Something Beautiful

Something Beautiful Cordelia and Declan have been best friends since they were three years old By the time they hit middle school Cordelia Cord to Declan is already feeling the blackness in her life as depression takes

  • Title: Something Beautiful
  • Author: Amanda Gernentz Hanson
  • ISBN: 9781941541852
  • Page: 168
  • Format: ebook
  • Cordelia and Declan have been best friends since they were three years old By the time they hit middle school, Cordelia Cord, to Declan is already feeling the blackness in her life as depression takes hold Their mutual attraction to each other leads to a serious high school relationship, one with their foundation of friendship at the forefront Cordelia seems to have herCordelia and Declan have been best friends since they were three years old By the time they hit middle school, Cordelia Cord, to Declan is already feeling the blackness in her life as depression takes hold Their mutual attraction to each other leads to a serious high school relationship, one with their foundation of friendship at the forefront Cordelia seems to have her mental health under control All appears to be well However, when Declan starts to accept his own fluid sexuality, it sets something in motion in their lives that is both beautiful and tragic as they learn to love each other for who they are.

    One thought on “Something Beautiful”

    1. Something Beautiful, is a story about how fluid love and acceptance can be. The story is about two people who have known each other all their lives. As this book goes from now, to the past, to now, and then to the future. You experience happiness, love, acceptance, tragedy, love and acceptance as the characters develop and grow. Simply put, this book is, Something Beautiful.

    2. I was given this book to read as a formatting check for the e-arc and I just have to say, WOW. Not only is the cover beautiful, but the book itself is just wonderful. I will preface by saying I have never read a LGBTQ specific book, so I went in unsure what to expect. However, as I was reading I was just drawn into the love story of Declan and Cordelia. Although it may not be 'traditional,' it has to be one of the most powerful loves I have ever read about. The writing itself it beautiful, lendi [...]

    3. A copy was provided by the Publisher in exchange for an honest reviewDNF @ 34%This book is marketed as an LGBTQAIP+ book but it's all about the allocishet ally. I had to stop reading because the MC tried to out Declan against his will and that is not just a shit thing to do, it's also dangerous and homophobic.

    4. It's so rare to find a book that's willing to delve this deeply into the experiences of sexually fluid or bisexual characters. The author handles Declan's sexuality and the role it plays in his life and the lives of others in a way that is both honest and sensitive. She delivers a story that dives deep into questions of how love changes and is changed by our lives while giving the personal journeys of the characters a Shakespearean significance. And it's full of hilarious little lines like "'Hey [...]

    5. This book was fantastic. It was nice to see a sexually fluid character, and that the confusion over this wasn't glossed over. I don't usually get emotional over books, but I did with this one! It was great!

    6. TRIGGER WARNINGS: self-harm, depression, anxiety, suicide attempt, shooting, death, use of queer, homophobiaSomething Beautiful is about two best friends, Cordelia Quinn and Declan MacLeod, who have known each other since they were three and how they navigate friendship, growing up, and identity with and without the other person. And as they grow older, Cordelia struggles with mental illness and Declan fights to come to grips with his sexuality. It is a novel meant for a bigger purpose, driven b [...]

    7. My hastiness to often judge a book by its cover tends to lead to great difficulty in getting invested in a story at times, but honestly I couldn't put this one down. This was a quick and compelling read. I felt haunted by the darkness at times, and the ending will have you redefining cathartic. Beautifully written, the unexpected turns throughout this powerful love story will keep you swiftly turning the pages for more.

    8. Note: I received a free eBook copy of Something Beautiful by Pen Name Publish, in exchange for a review. However, the content of the review is 100% my own personal opinion.<><><> I've done a lot of reading this year. I read the entire Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy. I read the Red Queen series. But this book? This was, hands down, one of the best books I've read this year.Now, before I start, I just want to say— this book received a lot of negative reviews, and I just don' [...]

    9. Originally posted @nzfnmblog.wordpress/2017/I fell in love with this story immediately and may of accidentally finished it within a day, sorry not sorry. The story starts of in present day with Cordelia promoting her new book. Within the first chapter we also meet Declan and some hints are given to where they are now in their lives, we are then transported back to there childhood and effectively where their story begins. It was great watching the two friends develop together through childhood, p [...]

    10. When I picked up this book I wasn't initially going to read it right away, I just started reading a few chapters and before I knew, I was well into the book and I couldn't stop. This book follows the two characters Cordelia and Declan from when they were very young to the age of 25-30(?). Initially, the two are just really good friends but throughout the story, their relationship changes into something new. It is not just about their friendship, but also about Cordelia's mental health. She suffe [...]

    11. It takes a deep understanding of love to write a book like this, but Hanson has done it. Love is a simple thing on the surface, but not everyone gets it, or it takes them a lifetime to understand it. This novel explores love that is as pure as any before, but unique at the same time. It's a great read for our time. Beautiful really.

    12. Cordelia and Declan have an enduring friendship that really is something beautiful. Through all the ups and downs you'll want to root for them.

    13. Hmm, excuse me? What the fuck was that ending?Trigger warnings: self-harm, depression, suicide attempt, shooting, death.Okay, I have conflicted feelings about this book. I was super excited when I was approved for this arc, and the blurb was so interesting. So maybe that was my mistake, creating too much expectations. The book follows two best friends Cordelia and Declan, they both have issues of their own to sort through and are just learning who they are in life and how to navigate through it. [...]

