Before I Let Go

Before I Let Go

Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated?and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's los Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves awa...

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Title:Before I Let Go
Author:Marieke Nijkamp
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1492642282
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:358 pages pages

Before I Let Go Reviews

  • Liz Overberg
    Jul 13, 2017
    To be blunt, this book just isn't good. In order to build a growing sense of unease, a good storyteller will slowly build from "things seem pretty normal here" to "WTF is going on?!" Unfortunately, this story starts at the latter and stays there, effectively killing any tension. ...
  • Rose
    May 31, 2018
    *sighs* If I had two words to describe the experience of this book, they would be "ultimately unsatisfying." This book had me for a time and then it quickly lost me. I will give credit where credit is due: this is a better novel than Nijkamp's debut novel, "This Is Where It Ends." It's...
  • Katie McNelly
    Jun 26, 2017
    It will be very difficult to write a spoiler-free review of this book, but I will in due time. For now, suffice it to say that I liked this MUCH better than 'this is where it ends', though I can't say I cared that much more about the characters. It was a page turner and I polished it o...
  • Dahlia
    Feb 09, 2017
    CP Benefits - I have already read and loved this <3 I don't know if I'm allowed to say anything about it yet but WHEN I AM... ...
  • jv poore
    Mar 03, 2018
    It sucks when bad things happen to good people. When blame can't be assigned, when that-which-is- terrible isn't exactly someone's fault, but maybe everyone could have done something a little differently to avert the tragedy...well, that's just real life. Ms. Nijkamp displays life ...
  • K.
    Jun 13, 2017
    Trigger warnings: mental health, death of a friend, fire, drowning, suicide. I've been excited about this book for the better part of a year now. I mean...a YA thriller set in Alaska? Uh, YES. *grabby hands* Unfortunately, what I got was...confusing, to be honest. It cuts ba...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Dec 05, 2017
    ??? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ First of all, I love the cover of this book. It is so beautiful and fitting. Sourcebooks...
  • Inge
    Dec 06, 2017
    I'm... not sure how I feel about this book. On the one hand, it has a very interesting premise. Sure, at its base, this storyline has been used a lot. But every author adds something different. In the case of Before I Let Go, I really enjoyed the Alaskan setting, as well as the eeri...
  • Vivian
    Oct 02, 2017
    Wauw, wat een sterk boek. Ontzettend spannend en huiveringwekkend creepy, enorm meeslepende setting en een hele authentieke sfeer. En dan dat verhaal... ik had echt geen idee welke kant het op zou gaan en ik vind het erg knap hoe Nijkamp het heeft opgezet: het geeft veel stof tot naden...
  • Dianne
    Nov 30, 2017
    She moved away from the small Alaskan town that was home and left behind her best friend. Corey had good intentions, she never planned on ignoring Kyra?s attempts to say in contact. She never meant to turn her back on the lonely, tormented girl the town feared, the girl who suffered ...
  • Joleen (starlightbooktales)
    Jul 13, 2018
    This arc was provided to me for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 2.5 Stars This is going to be a very confusing review because I don?t know what I just read. I can?t put it fully into words to describe this book. I was nervous picking this up because I w...
  • Roxanne
    Feb 15, 2018
    Thanks to Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley for the free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I'm going to be blunt here and just come out and say it - I did not like this book, and I'm hugely disappointed. I read the synopsis, and immediately knew I wanted to re...
  • Lisa
    May 22, 2018
    A young adult story of friendship, loss and the search for the truth SUMMARY As she was moving away, Cory promised her best friend Kyra that she would always stay in touch and be there for her. But just days before Cory is to return for a visit to the remote village of the Lost Cre...
  • Joost
    Jan 03, 2018
    Hier kan je mijn uitgebreide recensie lezen over Voor ik je loslaat: http://nerdygeekyfanboy.com/recensie/... Even korte review, uitgebreide recensie komt op mijn blog: - fijne schrijfstijl - het hele dorp is ontzettend frustrerend - hele verhaal voelde onbevredigend aan - de ...
  • Jenny Baker
    Apr 12, 2018
    2.5 stars I almost gave this three stars, because there were times when I enjoyed it. Those moments just didn?t happen often enough. I was so excited when I heard about this book almost a year ago. I couldn?t wait for it to release. Once it released and I read early reviews,...
