Blog Tour: Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer (Bookish Inspirations, Review & Giveaway!)

March 30, 2017 // Posted by Lisa in Blog Tours, Bookish Inspirations, Reviews // 15 Comments

Blog Tour: Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer (Bookish Inspirations, Review & Giveaway!)Letters to the Lost
by Brigid Kemmerer
Release Date: April 4th 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. It's the only way Juliet can cope.

Declan Murphy isn't the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he's trying to escape the demons of his past.

When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can't resist writing back. Soon, he's opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they're not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.

lisa chats

Brigid Kemmerer is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors!! Letters to the Lost is the best book I’ve read by her yet, and I have a feeling it will be in my top picks for 2017!

My favorite thing about this story would have to be that these characters, though broken and struggling, had family and friends beside them. They weren’t completely alone, trying to find their way while walking in circles. These characters had their struggles, that’s for sure… but to see the support they each had behind them was amazing.

I also adored the relationship between Cemetery Girl and The Dark. They found in each other an anonymous way to open up about their deepest fears, regrets, and concerns going forward. These two counted on each other, even though they were hidden behind a screen. Hearing how different they were, yet so similar at the same time, had me truly falling for these two and wanting only the best for them.

Both Juliet and Declan were developed in such a way as I felt as though I had known them their entire lives. Declan was bitter after an encounter with the law that left him being judged by everyone, including his family. Juliet was struggling to deal appropriately with the loss of her mother, leaving her hobby (photography) in the dust, and struggling to redeem her relationship with her father since her mother’s death. These two were lost, and with the help of each other and their friends and family, they were able to start working through their difficulties and find a light at the end of the tunnel.

Such a raw, emotional, heartfelt and swoony story!!! I have to admit that I did get quite emotional a time or two. This story was heartbreaking at times. But it was also uplifting, encouraging, and outright adorable at certain points. (And we can’t forget the swoony scenes! Loved them!) This book had everything I love, plus so much more! Definitely add this one to your TBR. It’s magically amazing.


Bookish Inspirations: Letters to the Lost


About Brigid Kemmerer

BRIGID KEMMERER is author of LETTERS TO THE LOST (Bloomsbury; April 4, 2017), a dark, contemporary Young Adult romance; THICKER THAN WATER (Kensington, December 29, 2015), a New Adult paranormal mystery with elements of romance; and the YALSA-nominated Elemental series of five Young Adult novels and three e-novellas which Kirkus Reviews calls “refreshingly human paranormal romance” and School Library Journal describes as “a new take on the supernatural genre.” She lives in the Baltimore area with her husband and four sons.


3 Finished Copies of LETTERS TO THE LOST (US Only)

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Tour Schedule:

Week 1:

3/27: Reading Teen – Review

3/28: Teen Lit Rocks – You’ve Got Mail Feature

3/29: Love Is Not a Triangle – Review

3/30: Lost In Lit – Bookish Inspirations

3/31: The Irish Banana Review – Review

Week 2:

4/3: Addicted 2 Novels – Guest Post

4/4: Alexa Loves Books – Review

4/5: Novel Novice – Top 10

4/6: Bookhounds YA – Review

4/7: Pure Imagination – Review

lets chat

Have you read Letters to the Lost? Is it on your TBR?



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  • Kristy Petree

    This book sounds really good (books with letters are so neat). Love your post, especially your inspirations! Thanks for hosting, and the chance. 🙂

  • I am so excited to read this book! So sadly I don’t live in the US and can’t enter but I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy because I’ve heard such positive buzz about this in the blogging community and I adored Thicker Than Water by her so yay! Thanks for the lovely review Lisa <3

    xx Anisha @ Sprinkled Pages

  • Danielle Hammelef

    A book like this is my favorite to read–emotional, heartbreaking, excellent characters that become real to me, and of course, swoony romance. Love the “bookish inspirations” photo. Thanks for the great review today!

  • Chelsea Hunter

    This book sounds really amazing! I love the bookish inspirations!

  • I love stories told through letters! I’m definitely going to be looking into this one!

  • kcmmp13

    Love love love your bookish inspirations! I’ve heard nothing but amazingly wonderful things in regards to Letters to the Lost. I can’t wait for it’s release.

  • I’m so excited for this one!

  • I’m so excited you loved this one! I have it coming up quickly on my TBR list and I can’t wait to read it 🙂

    Great review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  • LostinLit Becca

    This is so cute! I love your Bookish Inspiration!

  • I don’t know why I never requested this book– or why I didn’t pick it up at ALA, but the more I hear about it the more it sounds like a “me” book. I’m super excited that it comes out soon!!

  • Maria A. Malaveci

    I really can’t wait to read this. It sounds amazing!

  • Maria A. Malaveci

    Sounds amazing! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • Maria A. Malaveci

    Thanks so much for the chance! The book sounds amazing!

  • Maria A. Malaveci

    This book sounds amazing! I really appreciate the chance!

  • Maria A. Malaveci

    Thanks so much for the chance!