#LoveOzYA Throwback Thursday (#2)

Throwback Thursday edition is our way of spreading the love of backlist Aussie books that you might have missed. We'll hopefully be posting a new book each week, and we'd love you to join us!

chiara's pick

Title: When the World Was Flat (and we were in love)
Author: Ingrid Jonach
Released: September 3rd 2013
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
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Looking back, I wonder if I had an inkling that my life was about to go from ordinary to extraordinary.

When sixteen-year-old Lillie Hart meets the gorgeous and mysterious Tom Windsor-Smith for the first time, it’s like fireworks — for her, anyway. Tom looks as if he would be more interested in watching paint dry; as if he is bored by her and by her small Nebraskan town in general.

But as Lillie begins to break down the walls of his seemingly impenetrable exterior, she starts to suspect that he holds the answers to her reoccurring nightmares and to the impossible memories which keep bubbling to the surface of her mind — memories of the two of them, together and in love.

When she at last learns the truth about their connection, Lillie discovers that Tom has been hiding an earth-shattering secret; a secret that is bigger — and much more terrifying and beautiful — than the both of them. She also discovers that once you finally understand that the world is round, there is no way to make it flat again.

An epic and deeply original sci-fi romance, taking inspiration from Albert Einstein’s theories and the world-bending wonder of true love itself.

why i chose it

I was actually really excited when I learned that the author of When the World Was Flat was Australian because I love supporting Australian authors, and I loved this book. When I read When the World Was Flat it was one of those times where I had completely forgotten what the book was about, so when the sci-fi elements entered the story I was taken by surprise. And in a good way, too.

I haven't really read a book like When the World Was Flat before, or since. It's incredibly unique and enjoyable. The setting was great, the romance was shippable, and the sci-fi elements were incredibly well done.Also, this is one of those times when the cover makes SO MUCH SENSE after you've read the book, which is something that makes my heart happy.

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