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I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 5 Ineffable Stars I want to start off by saying that I m going into this review with no intentions of giving anything away Nope, not happening This book deserves to be read This book is muchthan the words written on its pages The book deserves to be savored One of the things I loved the most about this book was the visualization in which the author wrote this beautiful story It felt as if I wa I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 5 Ineffable Stars I want to start off by saying that I m going into this review with no intentions of giving anything away Nope, not happening This book deserves to be read This book is muchthan the words written on its pages The book deserves to be savored One of the things I loved the most about this book was the visualization in which the author wrote this beautiful story It felt as if I was right there traveling through Europe with Jack and Heather It was sensational and lively and just beautiful It is the last great minute before he walks into your life, but you don t know that, can t know Later, though, you will try to imagine where he was in this exact instant, when he had turned and started to travel toward you, you to him, and how the world around both of you took no notice Your life would not be the same, but that was all waiting, all up in the air, all fate and chance and inevitability Jack and Heather Heather and Jack Doesn t matter how you say it, they are, and will always complete each other Experiencing their love was stunning and whimsical and awe inspiring When you think about soul mates, and how they say there s someone out there for everyone, Jack and Heather make you believe it s real yes, I know they re fictional characters, but they re very real to me Jack and Heather were epic They were bliss They were unforgettable If I had gone shopping for a guy who fit me, and all the men from my history had been hanging on a dress rack in a well lit shop, I would have picked Jack every single time I could have held him up to me, taken one glance in a mirror, and known he d fit me The Map That Leads to You swept me away It transported and took me on a journey and I didn t want it to end And even though I know it had to end, Jack and Heather will always be with me, forever I can t stop thinking about them Or this story and the writing Oh, the writing was just superb This book, this book was glorious and sensational A book that I ll cherish and keep on my shelf as one of my favorites Read this book I implore you, please read this book Take a trip to Europe without leaving your house Fill your soul with magnificent writing And most importantly, let your heart fall in love with Jack and Heather Copy received through NetGalley.There s something about this review, it just doesn t want to get written Getting into this book was close to impossible, but once I did, I enjoyed every minute of it.The start is slow, but the writing is well done, and while the characters don t carry any special characteristics, they still jump off the page The organization of the text left me with question marks throughout the reading process, but something about the story kept me reading I loved the Copy received through NetGalley.There s something about this review, it just doesn t want to get written Getting into this book was close to impossible, but once I did, I enjoyed every minute of it.The start is slow, but the writing is well done, and while the characters don t carry any special characteristics, they still jump off the page The organization of the text left me with question marks throughout the reading process, but something about the story kept me reading I loved the abundance of drama, it s why I love romance novels so much.This is the perfect read for any fan of romance novels That Nicholas Spark s quote on the cover says it all.Pre review note May 7th 2017 I finally focused long enough to finish it RTC #READ E-PUB ⚛ The Map That Leads to You ⚷ A romantic, vivid novel that takes place in the tender time of a young woman s life Heather has graduated from college and is traveling around Europe with her two best friends She s left school responsibility behind and adult responsibility is looming, but this is her one, one last summer to be free Heather doesn t expect to even meet Jack, let alone fall in love with him Jack is an enigmatic Vermonter a few years older than she is, who is following his grandfather s journal to various cities around Europe But in the same way that forces are bringing Jack and Heather together, life and duty are pushing them apart And Jack has a secret that is going to change absolutely everything Poignant, compelling and endearingly romantic This is a coming of age story about friendship, responsibility, independence, and first love all wrapped up in a beautiful travel guide to some of the most breathtaking historical landmarks, monuments, and cities in Europe.The characters are young, enthusiastic, and adventurous The prose is clear and precise And although the plot in the first half of the novel is a little slow, the second half is definitely muchintense, angsty, emotional, and Poignant, compelling and endearingly romantic This is a coming of age story about friendship, responsibility, independence, and first love all wrapped up in a beautiful travel guide to some of the most breathtaking historical landmarks, monuments, and cities in Europe.The characters are young, enthusiastic, and adventurous The prose is clear and precise And although the plot in the first half of the novel is a little slow, the second half is definitely muchintense, angsty, emotional, and drama filled with an ending that will definitely have you shedding a few tears.Overall, I think this novel will be a big success and really appeal to teens and young adults and even though I think I m a little older than the target demographic I found it intriguing, unique and wonderfully descriptive.Thank you to NetGalley, especially St Martin s Press, for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.All my reviews can be found on my blog at I m a sucker for flirtatious banter like in The Bet and The Book of Broken Hearts The banter at the beginning of this one though, had my eyes