each step that she took.  Paired with the heavier moments in the story, there were also moments of comic relief -- the perfect combination of sweet and serious.

My only struggle with this book is that I could barely remember what happened in 99 Days, and I wish I'd thought to re-read it before I jumped into 9 Days & 9 Nights.  I'll definitely be picking up a finished copy of this book, and doing a reread of the duology in the not-too-distant future.

If you enjoyed 99 Days then you'll definitely love this next chapter of Molly's adventures.  

Note: An egalley was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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