Book Review | Underneath the Sycamore Tree

For fans of BookTok #sadbooks comes an emotional love story that will break your heart and mend it at the same time. 

Time is a luxury we don’t all have…

Emery Matterson’s life has been broken for a while. First, she lost her twin sister―the other half of her heart―to an incurable autoimmune disease. Then her father left. Now Emery has been diagnosed with the same disease that killed her sister, and her mother is falling apart. Unable to live under the same roof anymore, the only option for Emery is to move in with a father she hasn’t seen in ten years and try to start over.

Enter Kaiden Monroe, the brooding athlete who has baggage of his own. Kaiden makes Emery feel normal. Hated. Cared for. Loathed. And…loved. Somewhere along the way, Emery finds solace in the guy with the sad eyes.

But everything happens in stages. And nothing good ever lasts.

From fan-favorite author B. Celeste comes a raw, real, and unforgettable story of love and loss between two young people grappling with the harsh reality of invisible disease.

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I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This author has been on my radar for quite a while now and I’m impressed. This is one of those books that you want to stay up late to finish reading. Because that’s exactly what I did. This book is absolutely heartbreaking, beautiful and so well written. It’s also something I didn’t know I needed. Right around the third chapter is where I literally couldn’t put this book down. I don’t want to say anything or get into any details about it because I’m sure I’ll give something away. I just know going into this book that you are most likely to cry and feel so many emotions throughout your entire read. The last three chapters I read with tears in my eyes.

This is my first read going into 2023 and it’s already on my list of top reads for this year!

You’ve stolen a piece of my heart, Barbara.

This book is giving my very rare six star rating!


About the Author:

B. Celeste was born and raised in Upstate New York where she still resides with her four-legged feline sidekick Oliver “Ollie” Queen. Her love for writing began with poetry, which she learned to write after watching her father write poetry for her mother, before she found interest in short stories, novellas, and novels.

After getting two degrees in English and Creative Writing, B has written over 12+ full length novels, been invited to many signings around the world, and hopes to begin traveling to see readers worldwide.

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