Review: The Last Wish of Sasha Cade

Synopsis | Goodreads

The day Raquel has been dreading for months has finally arrived. Sasha, her best friend in the whole world -- the best friend in the whole world -- has died of cancer. Raquel can’t imagine life without her. She’s overwhelmed and brokenhearted. And then a letter from Sasha arrives. Has she somehow found a way to communicate from the afterlife? In fact, Sasha has planned an elaborate scavenger hunt for Raquel, and when she follows the instructions to return to Sasha’s grave, a mysterious stranger with striking eyes is waiting for her. There’s a secret attached to this boy that only Sasha—and now Raquel—knows. This boy, Elijah, might be just what Raquel needs to move on from her terrible loss. But can Raquel remain true to herself while also honoring her friend’s final wish?

Review | Rating: 5 stars

This book was amazing! This is the first book I've read by Cheyenne Young and I was not disappointed. It was sad and heartbreaking but it was also inspiring. This story showed the aftermath of losing someone to cancer and how it affects everyone. This was a story of loss but it was also a story of love, finding yourself, and learning how to stand up for yourself.

I completely adored Raquel and Elijah and the parents in this book. The two of them were so freaking cute and their romance was amazing. Most YA books do not highlight the parents and it seems like the kids are just trying to figure out everything on their own but this one Raquel and Sasha's parents were there and trying to help. Elijah didn't have anyone but by the end he did have people who would support him and tried to make up for their mistakes. I loved how this story unfolded and that even though it was about Sasha passing away, it was about so much more. Sasha gave Raquel and Elijah something to do to help them during the hard months that followed her passing. Just seeing her do that showed what an amazing person she was and I wished we could have gotten to know her better. I felt the loss of Sasha during this book as well. Cheyenne did an amazing job moving this book along and keeping the story interesting.

I can't get over how much I really enjoyed this book! I cannot wait to try something else by this author.

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