Name:Time Stands Still (Emi Lost & Found #2)
Author: Lori L. Otto
Ok, so… How do I start this review? Ok, yeah. Saying this book is an emotional roller coaster is an understatement. So, I’ll give you a piece of advice, you should buddy read this. Don’t do it alone, because you’ll need the support. Trust me. I actually read this with a friend of mine, and even so, I was still a mess. Oh, and get a whole box of tissues (or maybe ten).
This is the second book of the Emi Lost & Found series, and I have to say, it was a little hard for me to read.. Not because the book was hard to understand, or the characters were unbelievable (well, Emi was sometimes, but for different reasons), or bad or anything like that. No, in fact, it was the entire opposite.
Time Stands Still is from Emi’s POV, you get to know her a little better, how she deals with every situation she has to face. You get to know her, like her, dislike her, be mad at her and mourn with her. In my case, I was pretty upset with her a great part of the book. Wanna know why? Well, sometimes I just felt she wasn’t appreciating her relationship with Nate enough, like she was second-guessing it and just leaving him behind. And come on, Nate’s her soulmate. I know it, you know it, everyone knows it. How could she think she was wrong about that? Oh yeah, because of Jack, but I’ll talk about him later. So, in my frustrated moment, I asked for some guidance, right? Because I couldn’t believe how Emi was acting. So this great and wise woman (thank you Lori L. Otto) told me I had to give Emi a try, be patient with her. And that’s what helped me get through this whole situation. I decided Emi has the right to question everything and, eventually, move on. And I know, deep in my heart, she won’t forget him.As in ever. And that gives me peace of mind.
So, back to Jack. This guy is…wow! He made me feel guilty the whole time, just like Emi felt at the beginning of it all. He was always showing up and doing the sweetest things for Emi. And I liked him (here comes the guilt haha), and that’s a whole new thing for me, since (like I’ve said in other reviews) I don’t usually like “the other guy” of the story, but I know this situation is different, so I’ve allowed myself to actually like him and give him a chance. And why wouldn’t I? He’s considerate, sweet, patient, adorable and he cares for Emi deeply, you can see it.
But still, I love and miss Nate. I don’t think I’ll put this whole thing behind me any time soon. Every time I remember what happened I start to cry and cry and cry. Like I said, I’m a mess when it comes to my emotions and this book haha.
So, overall.. I loved this book. It may sound weird, since I was crying the entire book, but really, this story is heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time.
Thank you Lori, you’re a great writer.