Monday, 10 October 2016

Blog Tour - Review - Losing It by Emma Rathbone

Thank you for joining my day on the blog tour for Losing It by Emma Rathbone. So first of all let's have a look at the book and then you can read on for my review.

About the book:

Julia Greenfield has a problem: she's twenty-six years old and she's still a virgin. Sex ought to be easy. People have it all the time! But, without meaning to, she made it through college and into adulthood with her virginity intact. 

Something's got to change.

To re-route herself from her stalled life, Julia travels to spend the summer with her mysterious aunt Vivienne in North Carolina. It's not long, however, before she unearths a confounding secret—her 58 year old aunt is a virgin too. In the unrelenting heat of the southern summer, Julia becomes fixated on puzzling out what could have lead to Viv's appalling condition, all while trying to avoid the same fate.

Buy here

My Review:

After reading the synopsis I wondered how the story would play out. It sounded really different to the books I had been reading of late. So what did I think...

I have to admit that I didn't immediately click with Julia and this did slightly impact on my enjoyment of the story. However as the story progresses I began to appreciate her character a bit more. When Viv is introduced you can tell there is something secretive about her character. I actually found it realistic how awkward they were with each other. As they were basically strangers even though they were family.

The story moves along at a decent pace and it really is interesting hearing the story from Julia's perspective. Especially how time passed her by without her losing her virginity.


There were parts of Losing It that really grabbed my attention and kept me reading on. Even though I didn't fully connect with the main character I could appreciate her story.

Three and a half stars from me!

Thank you to HQ Stories for kindly providing a copy, this is my honest and unbiased opinion. 

Social links:

@HQStories   @EmmaRathbone   #LosingIt

Author info:

Emma Rathbone is the author of the novel The Patterns of Paper Monsters. She is the recipient of a Christopher Isherwood Grant in Fiction, and her work can also be seen in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. She is also a writer for the upcoming Netflix comedy, G.L.O.W. She lives in Los Angeles.

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