Where I End and You Begin
I hope that isn't true. I pity anyone destined to meet me.
For Bianca Ray, the past is always catching up, one way or a ...more
In Japan, they say there's a red thread of fate that binds people who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. It may tangle, it may knot. it may stretch or fray, but it will never break. It is a future as indelible as the past.
This was not an easy book to read, I must say. The main character Bianca suffered from such a dark depression, that I wondered if I would finish reading this book. But I'm glad I did!
A college scholarship student, who suffers from de ...more
***Copy kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review***
“And just like that I’m falling and it all comes crashing back in like the bursting windows of a sinking ship and I’m drowning in the terror and the helplessness, the cold, and the despair, and I’m on my knees and I can’t breathe, and I’ll never get past it, it will always come back, I wi ...more
The autho ...more
God, this book though.
I'm going to try and post a useful review, here, but I can't promise anything. My mind is just..it's blown right now. It's rendered speechless by disbelief.
I have been reading through these NA books, constantly wondering why shit like Rule or Taking Chances is sky rocketing in popularity just days after release when this book exists.
Even some of Collen Hoover's stuff is just kindergarten compared to this. I mean, ...more
To be fair I thought the writing was inspired. Something that I don't often see in New Adult books. And I really liked the obvious effort to deliver the story in a creative manner. It is quite difficult to be creative in this genre because the troubled heroine with a secret looking for redemption has been done to death and needs a fresh perspective but at the same time you have to meet certain audience expectations. I get that. So A for effort there.
That being said, this just faltered ...more
After reading this book I'm convinced that you don't have to be dead to be a ghost in your own life, you can stop living without having to be pronounce dead by a doctor; some times there is pain so strong and devastating that kills the person that you are and forces you to become someone else...
Bianca is going through life by drinking, partying and sleeping around. Her grades are dropping and this is putting in danger her scholarship at the university she attends. When ...more
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"It's like connecting two live wires, and a jolt runs up my arm and through my body, grounding itself in my belly."
Wow. This book was something else. I was expecting the typical New Adult where the main characters have problems and then fall in love and things end up so peachy. That's not exactly what happened here, but that is a good thing. There was so much more. It was so beautifully written that you can't help but just fall into ...more
Bianca is a ghost of herself. She feels alone in the world. She drinks herself numb so she does not have to think and has sex with any guy willing to feel connected and loved, if only for a brief moment. The author does an exemplary jo ...more
I was absolutely blown away by this book. It is unlike the books that I typically read, and at first as I was reading it, I wasn't sure what was going on but the more that I got into it, the more I didn't want to put it down.
Bianca is a mess. Pure and simple. She's haunted by an event in her past and it affects her each and every day. She finally talks about the event near the end of the story and suddenly everyth ...more
The author gave me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Ghost stories usually come in two flavors: violent death, and unfinished business.
Bianca loves ghost stories. Especially the unfinished business ones. And she has a lot of unfinished business of her own. Her secrets make her think of herself as a ghost: someone others don’t see or hear or care about. But then she meets someone who does care. And she has no idea how to handle that.
He is patiently waiting for me to te ...more
This book is going to way up there as my top shelf picks and I can't believe - cannot believe I got this for free on the kindle.
It had everything:
It felt real
You felt her issues
Forbidden (ish) romance
Hot guy (who's actually nice, not troubled for a change)
A love story that grew (organically)
Misfit friends (that were strange but funny)
Great dialoge (fit the scene)
I'm not a ghost story loving gal.
"This room is haunted, you know," someone says
I hate that feeling when you get knowing when something bad is about to happen.
Tap, tap, tap.
I'm that girl. The one with the fingers in her ears, eyes squinting and singing something upbeat under her breath because she knows. She knows that the girl on screen will...
But this story is different.
Is this still a ghost story?
Is it still a ghost story when it contains not actual ghosts? Just gh ...more
Please don't land blast me especially after seeing all the 4 and 5 star reviews I feel somewhat guilty giving it 3 stars. I really tried to get into it but it took me until 78% to really start to like it. I really just couldn't connect with the characters. I think it was beautifully written and a really good story, just too descriptive making it boring for me.
I dislike Bianca and I can't find any redeeming qualities about her ...more
This is an easy 5 stars for me. I was absolutely blown away by Andra's writing.
This is a slow-burning romance with deep, complex characters that I'm guessing will be divisive. Andra doesn't shy away from the depictions of their problems and the subject matter is controversial, but she handles it deftly. Bianca isn't your average NA heroine, either. She's tough and spiky and very un-needy...on the outside. The settings are gorgeous and original, too, all t ...more
And sometimes all it takes is one person to make the walls around your heart crumble – to make you feel again.
This is what Bianca goes ...more
First Lines: So. This is a ghost story.
I think my biggest concern is that people will read those first few lines, and actually a good bit of the first chapter, and assume that this is a paranormal story, and it's not. The main character does have a bit of an obsession with ghost stories, and imparts some interesting info on ghosts in general from different cultures, but the actual "ghost" here is really nothing more than a parallel metaphor. So don't pass this one up because you take that pa ...more
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*This book was kindly gifted to me in exchange for an honest review*
I’ve actually been waiting to read this book for awhile. I remember when I first saw the blurb and I felt immediately compelled to read it as soon as it was released. This book did not disappoint me at all! I could not put this story down! I was VERY emotional throughout the entire book, so after I read Ms. Brynn’s novel, I decide ...more
The pieces to her puzzle are scattered all over the place. We don't learn too much about her past until much later. I loved that. The author didn't show us everything and say "Here is Bianca and everything that makes her as messed up as she is."
She was a mystery. All we knew for a while was that something caused her so much hurt, so much pain, that she felt the...more
Original review can be found on BookLikes.
For the last few days, I've been having a difficult time trying to clarify my thoughts on this book. It's not perfect. It's not the usual type of N/A story that revs it engine even while at neutral, rather it is slooow paced as you're drawn into the broken and hopeless mind of the main character while she's drowning in depression, addiction, and loss of self. However, because you're in her mind, there is a repetitiveness to her despair. I mean, ...more
These novels are rare, gems buried in the depths of electronic words and hidden, not intentionally, but obscured by the endless supply of predicable works that cause me to fall asleep prematurely.
Where I End and You Begin kept me up until 4 am in the morning. I was once told that a great au ...more
What I liked:
1) The surprise with Daniel
2) The ghost stories inter-weaved throughout
3) Bianca's attitude, but that's a catch because sometimes I disliked it so much I though ...more
THE REVIEW WAS ALL WRONG.
Opinions are opinions. I think with the NA books I often look for the 1 or 2 star reviews for more honest takes on books because everyone does 5 stars. This book wasn't a ghost story in the sense that the reviewer talked about it. I was thinking a sci ...more
This book is like a breath of fresh air after reading one new adult book after another etched with the same theme in the plot. I believe this is the second book I've ever read that involves a priest/minister/pastor falling in love with a fallen (or something like that) woman/girl. (view spoiler)[But then again, Daniel didn't even make any vows to be a priest, he was just studying to be one. (hide spoiler)]
We have Bi ...more
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