rolling Once I stopped rolling my eyes, LOL, it made for an entertaining read Liked the scenic European descriptions and the female friendship This is one of those books that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming I m a sucker for flirtatious banter like in The Bet and The Book of Broken Hearts The banter at the beginning of this one though, had my eyes rolling Once I stopped rolling my eyes, LOL, it made for an entertaining read Liked the scenic European descriptions and the female friendship This is one of those books that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming You will try to imagine where he is in that exact instant, when he had turned and started to travel towards you, you to him, and how the world around both of you took no noticeSynopsis For those of you wondering what would happen if Nicholas Sparks and John Green had a book baby, this is the product of what would happen And it ain t pretty, folks Biblio Babble Pretentious Book is Pretentious The main quality this book has other than the romance aspect, of course , is the factYou will try to imagine where he is in that exact instant, when he had turned and started to travel towards you, you to him, and how the world around both of you took no noticeSynopsis For those of you wondering what would happen if Nicholas Sparks and John Green had a book baby, this is the product of what would happen And it ain t pretty, folks Biblio Babble Pretentious Book is Pretentious The main quality this book has other than the romance aspect, of course , is the fact that it tries so damn hard to be pretentious It s like a person who lists off famous classics they said they have read but really haven t But they say they have to make themselves look better This is the bookish form of that It wants to be a grand romance, but also one of those deep, philosophical books that you could have deep book club discussions about It constantly wavered over whether it wanted to be a cutesy romance or a deep tome Those two things rarely mix well together, and this book was no exception I mean, Nicholas Sparks is sappy, but not pretentious John Green is pretentious, but not sappy Those two genres shouldn t really associate with one another, if at all Aujugstus Jauters Jack Quiller Couch is a combination of 1990s Leonardo DiCaprio, Augustus Waters, and Jughead Jones Leonardo DiCaprio because you will be continuously reminded throughout the novel that his name is indeed Jack Titanic fans will know what I m talking about , and Augustus Waters because his arrogant pretentious levels are off the charts, and Jughead Jones because he s prone to monologues about life, love, and meaning of philosophy and all that shit but no monologues about burgers, unfortunately Look, I get what the author was trying to create, but Jack Quiller Couch practically screams manic pixie dream boy It was just ridiculous There are going to be a lot of ladies who will probably fall all over his dialogue and trying to hard to be poetic monologues, but Jack did none of that for me And let me tell you, he was extremely shitty in the final act of the book because of the thing that he did that shall not be named but puts him permanently on the douch bag of the year award Message in the Notebook Dust jacket often lie this much I know The whole damn time I was reading this book, I thought the big secret had to do with Jack s grandfather s journal and what the grandfather was trying to look for The journal is barely mentioned at all, and we never really do find out what the grandfather was trying to find Instead, we get a lot of drinking, munching on edibles if you know what I mean , and banging Which would all be fine if this were marketed as a college romance road trip book But the journal is made to be such a big deal that you would expect it to play a much bigger part than it actually did And it did not I wasn t expecting National Treasure thrills, but for it to be almost a non presence in the storyline really bummed me out The Greatest Love of Not The main problem I had with this book was the romance Rather, the complete lack of chemistry between Heather and Jack Their little meet cute on the train to Amsterdam Yeah, no sparks there Impromptu meetings at clubs dancing the night away Melania Trump haschemistry with the Oompa Loompa than they are Witty banter that seems to never end Please page Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamant to show them how it s done I literally could not root for them as a couple because I found them to be as dull as cardboard If you re gonna market yourself as a romance novel, make sure there s romance duh It s not that difficult I honestly found themannoying than adorable, and couldn t quite figure out what made them gel.Same Song, Different Tune Good Lord, this book was so predictable It s as if the author was stuck on just one plot point and device and said to himself, Screw it, I ll just write this over and over and hope people won t notice So for time s sake Heather and Jack travel, and all is good They then have an argument because pretty boy Jack won t keep his pretentious mouth shut Heather storms off to another country Jack manages to find her in said other country and makes up with her Everything s all lovey dovey, ooey gooey Then the cycle starts again Follow steps 1 4 and all that jazz It just became predictable, and while all romance novels are essentially predictable, this was snooze worthy predictable It got to a point that the book had gotten to such a stalemate that I just wanted it to end, which thankfully it did While it s all right for authors to have separate books follow the same pattern and plotline, it shouldn t bleed into books Traveling across Europe and having a vacation flirtation What could possibly go wrong Everything Everything could go wrong With a lukewarm romance, pretentious act, and an extremely arrogant MC, this book is what would happen if Nicholas Sparks and John Green had a one night writing stand and ended up with this Do yourself a favor and leave this book on a metaphorical train back in Europe where it can sit alone in all its pretentious glory And DON T GIVE SPARKS OR GREEN ANY IDEAS All the feels The love story is as exquisite as Monninger s writing, and lingers with you long after you finish the book