The other week, I bought a book just for the front cover which is something I don't do. I was just browsing through the book shelves of my local charity shop when it caught my eye..

The front cover reminded me of the painting Ophelia by John Everett Millais, I love the name Ophelia and Hamlet is one of my favourite Shakespearean plays (out of the ones I've read/watched of course) so I just picked it up and added it to my small pile of books that I actually had a good look at.

Let's read the synopsis, shall we?

'Elsa has been in a coma for five months. With all hope of reviving her gone, her family and doctors are having to face the devastating fact that it might be time to turn off her life support... They don't realise that in the past few weeks Elsa has regained partial consciousness; she knows where she is and can hear everyone talking around her bed, but she has no way of telling them she's there.

Thibault is in the same hospital visiting his brother, a drunk driver responsible for the deaths of two teenage girls. Thibault's emotions are in turmoil and, needing a retreat, he finds his way into Elsa's room. Seeing her lying there so peacefully, he finds it hard to believe she is not just sleeping.

Thibault begins to visit Elsa regularly. As he learns more about her through her family and friends, he begins to realise that he is developing feelings for her. And when he talks to her, he can't help feeling that she can hear his every word...

For Elsa, his visits are like a breath of fresh air. Here is finally someone who speaks to her as if she is a real life person. Who makes her laugh. And who gives her something to fight for...

And so begins a love story that might just save both their lives...'

The synopsis, I feel, pretty much tells you everything - besides telling you if Elsa wakes up or not of course. I read 3/4 of the book in one night and 1/4 in the morning when I woke up - It's safe to say that you may struggle to put the book down because you want to know what happens next so badly and don't want to wait.

I have to say I was more into finding out if Elsa woke up rather that listening to the story of Thibault, I found myself wanting to skip his life at times (I didn't though). I am upset that there is no sequel right now, I would very much like to find out what happened afterwards as I was left with SO MANY QUESTIONS.

I recommend this book if it sounds like your kind of book, although I enjoyed it even though it wasn't mine? So I guess I just recommend it, give it a go if you want to and let me know what you thought about it!

Have you read this book?

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