A Million Junes (Paperback)
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"A beautiful, lyrical, and achingly brilliant story about love, grief, and family. Henry's writing will leave you breathless." —BuzzFeed
Romeo and Juliet meets One Hundred Years of Solitude in Emily Henry's brilliant follow-up to The Love That Split the World, about the daughter and son of two long-feuding families who fall in love while trying to uncover the truth about the strange magic and harrowing curse that has plagued their bloodlines for generations.
In their hometown of Five Fingers, Michigan, the O'Donnells and the Angerts have mythic legacies. But for all the tall tales they weave, both founding families are tight-lipped about what caused the century-old rift between them, except to say it began with a cherry tree.
Eighteen-year-old Jack “June” O’Donnell doesn't need a better reason than that. She's an O'Donnell to her core, just like her late father was, and O'Donnells stay away from Angerts. Period.
But when Saul Angert, the son of June's father's mortal enemy, returns to town after three mysterious years away, June can't seem to avoid him. Soon the unthinkable happens: She finds she doesn't exactly hate the gruff, sarcastic boy she was born to loathe.
Saul’s arrival sparks a chain reaction, and as the magic, ghosts, and coywolves of Five Fingers conspire to reveal the truth about the dark moment that started the feud, June must question everything she knows about her family and the father she adored. And she must decide whether it's finally time for her—and all of the O'Donnells before her—to let go.
About the Author
Emily Henry is the author of The Love That Split the World. She is a full-time writer, proofreader, and donut connoisseur. She studied creative writing at Hope College and the New York Center for Art & Media Studies, and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it. She tweets @EmilyHenryWrite.
"A gift to readers’ imaginations...a textured story that is an exploration of duty, family, and faith and yet doesn’t forget the humor of everyday life." —Booklist
"[June's] connection and devotion to her deceased father is gorgeously portrayed, most notably her struggle to preserve his life and legacy as she forges her own path. Henry’s writing is lush and evocative, adding volumes to an already moving premise." —Publishers Weekly
"Highly imaginative and heartbreaking...be prepared to shed a tear or two." —RT Book Reviews
"Henry takes the well-known Shakespeare tragedy Romeo and Juliet and turns it into a modern-day romance with an original ghostly twist....A perfect choice for young teens looking for romance, friendship, and magic in their fiction." —School Library Journal
"The ultimate theme of the book is thoroughly realistic, reminding readers that memory is a tricky thing and much of our identity is created by the tall and small tales we tell ourselves." —BCCB
"A transcendent and moving portrayal of how grief shapes memory, and how the legacies we leave are a collection of moments and heartbeats. Henry's writing feels like a knife in the night—unexpected, cutting, and heart-jolting." —Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen
“A Million Junes is intricate, strange, ecstatic, and spellbinding. The sheer poetry and imagination of Emily Henry’s writing won’t take your breath away—you’ll give it up willingly.” —Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King
"Dreamy, beautiful and completely enchanting, A Million Junes feels true in the way that all of the best stories do—with tangled families, grief-tinged memories, loyal friends, deep love, and a little bit of magic. It's a story that will haunt you like a feathery ghost, lingering long after you've put it down." —Moïra Fowley-Doyle, author of The Accident Season and Spellbook of the Lost and Found
Praise for The Love That Split The World
"A truly profound debut."—Buzzfeed
"A time-bending suspense that's contemplative and fresh, evocative and gripping."—USA Today
"This time-traveling, magical, and beautifully written love story definitely deserves a spot on your bookshelf."—Bustle
“It’s got all the ingredients of a riveting read, like time travel and a mythology twist.” —EW.com
"Henry’s story captivates, both as a romance and as an imaginative rethinking of time and space. The relationship between Beau and Natalie sizzles while also reflecting the innocence of first love, and the unfolding mystery of their changing realities is enough to keep readers turning pages.... Henry delivers a story with depth, originality, and complexity." —Publishers Weekly
"A well-written piece of magic realism about the price we pay for daring to love, and the price we pay if we don’t." —Booklist
"An utterly gorgeous and touching tale of love, hope and sacrifice; this novel broke my heart and then stitched it back together just in time to break it all over again. You will emerge breathless, longing for even a glimpse of those rolling bluegrass hills of Kentucky, and completely certain of the possibility of young love. I know I did." —Leslye Walton, author of the award-winning novel The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
“The Love That Split the World is a YA game changer. Every scene sizzles with emotional intensity, and Emily Henry’s pitch-perfect sentences will echo in my head for a long time to come.” —Kass Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of The 100
"With aching first love, stunning world-building and a supporting cast that beg for their own books, The Love That Split the World has everything a story needs to turn me into an obsessed reader, begging for more. I am absolutely in love!" —Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author
“The sweet, summertime mist of small-town Kentucky sets the perfect stage for this authentic, magical, and oh-so-swoony debut. An evocative exploration of first love, identity and the power of story! A must read.” —Wendy Wunder, author of The Probability of Miracles and The Museum of Intangible Things