Thursday 12 September 2019

Audio: The Arrival of Someday by Jen Malone

Narrated by: Katherine Littrell
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 07-23-19
Language: English
Publisher: HarperAudio
YA Fiction
In exchange for an honest review

It made me cry! I did not expect it, but there I was, crying. Sometimes a good cry is good, it has been a while since my last.

Amelia was born with a liver disease, but it has never really affected here. Until her last year of HS when it gets worse. She needs a liver transplant.
I liked Amelia, she tried so hard to go on with her life. To do the things she loves, painting, hanging out with her bestie. Not to be the dying girl since she felt almost like before anyway. She does not want the pitying looks.

Her best friend Syb tries to rally people to sign up for organ donation. She wants to fight!

An old friend shows up and is a light in darkness, sometimes you need that one person that does not talk about it.

No romance. Just a girl trying to come to terms with the fact that she might not get the liver that she needs to live.

And it made me cry! I had to say that again. It felt so real, she was so real, so normal.

A good book, and about a subject that I have not really read about before. And I realised that so many die every day when they do not get the transplants they need, all because people do not sign up to be donors. It does feel like a real waste.

Narration Katherine Littrell
The narration did a great job with Amelia, I really was in her head. Her other voices were great too. She made me feel. 

Hard-charging and irrepressible 18-year-old Amelia Linehan could see a roller-derby opponent a mile away - and that’s while crouched down, bent over skates, and zooming around a track at the speed of light.

What she couldn’t see coming, however, was the flare-up of the rare liver disorder with which she was born. But now, it’s the only thing she - and everyone around her - can think about.   

With no guarantee of a viable organ transplant, everything Amelia’s been sure of - like college plans or the possibility of one day falling in love - has become a huge question mark, threatening to drag her down into a sea of what-ifs she’s desperate to avoid. 

Then a friend from the past shows up. With Will, it’s easy to forget about what’s lurking between the lightness of their time together. She feels alive when all signs point elsewhere.

But with the odds decidedly not in her favor, Amelia knows this feeling can’t last forever. After all, what can?


  1. If it made you cry, I dont think I'd want to read it. Maybe too sad for me, though it does sound a good read.

  2. You've made this sound wonderful. I love the cover!

  3. it looks good and it's a new one to me

  4. My friend (Fonzi's previous owner) died waiting for a transplant so probably not the book for me but I'm glad you ended up liking it and had a good cathartic cry.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    1. Oh Karen, I am so sorry! And yes, this is not the book for you then

  5. I like books that make me cry but I tend to avoid them for some reason. I am glad you enjoyed this one.

    1. I hear you, I tend to avoid them too, I like it more when I do not know

  6. This sounds pretty sad. But then, most sick lits are. :/

    1. That is why they care sick lit after all :/

  7. Wow, a book that makes you cry! That's usually a 5 star book for me, because it means it's really special!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  8. This sounds like an emotional one!

  9. Woah! Made you cry????? That is rare!



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