The Words We Keep – Blog Tour Review

Thank you to TBR & Beyond Book Tours for letting me participate in the blog tour for The Words We Keep by Erin Stewart.

Check out my review below!

About the Book

The Words We Keep by Erin Stewart

Release Date: March 15, 2022

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary


A beautifully realistic, relatable story about mental health and the healing powers of art–perfect for fans of Girl in Pieces and How it Feels to Float.

It’s been three months since The Night on the Bathroom Floor–when Lily found her older sister Alice hurting herself. Ever since then, Lily has been desperately trying to keep things together, for herself and for her family. But now Alice is coming home from her treatment program and it is becoming harder for Lily to ignore all of the feelings she’s been trying to outrun.

Enter Micah, a new student at school with a past of his own. He was in treatment with Alice and seems determined to get Lily to process not only Alice’s experience, but her own. Because Lily has secrets, too. Compulsions she can’t seem to let go of and thoughts she can’t drown out.

When Lily and Micah embark on an art project for school involving finding poetry in unexpected places, she realizes that it’s the words she’s been swallowing that desperately want to break through.

Find it Here:

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indigo | IndieBound


Trigger Warning: Mental Health (BiPolar Disorder/Depression/Anxiety/OCD), Self-Harm, Suicide

This book is beautiful. Erin Stewart knows how to tug at your heartstrings. The mental health representation hit close to home as bipolar disorder and anxiety runs in both my family and my husbands.

The writing was well developed in a way that makes you feel what the characters are feeling. It was so poetic. Although this book dives deep into mental health you can still find the lightness in the dialogue between Lily and Micah. I loved the banter they had with each other.

Each character was well defined and played an important part in putting the pieces of this family back together after trauma.

I definitely recommend this one to anyone looking for a YA contemporary with beautiful writing around mental health, trauma, family dynamics, and a tough of romance.

About the Author

Erin Stewart is the author of SCARS LIKE WINGS, her debut novel. Erin is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern and a BYU undergraduate who works as a freelance writer and editor, as well as a weekly columnist in Salt Lake City.

Erin lives in Utah with her husband and three children. She is represented by the amazing Rebecca Sherman of Writers House.

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

Tour Schedule

March 14th
The Book Dutchesses – Promotional Post
Metaphors and Miscellanea – Review & Favorite Quotes
Kait Plus Books – Mood Board

March 15th
Confessions of a YA Reader – Promotional Post
BookMeSomeTime – Review

March 16th
Abellafairytale – Review
Brinns Books – Review & Favorite Quotes

March 17th
Stuck in Fiction – Promotional Post
Abigail’s Lost in a Book – Review, Favorite Quotes

March 18th
Nine Bookish Lives – Promotional Post
Melancholic Blithe – Mood Board

March 19th
Daydreaming Book Lover – Review, Favorite Quotes
Book Lover’s Book Reviews – Promotional Post

March 20th
Whispering Stories – Top 5 Reasons to Read The Words We Keep
The Clever Reader – 15 Reactions While Reading The Words We Keep
the carly library – Review

Instagram Tour

March 14th
writingrosereads – Promotional Post
metaphorsandmisc – Blogger’s Choice

March 15th – Review
BookMeSomeTime – Blogger’s Choice

March 16th
gryffindorbookishnerd – Review
brinnsbooks – Blogger’s Choice

March 17th
bookish.caterpillar – Review
feliciareads11 – Blogger’s Choice
abigailslostinabook – Blogger’s Choice

March 18th
finding_joyathome – Review & Favorite Quotes
ninebookishlives – Blogger’s Choice

March 19th
tbrandbeyond – Promotional Post
bookloversbookreviews – Blogger’s Choice

March 20th
theenchantedshelf – Review, Playlist
thecleverreader – Blogger’s Choice
thecarlylibrary – Blogger’s Choice

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