Book review: 'Every Colour of You' by Amelia Mandeville

Well hello to you my reader chums! It's a new year and I've got back into my favourite hobby, reading. With life always being so busy, it's hard to find the time to sit down and delve into a book, however, over the past few days I finished a book which I started over Christmas and fell in love with - Every Colour of You. I pre-ordered this when the author, Amelia first announced it was coming out as we both have the same dream of being writers so I couldn't wait to read her work.

Here are my thoughts on Every Colour of You...

Book review: Every Colour of You by Amelia Mandeville

Plotline 

The story follows the life of Zoe and Tristan who are complete opposites to each other. Zoe is full of colour and life, she loves experimenting with hair colours and lives life to the fullest every single day - even if she spends a lot of her time working in the supermarket. Zoe meets Tristan who rumour has it, his dad recently passed away and his life has fallen apart. After reappearing after months of being away, Zoe realises Tristan is struggling with sadness she can't fully understand, however as the bubbly character she is, she's determined for him to overcome it. But the harder she tries, she realises, it's not going to be easy and it's something she can't fix.

Book review: Every Colour of You by Amelia Mandeville

Characters

My favourite part with any story is the characters and this book is no different, I fell in love with them and the bond between Tristan and Zoe. Zoe comes across from the off as an excitable and enthusiastic being that everyone needs in their life to spur them on to do everything they want to do. She's so full of life that her energy bounces off the pages of the book. I loved the determination she had when she first met Tristian - determined that they were going to be great friends, and it worked.

Tristian, I related to on another level. He suffered from depression and the book really brought light to the effects of mental illness and the reality of living with one every single day. This is so very important and will help the readers who are also suffering not feel so alone. He may be fictional but every word written about his feelings is raw and true - the author got it so right.

Their bond together is something incredibly magical - when they start getting into being close friends and are inseparable, they do anything for each other and it's lovely to read. Zoe helps him in every way that she can, and over the long run, it has the positive impact it should for him to get his life back on track.

Tristan's brother Luke also played a big role in the novel and showed the impact grief and mental illness can have on a family - they fought loads but at the end of the day, Luke was the caring hero for Tristan and looks out for him in every way possible.

Other characters included Jerry and Paul, Zoe's two dads, and her sister Leia. I also loved in this novel, the diversity it had in showing a gay family instead of your typical mum and dad unit. Jerry and Paul also brought light to the book, and their relationship with Zoe is relatable for every parent-daughter bond.

The characters make you want to read on and on and see what's going to continue happening in their lives!

Book review: Every Colour of You by Amelia Mandeville

Structure 

Every book's structure is always something to comment on, and I loved how this one was laid out. It gave you both the perspective of Zoe and Tristan and flipped between to the two either in the same situation or afterwards. That quick change really made the read additive as I wanted to hear more and more, and find out what happened next. 1st person is my favourite way of books to be written as it's much more personal and you can relate to the characters even more.

Ending 

The ending pulled my heartstrings in so many ways and to be honest was really unexpected. It kind of took a sharp turn in the last few chapters and what I thought would happen, didn't happen. It's emotional but in a way enlightening - and you really need to read it to find out!

Book review: Every Colour of You by Amelia Mandeville

Overall thoughts

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, it was such a page-turner. The book focused on many knowing issues today, shared a bond of love that was so real and really left a place in my heart. It shows you what life is really about, what matters and not to take anything for granted. If I were you, I'd pick it up when you're next in Waterstones!

I hope you enjoyed this book review. Have you read Every Colour of You?

Thank you for reading <3


4 comments

  1. This book sounds great! I love your review as well, it’s really detailed!

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  2. This book sounds soooo good! I'm going to add it to my 'to read' list on goodreads! I also really enjoyed how you did this review as not a lot of bloggers talk about different things in the book in this way xx

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    1. Definitely do - thank you so much, I really appreciate it xx

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