Review + Giveaway: When We Collided by Emery Lord

I received this book for free from a in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review + Giveaway: When We Collided by Emery LordWhen We Collided by Emery Lord
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on April 5th 2016
Genres: contemporary, Romance
Pages: 352
Format: ARC

We are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know…
Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along.
Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light up her world.
Neither of them expected a summer like this…a summer that would rewrite their futures.
In an unflinching story about new love, old wounds, and forces beyond our control, two teens find that when you collide with the right person at just the right time, it will change you forever.


When We Collided by Emery Lord deserves so much appraisal. I just can’t seem to get my thoughts together after reading it. This novel is so important and it speaks volumes to my heart and I’m sure it will too, to so many others.

When We Collided as Vivi would say, was filled with spectacularity and burstsomeness. . This novel was bold, funny, sad, raw, and courageous. It’s told in two POVs. Vivi and Jonah. Which was very well done. I’m usually not a fan of POVs but Emery Lord does it beautifully.

This book tackles strong mental health issues, as in grief, depression and bipolar disorder. Not a lot of YA books tackle this important issue and that’s something that really needs to chance. We need MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS. That are done so gracefully and that are straightforward. That is real and informative. That is, what we need.

This book has touched me profoundly and there really isn’t much for me to say. Except that I’m still reeling from the roller-coaster ride of emotions that this novel has left me. I’ve never read anything by Emery Lord before. But I am positive that, that, will change. Because Emery Lord has just become one of my favorite authors.

I just want to thank Emery Lord for taking the time to write about Mental Health and putting it out there for the whole world to see. This book has fastened itself into my soul since I finished reading it and I know it will stay wedged in my heart for a very long time. To celebrate the love that I have for this book, I’m doing a giveaway. So don’t forget to enter at the end of this post.


My favorite quotes from When We Collided.

I like to hear who I am each day. The term of endearment is like a fortune cookie at my favorite Chinese restaurant –Vivi


It was supposed to appear effortless. Like a feast at Hogwarts. Wait, no! I don’t want to be Dobby in this equation. Jesus. –Jonah


My siblings are locked into her, rotating in her orbit. I am, too. It’s like I can’t look away. –Jonah
He’s the ring to my Frodo, the wardrobe to my Lucy Pevensie. –Vivi


Jonah Daniels and his gaze are enough to make a girl feel like she emerged from a huge seashell in the middle of the ocean, like the painting of Venus, surrounded by sea foam. –Vivi


But what I mean is, depression, it settles like a shadow over your body while you sleep, and it mutes every frequency into blankness, into fog. Everyone thinks you can’t laugh when you’re depressed, but I couldn’t cry either because I couldn’t feel. –Vivi


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Posted March 11, 2016 by Helena Reads in Giveaways, Reviews / 21 Comments

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21 responses to “Review + Giveaway: When We Collided by Emery Lord

  1. thanks for the awesome giveaway! I’ve been wanting to read an emery lord book for so long and this one happens to release close to my birthday!

    • My pleasure!!! This was my first book by Emery Lord and LOVED it 🙂 So I needed to spread the love because it was AMAZING! It’s early but Happy Birthday and Good luck xoxo

  2. danielle hammelef

    I want to read this book because it sounds so powerful and well written. It’s about subjects and emotions that I know very little about and would love to read how this author presents it to the reader.

  3. Penny Olson

    It’s good to see a book for young people about mental health. Thanks for the post. Did anyone else notice that they were being blocked by @Becky_LoveDemi on the twitter follow?

    • Oh no! Really? I haven’t seen but then again. I really haven’t been around. But from my point of view. I think it was a great story. With a great view at mental health. Mental health is hard to categorize because some many people have so many different symptoms. So I always go into these kind of books with an open mind. Because I know every story is different. I hope that I explain myself correctly lol. Thanks for stopping by again Faith. You’re amazing, happy reading xoxo

  4. Rebecca

    When We Collided sounds like an important book with how it tackles bipolar, something I don’t think I’ve yet to see in YA. I loved Emery’s debut and this sounds like something I’d enjoy, so thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    • Thanks for stopping by. I never read anything by Emery Lord. This was my first book by her and I was so in love with it that she will forever be my auto buy author 🙂 Good luck xoxo

  5. Theresa

    Great review!
    I’d like to win it as it’s been on my TBR list since I first heard about it. That it deals with mental health issues is a big draw for me! I feel the more books that can incorporate these issues (as well as many others) the better!!

    • It’s a great read that talks about very important issues. It was outstanding and everyone needs to read it. Thank you for entering and good luck xoxo

    • HAha 🙂 It was my first read by Emery Lord. I ran out and got her other 2 books.That’s how hooked I became lol. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Erin and good luck xoxo

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