I still can't decide if it's a 4 or 4.5. I really enjoyed it but I had a bit issue with the main characters as I didn't like most of their life choiceI still can't decide if it's a 4 or 4.5. I really enjoyed it but I had a bit issue with the main characters as I didn't like most of their life choices.
Based on the popular fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel”, this book by Author Katy Regnery contains issue of child abduction and abuse. Set mostly in WestBased on the popular fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel”, this book by Author Katy Regnery contains issue of child abduction and abuse. Set mostly in West Virginia known as the land of rugged mountains, the author successfully captured the right elements needed to invoke a sense of fear, danger and grief to the readers as they read the first chapter “Escape”.
The story begins as Holden and Griselda, two foster siblings-barely at the age of thirteen-tried to escape from their abductor after 3 years of captivity and abuse. Running barefoot through the cornfields, the two children rushed up towards the Shenandoah River with the deranged mad man and his dog on their tails. Stone to stone. I jump, you jump. But the story didn’t end there. One of them is left behind, and there begins their painful and heartbreaking journey to find healing and redemption.
As heartbreaking as it is beautiful, this book will blow your mind in the same way that it will touch the deepest part of your heart. This is one of the saddest yet most powerful book I’ve ever read in my entire life.
Watching the characters break and barely survive with so much agony and pain, it was truly heartwrenching. These two kids were taken when they were only ten years old. With no one else around, they depended and protected each other against the man who kept them chained outside during the day, and locked them in the dark cellar at night. They lived and breathed for each other to survive. Through the author’s spellbinding narration I was able to picture the story well. Enough to make me feel like I was there as a witness. I can’t count the times that I felt like my chest would explode because it felt so real and it was achingly devastating. Readers will wonder what actually happened at the Shenandoah River. Why they were taken after all. What truly happened to Holden after all the years. How will they find each other and how different they are now from what they once were. How death, grief, and rage change a person and how much pain people can endure before they truly break.
Ask me if I’m whole…
Told in Third Person POV, it alternately narrates Griselda’s life and Holden’s. There were lots of flashbacks from the time they were at the man’s farm and it was during those moments that the readers will see how their bond deepened. Despite their difficult past and present lives, I loved these characters and the difficult choices they made.
Never Let You Go is a powerful book, stunning, and achingly beautiful. It has so much feels I could hardly contain them all. It broke my heart too many times but in the end it was all worth it. I absolutely loved it. Definitely one of the best books I’ve ever read and perfect for readers who wants romantic stories with just enough suspense, stories that break and mend hearts. If you’re a fan of Colleen Hoover and Mia Sheridan, I think you’ll gonna love this book, and even if you’re not (yet) I still think you’ll gonna love this book. I can’t recommend it enough....more
Dani O'Hara is a broken girl. Broken by her sisters, by her bestfriend and boyfriend of ten years, by family lies and secrets, and by her own4.5 Stars
Dani O'Hara is a broken girl. Broken by her sisters, by her bestfriend and boyfriend of ten years, by family lies and secrets, and by her own monsters. She ran away from Craigstown without a word and everyone already think she's dead. Now, she's back in the same little town she tried to escaped from five years ago.
Her exact reason for returning isn't clear and even Dani doesn't know what she truly needs. Revenge? To take back the only boy she ever loved? Healing? In a small town that holds her family's secrets and where every gossip is like a headline news, Dani will either stand up and show the people that she's changed or play it safe and be the same shy, nice girl that was ignored years ago.
If there is someone who knows how to write about badass female leads, swoonworthy alpha males, dysfunctional families, supporting characters who are either irritating that you wanna throw them in the river to drown, or characters that you deeply feel for that you would want them to be part of your real life too--it's Tijan. Her stories aren't rainbows and unicorns. They're deep, dark, and they can put you on the edge. But they're good, really good. Eventhough readers may feel like the book could have show us more about Jonah and him falling in love with Dani, they can still breath with satisfaction when it comes to the ending. I, myself was hoping to see more of Dani and Jonah's relationship too, but I enjoyed the book as a whole and will not hesitate to recommend it.
Lies, secrets, betrayal, healing and romance. This is what Home Torn is about. Written by one of my most favorite and Best-Selling Author Tijan, this book is definitely something to look forward to. It hasn't been released yet but the unedited copy is available to be read for free in the author's official website....more
I loved this book. I can't tell you how much cos words aren't enough. It seems like most of the readers were confused or didn't like the ending. I, onI loved this book. I can't tell you how much cos words aren't enough. It seems like most of the readers were confused or didn't like the ending. I, on the other hand liked it and though I wanted more... and I wished there was more... I understand the authors take on the ending. It's for us readers to figure out what will happen next... For me, the ending actually gave us a glimpse of a beautiful love story....more