Impossible by Sarah Lotz – Book review

I started Impossible by Sarah Lotz not really realising what it was about. It turns out, it’s a love story takes a little unconventional, sci-fi spin. I wasn’t expecting this but REALLY enjoyed it. Sometimes it’s nice to read a book outside of your usual genres. Most importantly, it just hooked me, I couldn’t stop reading and had to see where Bee and Nick’s story was going to end up.

Opening sentence: Subject: What the HELL is wrong with you?

Impossible Digital Love Letters

So yes, Nick, a writer and Bee, a dress maker are our lead characters, we get first person chapters from them both. They meet through a rogue email Nick accidentally sends to Bee’s address and they hit it off. The digital banter flows and they feel there might be something more there. BUT this is when things get strange. They realise things in their realities don’t align, there are a couple of red flags and it’s clear something else is going on…

A bat-shit crazy explanation, sure, but curiously more palatable than the psycho / scammer / delusional options.

But what? Well, I actually don’t want to delve into too much detail here – I want any reader to find out the story like I did and go with the flow. Suspend your disbelief and embrace the theory that Impossible is presenting you with.

As well as the story, I found this a joy to read as the tone is contemporary, funny and dry, and it cracks along at a fast pace. It never feels unrealistic, it’s just a totally unique concept for a love story.

I loved Impossible and fell head-over-heels for Bee and Nick and their one-of-kind romance. If you’ve read The Time Travellers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger or The Midnight Library by Matt Haig then this is a book for you – add it to your TBR list!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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