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*REVIEW* In Five Years by Rebecca Serle


I’ve read so many positive reviews of this book and I’m pleased that I can add my own into the mix.

The blurb of the book is as follows:

“Where do you see yourself in five years?

When Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Cohan is asked this question at the most important interview of her career, she has a meticulously crafted answer at the ready. Later, after nailing her interview and accepting her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, Dannie goes to sleep knowing she is right on track to achieve her five-year plan.

But when she wakes up, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. The television news is on in the background, and she can just make out the scrolling date. It’s the same night—December 15—but 2025, five years in the future.

After a very intense, shocking hour, Dannie wakes again, at the brink of midnight, back in 2020. She can’t shake what has happened. It certainly felt much more than merely a dream, but she isn’t the kind of person who believes in visions. That nonsense is only charming coming from free-spirited types, like her lifelong best friend, Bella. Determined to ignore the odd experience, she files it away in the back of her mind.

That is, until four-and-a-half years later, when by chance Dannie meets the very same man from her long-ago vision.”

From the beginning, I knew I was going to enjoy this book. I did worry that the main character was going to irritate me but thankfully, this wasn’t the case.

This book felt like reading the end of a story first, and then reading the rest and constantly wondering how it winds up how it does, but I really enjoyed it.

Although, there were some parts I wasn’t as keen on, overall, I loved this book and the ending was perfect. I expect the book to be more of a romance read than it turned out to be, but I actually prefered it not being all that romance-y (it’s a word).

To get to the point: this book completely shattered all of my expectations and I absolutely loved it.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Elanor ~ 21 ~ Book Blogger

2 thoughts on “*REVIEW* In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

  1. You definitely enjoyed this a lot more than I did. I found it so difficult to connect with the characters after it was revealed who the man from the in five years dream was. It felt almost like the MC was going to be betraying her bestie and idk….just felt weird to me! I did like how the book’s main focus turned out to be on female friendship rather than romance though. That was a pleasant surprise ☺️☺️☺️

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