Hey everyone! I’m not sure about you but I love books with dual points of view! There is something about reading varying perspectives that deeply excites me! I also feel like it gives additional insight into the book’s world and situations as they are happening or have happened.
I’ve read quite a few dual POV books that I absolutely loved however, I’m not going to talk about all of them because we don’t have time for that…also, I gotta save some for other posts! So we are going to pace ourselves here! It’s actually kind of funny because my current read is also a dual perspective (which was not planned but made me a happy panda when the second perspective came in).
I’m going to share five books (that’s a good number) with dual POVs that I really enjoyed and why I loved them! Heeeeeeere we go!
For All Time by Shanna Miles: This book not only has dual perspectives but there is also time jumps throughout the book from both the characters perspectives! It was quite brilliant in how it was done really. Imagine reading a love story that spans lifetimes!!! Is there anything greater than soulmates or even twin flames? Cause whatever that term is, that’s what these characters would be! I also loved that this was Black Love Story, one that we really don’t get to see but need to see more of!
Loveboat, Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen (companion; out 1/25/22): If you were a fan of Loveboat, Teipei like I was, then you may remember Xavier (I definitely did) but this adds along the voice of another Loveboat alum, Sophie (which I don’t recall being much of a fan of hers). There was such a stark difference between the two voices in this book because of background & outlook on life but they seamlessly come together. I enjoyed seeing the same situations through different eyes as well as how they matured & grew together!
A Psalm Of Storms And Silence by Roseanne Brown (Sequel): First, I just have to say this was a freaking PHENOMENAL sequel…this book is pretty much 550 pages and I ate it up in like 72 hours. From the gate, Karina and Malik grabbed my attention and because they are both going through so much in this story, it’s hard not to want to know what’s going to happen next for them in their situation(s). If you haven’t read A Song Of Wraiths And Ruin, you really should…this sequel alone was worth it! This was basically a masterclass in sequel writing…though I’m still mad about the epilogue (Roseanne knows what she did).
Let Me Hear A Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson: One of the reasons that I loved this book is that it didn’t just have 2 POVs but rather 3! It added another dimension to the story, especially when one of those POVs is from the perspective of a relative of the focus of the novel. There were quite a few moving parts to this book but they clicked well together. If you are one who loves to take (mental or actual) notes while trying to figure out whatever the mystery/crime/etc is, then you will really enjoy this one! Also, so much of this story took place in the Brevoort Houses where I use to work with kids, so there were times where I could envision being in the story because I had been in there!
Parachutes by Kelly Yang: This was a book where the two characters came from very different backgrounds and though it could’ve been like a shock to the system to switch these perspectives, it actually wasn’t. It was pretty easy for me to get lost in their stories but I was so rapt by it that I couldn’t put it down and ended up finishing it in less than 72 hours despite it being around 480 pages. There are heavy moments and potential for triggers but moving with that in mind made it easy to prepare for them.
There really is something about Dual perspective makes me eat these books up… Maybe its the being in multiple people’s heads, seeing situations from different angles or just craving the others perspective, any other way, I just LOVE these books! It’s like I get a rush from them! Sometimes, you just want to see things from another set of eyes or get another opinion in the actual story and these books offer that!
How do you all feel about multiple perspectives in a book? Are you into them or do you think they’re too much? Let me know in the comments or on social media! Y’all know you can find & follow me on Instagram @bookishgirlmagic, Twitter @bookishgrlmagic and Clubhouse @bookishgrlmagic where you can find me mostly in book centered clubs/rooms (primarily on Tuesdays and Fridays). Also please subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already because it makes me feel like I’ve read an amazing book with dual POVs! As always, I’m sending y’all bookish love and wishing you happy reading!