    14. Thank you to Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review.“This should be easy. This should be black and white. You should know if you like guys or girls.” Her insistence makes me want to scream, makes me want to grab her and shake her. I don’t do any of those things, obviously. I just sigh and run a hand through my hair.“This isn’t black and white, Cord. It’s more like… you’re gray. I don’t know what I am and I don’t feel like it matter [...]

    15. Such a great book. Clear, logical writing backing an interesting and touching story. A great addition to my bookshelves.

    16. Declan and Cordelia, two childhood best friends who share a deep and abiding love spanning their respective life time. But what is love? Amanda Gernentz Hanson's debut novel is not what it might seem on outside, much like how most people live their lives, go about their business, and love their loves. It explores the fact that love is not so easily defined by not only the dictionary but by the beholder as well. Isn't it true that some things are just impossible to put into words? Love can start [...]

    17. Page turner! So much raw emotion. She really makes you connect with the characters. And things you never see coming. I can't wait to see what's next from her.

    18. [I received a review copy of this novel from Netgalley in return for my honest review.]It sounds great, right? I always thought it sounded so good when I asked for an ARC, but the instant I started reading I began getting The Funeral Flower flashbacks. It’s the story of a girl that revolves around the men in her life, but has some cringe-worthy additions to the normal formula. For instance, Declan is gay. Or, at least, he says he’s gay even though he’s very clearly attracted to at least on [...]

    19. The writing is captivating and the overall story is fantastic! Hanson has written an amazing novel and I just wish that I could spend more time reading about Dec and Cord. Well done!

    20. I truly could not put this book down. I felt like I could actually feel the emotions of Cordelia and Declan - the ups, the downs, and everything in between. The story kept me guessing which made for an enjoyable read that ended way too soon.

    21. Something Beautiful is both tragic and tender, and brings star-crossed love to new modern heights. This is an absolute must-read! This author understands all the "gray" areas in the human heart!

    22. Trigger Warning: Homophobia, suicide, self harm, teen pregnancy. Be aware this review has spoilers, but if you want to read this book, I recommend reading this review, because the spoilers aren't too big, and they are sort of a warning for you.Something Beautiful sounded like such an impactful, important novel. The synopsis painted this book out to be a masterpiece, and that's what I expected. Sadly, it was definitely not. It had the potential, the beautiful storyline idea, but it just turned ou [...]

    23. I received an eBook copy of this for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. And as with all my reviews, honest I will beIGGER WARNING: THEMES SURROUNDING SUICIDE AND SELF HARM.Firstly, I love the cover of this book. I'm not sure if the physical copy of this book looks like this but if it does I'm insanely interested in buying a copy for my shelf (because it would look beautiful).This story follows the story of Cordelia and Declan who have been friends since they were three, more t [...]

    24. There are some stories that just help you pass the time away, and there are some that you get mildly sucked into and then there are some stories that take your breath away. Something Beautiful took my breath away.It focuses on the lifelong friendship of Cordelia and Declan. They are destined to be together. However, life makes things difficult for them. Declan deals with his sexual fluidity, Cordelia deals with her mental health. Even though life throws spanners into their lives the one constant [...]

    25. Review originally published on Erlebnisse: erlebnisseweb.wordpress/2017/10/2This book was a whirlwind, for me, so I apologize if this review is a bit all over the place.Let me start off with a story.This book, Something Beautiful, was written by one of my awesome Twitter friends, Amanda Gernentz Hanson. We've been friends since before this book was published and out in the world. It's been amazing to support her and be supported by her, in our writing journeys; amazing to watch her own journey [...]

    26. I was so wonderfully given the opportunity to read this book through an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review! Cheers, NetGalley!Something Beautiful is a novel about two friends, Cordelia and Declan, who had known each other since they were three, and following them through years of their lives together, as Cordelia struggles with mental illness and Declan comes to terms with his sexuality.It's very much a novel driven by issues. Not just LGBT+ issues. Losing friends through distan [...]

    27. NOTE: I received this book as a free ebook from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Basis first;• trigger warnings: homophobia, use of queer, self-harm, depression, anxiety, teen pregnancy, suicide attempt, car accident, shooting, death• The book is being published today and costs 18 dollars for the paperback.• The book includes lgbt+ characters but the writer is, as she puts it herself, cishet.• Spoilers ahead!Okay, look, I have a problem with this book. A pretty major one. Actua [...]

    28. *note: I got this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This will not change anything about my opinion on the book*TW: suicide, depressionI will try and write this as spoiler free as possible, though this will be very hard.I have so many thoughts about Something Beautiful, I don’t even know where to start really. First of all I should say that I enjoyed it enough to read it in one sitting and cry at the end. The concepts and ideas behind the book seem to be great, however I [...]

    29. 3.5/5There is something beautiful, for sure, to be said of a friendship like Cordelia and Declan’s. The depth of their friendship and the lengths Declan goes to despite himself are admirable and the backbone of this novel.However, as a novel posited as an LGBT story, it hardly does enough to engage those themes (it also places its sights on anxiety and depression). There’s little psychological or emotional depth to how Cordelia’s depression affects her or how Declan’s quest to understand [...]

    30. I need a moment Okay This book was a bit of a roller coaster. Sometimes I loved it. Sometimes, not so much. I kept throwing up my hands like, "What is going on?!" I mean, I know the confusion of coming out and finding yourself, believe me. But I just didn't get some of it. Gahhh how to do this without spoilers?! I know a lot of you probably haven't read this book, since it's by an under-discovered author, so I don't want to give too much away. Let me just start with Cordelia aka Cord. First of a [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *