I don’t even want to admit how many books I’ve tried to read lately only to close the cover/shutdown the Kindle. As I walked around Barnes and Noble, I wasn’t holding out much hope of finding anything intriguing. And then I stumbled across There Will Come a Time by Carrie Arcos.
This isn’t your typical young adult novel. The main character, Mark Santos, is struggling with the death of his twin sister.
Arcos delivers a solid, character-driven story. She delves into the emotional depths of grief – presenting an all too believable tale of the anguish survivors often feel. There are times, your heart breaks for Mark; other times, you want to smack him. But through it all, you’re pulling for him. You want him to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I loved the author’s writing style. I loved the characters as they were well-developed and had distinctive voices.
I loved the cover – particularly the lights. A light in the darkness represents hope and ultimately, that’s what this book is about.