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Jan 15, 2018
    I read the last book from Marieke Nijkamp and really liked it, I had high hopes for this one, but unfortunately it does not measure up.I rounded this rating up from 2.5. I liked the short chapters and the underlying story about mental health but parts of it were a bit strange. When the...
  • Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
    Dec 06, 2017
    An ARC has been offered by the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion ?Hers is a story that deserves to be told. Hers is a story that deserves to be heard. It?s the story of a girl who believed in heroes and wanted to be one herself. Who saw stories in the world around he...
  • Rê
    Jan 02, 2018
    3 ?Intriguing, but confusing? stars ARC via NetGalley Thank you, Sourcebooks Fire! I requested this book on NetGalley because I wanted to give this author another chance, and see if I was the problem since I one-stared her bestselling debut, This is How it Ends. The go...
  • Beth
    Jul 22, 2017
    This was heartbreaking. This was beautiful. This story needed to be told. I will never forget these characters, this town, this book, this story, these emotions I felt while reading it. That's all I can process right now. ...
  • Emma Giordano
    May 19, 2018
    I?m not really sure how I feel about this book. One the one hand, I was really invested in it. On the other, it?s not particularly the best story I?ve ever read. Nonetheless, it was interesting and I?m happy I read it. CW: bipolar disorder, suicide, death, grief Honestly,...
  • Sarah Louise
    Jan 03, 2018
    This was one of the strangest books I have read. Really, I should have put it down and never looked back, but I'm stubborn. Fortunately, the chapters are short, a few pages each, mixed with phone calls and letters, so it gave the story a certain pull that kept me interested in the myst...
  • Nicole (Read Eat Sleep Repeat)
    Jul 21, 2017
    I?m not going to lie, it was the cover image that initially drew me to Before I Let Go. It immediately grabbed by attention and prompted me to read the description, which further intrigued me to request a copy. It took me a little while to get into this book, but slowly and surely...
  • Cesar
    Jan 18, 2018
    2 stars With a setting in a small Alaskan town, you would expect Before I Let Go to have some atmosphere of a small-town mystery surrounded by snow and dreariness. But just like Girl in Snow, Before I Let Go doesn't have that appeal as well as having boring characters. Before...
  • Carrie
    Nov 30, 2017
    When Corey moved away from her home town of snow covered Lost Creek, Alaska she promised her best friend, Kyra, that she would always stay in touch and always be there for her. As with most teens though Corey's new life and new friends she made after her move kept her busy so she wasn'...
  • Esther
    Oct 14, 2017
    Thanks to the author and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The best part of this book, for me, was the setting. I truly hope there are not many towns like Lost Creek around. The town and the people in it gave this book a pretty cre...
  • Alja Katuin
    Jan 22, 2018
    Toen ik vanmorgen mijn Facebook opende zag ik dat ik een giveaway van dit boek had gewonnen. Grappig.. want ik had hem net van de bieb gehaald en ik was ontzettend benieuwd! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marieke did not dissapoint! Voor...
  • Dannii Elle
    May 12, 2018
    I have no clue how I actually feel about this book... Actual rating 3.5/5 stars. I think... Set in the isolated community of Lost Creek, Alaska, this is the story of once-best friends Corey and Kyra. Corey has returned to her former home only to find herself labelled an outsider. Bu...
  • Acqua
    Mar 25, 2018
    2.5 stars. Edit 04/25/18: You know what? This stayed with me a lot more than I thought it would. Its emptiness is haunting and there's something subtly terrifying about this whole narrative. So yes, I'm rounding this up, even if it's not a full three star. Before I Let Go is a book ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Aug 19, 2017
    The level of mediocrity here is just astounding. Given how ranty this review is, maybe I should one star this, but I honestly just don't have the fucking energy to hate this book. It's too mediocre to deserve hatred. Before I Let Go is a cliche story that tries to be something more but...
  • Lara (Bookish_turtle)
    May 13, 2018
    I nearly gave it three stars, because I liked bits and pieces of it, but overall I wasn't really enjoying myself and there weren't enough bit that I liked. This book was okay. The premise sounded good, I was keen for a murder mystery, but it wasn't really a 'murder mystery' book if ...