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The Two Lives of Lydia Bird - Josie Silver | Spoiler Free Book Review

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I am excited to be on the blog tour today for the brand new release from Josie Silver, The Two Lives of Lydia Bird. Before the cover for this book was revealed, I already had this on my TBR on Goodreads and I am so glad I got to read it.
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird - Josie Silver | Spoiler Free Book Review
Blurb

Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They've been together for almost a decade, and Lydia thinks their love is indestructible.
But she's wrong. Because on her 27th birthday, Freddie dies in a tragic accident.
So now it's just Lydia, and all she wants to do is hide indoors and sob 'til her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that Freddie would want her to live her life well. So, enlisting the help of his best friend and her sister Elle, she takes her first tentative steps into the world and starts to live - perhaps even to love - again.
Then something unbelievable happens, and Lydia gets another chance at her old life with Freddie. But what if there's someone in her new life who wants her to stay?
My Review
This is one of the most heartbreaking books I have ever read. I rarely cry at books but at 5% in, I had tears in my eyes. And I cried multiple times throughout the book but I also smiled a lot throughout it too. This is a book about grief as Lydia finds herself stuck between what her life would have been like if Freddie hadn't died, thanks to some sleeping pills she was prescribed, and what her real life is like. I think her journey was a really important read and it was incredible to see her growth throughout the book. And the way this story was told was nothing but brilliance on Josie Silver's part. 
Throughout the book, you alternate between awake and asleep chapters and I really liked both aspects and it was easy to follow too. It is a slower read but it honestly makes perfect sense because grief is a slow process. And even with it being a slow read, it didn't feel dragged out to me personally. I felt so much for Lydia throughout the book and my heart honestly broke for her. I really liked Lydia's sister too, what a woman. 

I did like the ending and I'm glad it worked out how I wanted it too. I had a feeling from around 20% in of a rough idea of how I thought it was going to end (no spoilers from me). But at the same time, it wasn't completely what I was expecting which I liked! 

You can get your own copy of The Two Lives of Lydia Bird on Kindle now for 99p and it's out in paperback on the 5th of March 2020. 

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