SPACE, the second book in the all-new Laws of Physics Trilogy from Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid, is available now!
Still an unrepentant slacker.
What’s the worst that could happen?
Mona’s meticulously planned allotment of relaxation is thrown into chaos by the unscheduled appearance of her older brother’s band of friends, including the one person she’d hoped to never face again. Abram still makes her feel entirely too much, which is one of the reasons she disappeared after their one week together. But now, trapped on a mountain of snow and things unspoken, Mona will have to find a way to coexist with Abram, chaos and all.
Laws of Physics is the second trilogy in the Hypothesis series; Laws of Physics parts 1 (MOTION) & 2 (SPACE) end with a cliffhanger.
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Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.
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This book. Penny Reid legit destroyed me with this installment of her Laws of Physics series. I finished a couple of hours ago and I’m still reeling from the emotional impact.
The prologue of SPACE connects directly to the end of MOTION but then jumps forward two and a half years. Since leaving Abram Mona has been going through the motions of living her life, still missing Abram and wondering what could have been. She only finds true peace in the quiet of the mountains in Aspen where her parents own a cabin that is more of a mansion. She makes the trip as often as she can but this time upon arrival she comes face to face with the man who has been occupying her every thought ever since she met him. And now she’s snowed in with a hostile Abram and a horde of her brother’s friends. Good times.
Abram is pure fury when he looks into the eyes of the girl he fell in love with in only six days, who deceived him and made a fool out of him more than two years ago. He lets her feel every bit of his rage. His intensity has quadrupled and some of the things he says and does are hateful and hurtful and I wanted to punch his face. I was so angry at him how he cut Mona. The thing is, you know and understand why he lashes out. Mona’s betrayal hurt Abram deeply, so much so that in the aftermath he was on a steep spiral down and now he doesn’t know how to forgive her.
I stared at her. I stared at her, and stared at her, and stared at her. I stared at her and I worked to keep my balance, because the floor and the earth moved beneath my feet. The cavern opened and stretched in front of me. I stared at her and I was afraid, because I knew. My whole life, from this point forward, I would be a fool for Mona DaVinci.
And despite it all he’s enormously conflicted because at the same time he craves her, yearns for her, needs her. He wants her honesty and truth but doesn’t know if he can trust her because – WHO IS MONA, really?
“Mona, I don’t know you, not really. You keep everyone at an arm’s length. But you’ve given me glimpses, scraps, and they’ve only made me ravenous.”
My heart broke for Mona. She is fundamentally lonely. She detaches herself in order to not feel the cutting pain when it’s about to strike. Everyone who is supposed to love her always put themselves first, and I was especially ragey about her brother’s selfishness. She’s always had to earn everything in her life and isn’t that sad? I wanted to wrap her up in a hug. The only reference for relationships are her parents and their lifestyle and they aren’t a stellar example – they put the idea in her head that musicians can’t be faithful. So can she trust Abram when he says he wants to make it work with her?
I didn’t want one of her moments, I wanted all of them. I wanted an invasion, not a visit.
SPACE had my emotions in a jumble. It made my heart hurt, my blood boil at one time and smile or laugh hard at others. In the end we are left with a mild cliffhanger and craving for more of Mona and Abram. This is an unforgettable story of an epic love that goes straight to my favorites shelf. I need to see them getting to a good place, a place where love between them is a fact and trust comes easily. Good thing that TIME, the last in this series, isn’t too far away.
The only species that does reproductive systems visually right are angiosperms (flowering plants). When you’re smelling a flower, you’re basically smelling a dick. Let that sink in.