A well-balanced romance told unlike ever before.

Plot: Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed.

Remarks: Lauren started this book off in the most beautiful way. Many people these days model their relationships on that of their parents and, naturally, the goal is to stay together for a long time. Every person has someone they want to model their relationship goals on and Lotto and Mathilde were that couple for a lot of people. The book was written in a way where I could feel exactly what the characters were going through and although sometimes this process seemed to drag out a little bit, it really allowed me to connect to the characters. I found that a lot of concentration was needed for this book, though. There a lot of flashbacks and the way Lauren portrayed this became quite confusing for me at times. That being said, this was a very pleasant read.

Rating: 3/5

Published By: Penguin Random House

Fates And Furies is out now at all good book stores.

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