Book Review: Words In Deep Blue by Cath Crowley


Love lives between the lines.

ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away,
she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s
bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came.

Now Rachel has
returned to the city—and to the bookshop—to work alongside the boy she’d
rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But
Rachel needs the distraction, and the escape. Her brother drowned months
ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore. She can’t see her future.

future isn’t looking too promising, either. His girlfriend dumped him.
The bookstore is slipping away. And his family is breaking apart.

Henry and Rachel work side by side—surrounded by books, watching love
stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages—they find hope in
each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable
sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances
are enough.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. No payments made between me and the publisher.

Words In Deep Blue, I’ve heard so many good reviews about this book and my friends kept recommending this. Aside from that, my twitter feed is full of this. Out of curiosity, I decided to finally read my e-ARC. I’m honestly amazed with the book cover, simple yet catchy, I won’t get tired of staring at it (or maybe I’m biased since I love blue color LOL). I’ve been searching for a hardbound copy in a local bookstore here in the Philippines unfortunately, I can’t find one yet. 

The story of this book is simple yet lovely. I’ve enjoyed every part of it especially about that Letter Library. I love the idea of it. I can somehow relate to the characters especially Rachel about losing someone you love. It was the hardest thing ever but Henry was there to help pick herself up despite the not so good relationship of Henry with his girlfriend because she dumped him. These two characters become each other’s companion without them noticing. 

Overall, I find this book gratifying to the point where I will recommend this to my friends as well. I already understand now why my friends keep on pestering me about reading this book. LOL. Books like this are hard to ignore, re-reading it wont be an issue to me. And because of this, I would love to read more Cath Crowley books! 


Cath Crowley is an award-winning author of young adult fiction. Her novels include Words in Deep BlueGraffiti MoonChasing Charlie Duskin (A Little Wanting Song) and the Gracie Faltrain trilogy and Rosie Staples’ Magical Misunderstanding.
Awards include The Prime Minister’s Literary Award (2011), The Ethel
Turner Prize for Young Adult Literature (2011), Winner of the Indie Book
Awards (2017), YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults List
(2013), Cooperative Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) Recommended Book.
Cath is also a freelance writer, editor and teacher.

Source: Cath Crowley page

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s