Book Review: Together We Caught Fire by Eva V. Gibson

While Together We Caught Fire is about a) a love triangle and b) a fairly nightmarish situation for a teen, it’s also a complex novel about overcoming tragedy and finding your place in the world.

Lane Jamison has had a major crush on Grey McIntyre since a young age, but now it seems the worst possible thing has happened: Lane’s dad is marrying Grey’s mother. Now with her crush in the same house—and just on the other side of the wall—Lane is in a bit of a tailspin. As if it weren’t bad enough that Grey is now her brother, he’s also the boyfriend of Sadie, a very nice girl who becomes one of Lane’s close friends.

But even with the best of intentions, Lane can’t stop obsessing over Grey and the slow-burn romance is almost too intense to turn away from. Add into the mix Sadie’s artist older brother and the complications in Lane’s life just keep getting greater. The writing is dark and raw, you can feel Lane’s pain and the hollowness left behind by an early trauma. There is a painful culmination of events in which Sadie, Grey, and Connor force Lane to confront her past and address her true feelings.

Together We Caught Fire is a wonderful, healing novel by Eva V. Gibson that shows no matter how far gone you think you are, you can find yourself again.    

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