The Unimaginable 🚢

4.9 🌟 

This book broke me so bad…

I’m not going to take too long getting into it. I just want to quickly apologize, again for being misplaced and not taking the time to write out blog posts. It’s my job to put out worthy content and not leave y’all on a blank. You deserve better. I’m sorry. 

You wanna know what’s better? The Bookish King aka Solly Bear!!! His aestheticacies (add it to your dictionary because I invented that pleasure of a word hah) will bless your soul, make your heart smile, and blow your mind like a lightbulb all within the first 5 seconds. He’s amazing, sweet, kind and has a beautiful soul so go check out his blog. Tell him I sent you!! ❤ #BuddyPromo 

Synopsis:

From the author of One Pink Line comes a story about letting go of the past and finding bravery in the depths of fear. Set on the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand and the rough waters of the Indian Ocean, The Unimaginable paints a vivid portrait of a young woman on a journey to find herself—and her harrowing fight for survival.

After twenty-eight years of playing by the rules, Jessica Gregory moves from her small Indiana town to Phuket, Thailand. But her newfound routine is upended with the arrival of Grant Flynn, a captivating, elusive man who is sailing around the world while trying to move on from a past tragedy. Jessica volunteers to help crew Grant’s boat, Imagine, on a passage across the Indian Ocean and finds herself falling in love with him as the voyage gets underway. But when disaster strikes, Jessica must summon her courage as the crew is confronted by unspeakable terrors—and, aboard a boat named for such promise, comes the unimaginable.

First Impression: 

I’m genuinely so damn lazy sometimes and just refuse to read synopsis. I get into these moods where I want to read but I’m being critically picky. I will read like one sentence of the synopsis and be like “no, no, no”. I’m guilty of judging a book by it’s cover. If its cover isn’t decent looking it’s unlikely I will even open it unless i’ve heard things about it. 

Characters: 

I feel like I was on the Titanic and danced in those freakishly magical ballrooms with these characters. I loved them, I feel like I lost a lot of friends when I finished this one. 

Side Note- If you want to know anything about me, know this: I’m a lot of country with a little bit of hood. I feel insanely a part of the scene under-deck when all the drunks are dancing, and spilling beer on each other. Ya know that scene? That’s my style like 99.89% of the time. But a small part of me is like BALLROOMS *WHAT DO YOU MEAN* My background is colorful, we’ll leave it at that. I think all girls have a tiny part where you just want to feel like a princess and then the rest of the time we want to be sexy and badass? No? Just me? Okay.

Back to the main point. The characters were individually well written, described and portrayed. There’s a lot of different vibes floating around through the chapters which makes it more connecting. You fall in love, you become terrified and sad. It’s just every emotion rolled into a ball of nuttiness. 😉

Opinion:

I loved every ounce I could gather from this book and I learned a lot from it too. There’s a lot of life lessons and just general information that can be useful. 

I am so bound to this book now. I told myself I wasn’t going to get attached. DAMMIT. Well, here we are. I’m all up in my feels about how tragically beautiful this novel is and how the author is a blessed freakin’ creature. If you can write like that, hunny you can write anything. 

This kind of takes me into something my 1960’s America teacher said to me yesterday, He said “Tell your truth, if you don’t have writing, you don’t have a voice.” Even if you do have writing, it can be difficult to have your voice and speak your truth in the society we have today. As a millennial I’ve found outwardly speaking your opinion can be ambitious and sometimes we choose not to speak up in certain scenarios where we probably should. But society has instilled in us that we won’t be heard, that our opinions don’t quite count. One of the toughest questions we ask ourselves is, why say something if nobody is going to hear me? I get it. It’s hard. But it makes me want to use my writing to tell my truth as should you. I feel like I can’t vocally be heard and writing is an asset we can each use to speak up. There’s a right way and a wrong way to do this, so my advice is to be careful in the word choice and the structure of our spoken work. 

I got a little carried away and in touch with my ‘motions there but I feel like the author really utilized her writing. There’s so much to take in and understand. I just want to soak up as much information, empowerment, support, everything I can. I apologize for being so off-topic but I felt like it fit. 

The novel is perfectly written, the style is luscious and reminds me of a cuddly blanket. Its the type of book that leaves an everlasting impression on you. A lot happens and I recommend it to everyone. It’s amazing and I’m so glad I had the chance to come across it, took the time to read it and share my thoughts.

Everyone/Anyone feel free to comment down below. Also, let me know if you read this I’d love to hear your opinions and what you took from it.

Dites votre vérité – Say your truth. (French)

Get the #TellYourTruth trending on twitter, Use your voices on topics you feel strongly about, Take advantage of my comments section and just start a blazing fire of hope down there, burn it up. I will reply to every single comment, tell me your thoughts, don’t hold back, I’ll always be here to listen when you feel mute. Intrude, full force into my comments bar and use it, don’t stay silent. I want to hear your beautiful voices! 

Disclaimer: (if you feel uncomfortable doing this, please don’t feel obligated. This is entirely for peaceful discussion purposes and I will be monitoring the comments so nothing gets out of hand and nobody feels uncomfortable speaking their truth.)

Always stay true to who you are and always be yourself. Y’all have beautiful souls and I love every single one of you. 

Short Girl Out; Signed,

-Ash

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