Lucas’ Review: The Sum of These Things by Emily O’Beirne

Posted April 8, 2016 by lucas in Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

Lucas’ Review: The Sum of These Things by Emily O’BeirneThe Sum of These Things by Emily O’Beirne
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Published by Ylva Publishing on December 2nd 2015
Genres: F/F, New Adult, Romance
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The Sequel to A Story of Now.

Claire Pearson has already learned a few things this summer. Like falling for a girl is easy. Well, it is if that girl is Mia.

What Claire hasn’t learned yet is that now comes the hard part: learning to trust in this new relationship. And that isn’t easy when no one has ever given you a reason to trust before.
Then there’s the pressing question of what to do with her life. Claire’s new volunteer job working with kids offers a glimpse of a potential future, but it definitely isn’t something her pushy mother is going to like.

Still, everything feels hopeful as she embarks on the next chapter of her life, armed with new friends and the warm and funny Mia. But Claire quickly discovers that negotiating this new terrain of adulthood isn’t easy. Over the rest of this momentous summer, the biggest lesson Claire must learn is how not to let anything get in the way of her happiness. Especially herself.

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.


4,5 stars

When Emily O’Beirne offered a copy of this book for me to consider reviewing I got incredibly excited! I loved a Story of Now and was very interested to know how this story was going to play out, let me tell you, I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED.

We’re back with Claire, she’s still having problems with her mother but her relationship with herself is amazing, she’s feeling comfortable with her sexuality and her relationship with Mia.

This time they have to juggle work, university plans, family, friends and of course their relationship, it’s a really good look as the pressure one puts in oneself when we’re young and in a relationship that we feel is going to be the most important thing.

Even though I’m not much of a fan of coming out stories, this one I didn’t find tiring or repetitive, Claire has very good points as to why coming out is important or not, what’s going on with a society that labels and forces this pressure on people which I think it’s great to put out there specially for young people to read, question and understand.

I love Claire’s relationship with her brother, with Mia and how they handle everything in such a mature way for such a young people. I learned a lot of them and I completely recommend you this book. If there’s going to be a #3, I’ll get it no doubt and I hope you do too.




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