In five years – Rebecca Serle

Title: In five years
Writer: Rebecca Serle
Publisher: Atria Books
Date: March 10th 2020
Genre: Romance, Drama
Pages: 255
My Rating: 7.5/10

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In five years

When Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Kohan is asked this question at the most important interview of her career, she has a meticulously crafted answer at the ready. Later, after nailing her interview and accepting her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, Dannie goes to sleep knowing she is right on track to achieve her five-year plan.
But when she wakes up, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and besides a very different man. The television news is on in the background, and she can just make out the scrolling date. It’s the same night—December 15—but 2025, five years in the future.
After a very intense, shocking hour, Dannie wakes again, at the brink of midnight, back in 2020. She can’t shake what has happened. It certainly felt much more than merely a dream, but she isn’t the kind of person who believes in visions. That nonsense is only charming coming from free-spirited types, like her lifelong best friend, Bella. Determined to ignore the odd experience, she files it away in the back of her mind.
That is, until four-and-a-half years later, when by chance Dannie meets the very same man from her long-ago vision.


I have finished the first book in 2021. Can I have applause for that? Because last year I was so behind schedule (Goodreads reading challenge) and this time I am ahead, which feels amazing obviously.

Anyway, Dannie gets a vision of herself in five years, and it felt genuine. But she can’t believe that this will come true, because she and her boyfriend have a five-year plan that is completely different. And even when she meets the guy in real life, she still doesn’t want to believe that vision is going to be her future. She even wants to get married really fast so this vision will not come true. But apparently, you can’t mess with the future.

This book makes me wonder where I will be in five years? Do I want to get a vision of me in five years? Sounds cool, but life is also very cool when you have no idea what is going to happen. And what if I won’t like this vision of the future? So I guess I don’t want to know where I will be in five years.

The book was great. Normally I already know what is going to happen at the start of a book. I thought it was going to be a typical romance book but I was so wrong. There were a few plot twists and I didn’t see them coming. That is what I liked the most about this book.

This book was sad at some points, especially towards the end. But I didn’t cry. Funny thing was that the future was still a little bit different than her vision of the future. I was expecting something else. Even the ending was not predictable for me. So that was pretty awesome. Liked this book a lot.



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