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Friday, September 18, 2015

Review: The counting downers by A.J Compton

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The Counting Downers Synopsis:
 The stunningly poignant and life-affirming debut novel by A.J. Compton

Imagine if we could see how long everyone around us had left to live. But we weren’t allowed to know our own numbers…

Trying to make sense of life after the death of her beloved father, free spirit Matilda Evans meets Tristan Isaacs and discovers a marrow-deep connection with him.

No stranger to grief himself, lonely artist Tristan is in awe of Matilda’s fun and philosophical approach to life. With every second spent in her presence, he finds his views on life and loss changing, and begins to embrace the beauty of being alive.

As their friendship turns into something deeper, lessons are learned, memories are made, and legacies are created.

But with both of them knowing how long their soulmate has left in this lifetime, important questions have to be asked and tough decisions have to be made before time runs out.

The Counting-Downers is an inspiring story about life, loss, love, and making the most of every moment.
My Thoughts:
This book had a very poetic touch to it, it flowed beautifully. I was intrigued with the whole idea that they have clocks counting down the minutes till their death. Matilda Evans is getting ready to lose her Father, his clock is almost up and no one can tell him how long till his death. Her Father was like the other half of her, that's how strong their connection was. During the funeral Tilda connects with a boy, Tristan, its instant chemistry. However the two of them don't see each other for another 2 years and then they become inseparable Matilda and Tristan both of the same amount of time left to live. The way the author wrote these two characters is amazing. Their connection flew off the pages and smacked you in the face. I really cant wait to read more from this author. .
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A.J. Compton Bio:
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A.J. Compton is a 23-year-old Londoner, professional dreamer, and full-time over-thinker. She is the author of The Counting-Downers and a dozen other unfinished manuscripts which will hopefully see the light of day soon.
A University of Cambridge graduate, A.J. is currently in a polygamous relationship with an embarrassing number of fictional book boyfriends.
Those two facts are not related. Honestly.
She loves people-watching and exploring her observations in her writing.
She really hates writing about herself in the third person.