THE MAP THAT LEADS TO YOU is a new favorite of mine. Oh my gosh I m slayed This book y all It was everything I wanted Heather is traveling through Europe with her two best friends Enter Jackon a train to Amsterdam..It is so muchcomplicated then my previous statement It is rich with friendship Steaped in an unforgettable love story Book darts pepper my copy with lyrical quotes And the characters Oh my, the characters They are richly constructed with a picture perfect backdrop of Europe..I highly recommend this title Give yourse Oh my gosh I m slayed This book y all It was everything I wanted Heather is traveling through Europe with her two best friends Enter Jackon a train to Amsterdam..It is so muchcomplicated then my previous statement It is rich with friendship Steaped in an unforgettable love story Book darts pepper my copy with lyrical quotes And the characters Oh my, the characters They are richly constructed with a picture perfect backdrop of Europe..I highly recommend this title Give yourself time to read it I savored it and I am so glad I did It contained my beloved short chapters which helped immensely I always feel like I can walk away and pick back up when the chapters are short..This novel is for lovers of Nicholas Sparks It will break your heart in the very best wayhave your tissues ready 3.5 stars rounded up This read like a Young Adult romance with the added fun of a group of friends traveling through Europe after college I absolutely loved the adventurous travel That part really made the book for me I think if I were fifteen or even twenty years younger, I would have given this book five stars It was harder for me to connect to these characters and the drama and angst within the pages, but I kept reading to see how it all ended Thanks to the author and publisher for an ad 3.5 stars rounded up This read like a Young Adult romance with the added fun of a group of friends traveling through Europe after college I absolutely loved the adventurous travel That part really made the book for me I think if I were fifteen or even twenty years younger, I would have given this book five stars It was harder for me to connect to these characters and the drama and angst within the pages, but I kept reading to see how it all ended Thanks to the author and publisher for an advance copy You were my biggest fear he said You really were You, Heather Christine MulgrewWell, I don t think I have to beat around the bush in my review about what this book is about The cover and the title illustrate perfectly that The Map That Leads to You is about that chance meeting between two people and for whatever reason the stars align and a journey begins So, I definitely cannot cry Damn you insta love Frankly, because that is not exactly how the story unfolds In this case, we hYou were my biggest fear he said You really were You, Heather Christine MulgrewWell, I don t think I have to beat around the bush in my review about what this book is about The cover and the title illustrate perfectly that The Map That Leads to You is about that chance meeting between two people and for whatever reason the stars align and a journey begins So, I definitely cannot cry Damn you insta love Frankly, because that is not exactly how the story unfolds In this case, we have Heather, a recent college graduate, backpacking across Europe with her two besties the spirited Amy and the very grounded Constance, just enjoying the carefree last days of youth before entering the real world While on a train to Amsterdam, Heather meets Jack, a late twenty something journalist retracing the post WWII travels of his grandfather Sparks of both passion and annoyance intrigue Heather enough to want to get to know the enigmatic Jack The dialogue between the two is reminiscent of Dawson s Creek, but where I thought this would be rather nauseating, I felt myself plunging headlong into the story Because this isn t a mushy romance, Jack and Heather have their ups and downs in many different countries As much as they love, the two also fight and Heather feels that Jack just doesn t get her Heather is conflicted in her feelings for Jack because he doesn t fit in the plan Awww the plan Education Job Marriage Heather with the baby carriage Instead, Jack pushes Heather s buttons and challenges her ideals and career But Heather is no push over Hallelujah and the trip becomes about the soul searching of what she really wants Can Heather break free of her parent s expectations and throw caution to the wind Or is Jack supposed to be part of the journey and not the destination Now if I cannot sell you on the romance, let me tell you the other reason that I LOVED this book The travel Amsterdam, Paris,Berlin, and all the places in between Oh my Trust me, it will make you grab your passport and check out all the places described But for now you can just live vicariously through the characters Hands down, author J.P Monninger has written one of the most beautiful descriptions of Paris Paris is the cupped hand of a woman accepting a match light from a man at a small round table under a chestnut tree thirty minutes before a rainstormSTANDING UP AND CLAPPING I unashamedly admit that lines like that seduce me Consider me successfully wooed The third little gem of the book is the relationship between Heather and her two best buds Amy and Constance I liked how they were there for each other and how their sub stories were fleshed out Each of them was changed by their European adventures for better or for worse Early on, I was wondering why Monninger would choose to have three girls because Amy was cut out of the story for a bit I saw later on that she was a bit of a cautionary tale which gives the story a bit of an edge amidst all the romance But before I leave my review, it would probably be useful to explain why this failed as a five The thing is, I didn t enjoy the last 20% of the book albeit I can see why we needed to go through unhappy Heather because she has the ultimate decision to make , but I HATED that ending Ironically, I think I would have still hated it, if Monninger had gone the other route It felt a bit predictable a littleCameron Crowe or Nicholas Sparks than I had anticipated Thanks to NetGalley and St.Martin s Press for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review