Overall Grade: More than 5 ⭐️
Have you ever entered a book and early on found yourself sitting on the edge of promise, waiting for it to unravel chapter by chapter, page by page? The gravity of the story feels as though it comes at you like the wave analogy mentioned in Jasinda Wilder’s newest book, The Cabin. When I read the blurb for this book before signing up for an ARC for an honest review, there was just something about it that spoke to me. Maybe it was because it sounded a bit like P.S. I Love You. Maybe it was because I was curious about this story. Prior to this book, I had never read Jasinda Wilder, and after reading The Cabin, I know I will be reading many, many more of their books.
The Cabin is a beautifully wrought tale of loss and grief and learning to live again. In their end note, Jasinda Wilder notes that the story isn’t “autobiographical” which is shocking because the profundity that underscores the truth of this book feels real, feels elemental, feels lived in. Quite frankly, I have only words of praise for this book. It’s elegant in its presentation. Its structure feels provocative. The prose and style of this book feel ephemeral yet grounded. And the story, in 2020, just seems necessary. I don’t say this often, but this book has given me a huge book hangover because its truths filet your heart. The way in which Jasinda Wilder articulate ideas about grief and restoration gut you. I couldn’t stop my tears over their characters’ story. Just thinking about the nuances of them keeps me without words.
I don’t want to give any story away. I don’t want to really talk about the characters because that gives the story away. My feelings for The Cabin are overwhelmed right now because this book is just so incredibly good. If you don’t do anything else right now, then download Jasinda Wilder’s The Cabin. But be prepared. This is an emotional experience; however, it’s such a beautifully appointed book that I want everyone to read it. From its style to its literary development to its story to its characterization, The Cabin is a literary juggernaut.
In love and romance,