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A Brand New Ending

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  231 ratings  ·  63 reviews
"Phoenix Harper never imagined her life would come to this: A life not worth living anymore.

After a failed suicide attempt, Phoenix is sent to be observed at a local psychiatric hospital. There she meets Braeden Harris, a hospital aide with his own haunting past.

Not long after their first encounter, they feel an unexplainable pull towards one another. Will fate bring them
Published April 9th 2013 (first published April 2nd 2013)
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May 24, 2013 rated it liked it

3.5 STARS! A Brand New Ending is very angsty story which I enjoyed reading however I did not love it. But the ending was shocking, unexpected and very original!

My Phoenix and Braeden:

19 years old Phoenix feels like there is nothing beside the pain for her in this world and since no one would really miss her, she decides to commit suicide. However, her attempt to kill herself failed, she finds herself in psychiatric hospital. But for Phoenix, everything is better than being home...
"Life is a n
Laurynne Gouws
Actual Rating For This Book: 4.5 / 5 • A copy of this book was supplied to me by the author in exchange for an honest review

I noticed the cover of this book quite some time away and that alone made me curious. I absolutely loved it from the moment I laid eyes on it. Well done to Mayhem Cover Creations for yet another great cover design job!

So I eyed this book cover and then saw it again a while later... and the minute I got a request to review, I nearly chocked on my coffee to respond quick enou
~ Becs ~
This is a very deep, very emotional story, high on angst and hidden meanings with some truly great quotable dialogue. It has an ethereal, almost dream-like quality to it and when you’ve finished the entire book, the title will mean so much more to you. I think I’d have to say that the ending left me with more questions than answers but this is a thoughtful story that will stay with long after you close the last page.

Life is a notion that now sickens me. If I had wings, I would fly free. But s
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book. I finished this in about a day with about 10 pages left to read the day after. This was so enjoyable to read! The characters were so well written and the plot almost made me cry (but I have the incapability to cry...sadly).

I wanted to hug Phoenix so badly for all that she had been through. Nobody should have to face what she went through, yet she and so many other people do in this world. The only difference was that Phoenix is a fictional character, but made peopl
Alexandria Rhodes
Mar 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: beautiful
I was honored when S. A. Rolls asked me to read her novel before it was sent out. I have never read about two characters who were so connected in such devstatingly, beautiful ways. When the novel opens up, Phoenix is so broken. As a reader I wanted to swoop her up and save her. But that is Braeden's job. Phoenix and Braeden meet in such an unconventional way: in a psychiatric hospital. There is an instant connection between the two of them and while it almost seems inconceivable, it is believabl ...more
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Within a few pages I was hooked, fifty pages later I found I still couldn't put it down, and found by the last page that I was sad the story ended. The twists and turns that this story takes keeps you on the edge of your seat from the beginning to the last and final great twist. It was hard trying to put this book down and walk away from it to attend to real life. The world the author that was created in this novel,captivated me so much that I found it hard to get out when it was over.
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Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it






WOW, I don't know what to feel...

I'm gonna have to sleep on this.

For now I'm sitting on 4 Stars...

RO Mejia
A Brand New Ending, was a masterpiece in the making. S.A. Rolls has spun an incredible novel filled with suspense, intrigue, ambiguity, and so much more. This novel is about Phoenix Harper, and Braeden Harris. Phoenix's father died when she was young, and she is sent to live with her mother and step-father. Her mother gave her up many years before. From the time she is living with her mother, Elaina, and her step-father, Carl, she is beaten, and abused, and her mother turns a blind eye. The book ...more
charlie ☾
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
“Death captures the dying, but sorrow steals from those left behind.”

I admit I am not a fan of the first part of this book. The way things were narrated seems mechanical and mostly told, not shown. It’s like the character tells the reader the step-by-step process of how they get through their day. There were also some parts that felt dragging and unnecessary.

Another thing that bothered me was the instant pull of the characters towards each other. I am not a fan of insta-love and alt
May 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Brand New Ending was one of those books that draws you in instantly. The whole aspect of this book was amazing. The author wrote such a compelling novel about life, loss, and love. And then she throws in the attention for detail, and it helps to make you grasp onto this story even more. Are you ready to take a jump into A Brand New Ending?

Can we have more characters like Phoenix Harper? I was so in love with her, no matter what takes place in this story. The fact that she is perfectly flawed a
Beautiful, sad and heart-warming. A Brand New Ending is a tale of what happens when there's nothing left to live for.

19 year old Phoenix has nothing left in this world. Her father passed away when she was 15 and she is forced to live with her mother and abusive step-father. After a failed suicide attempt, Phoenix is put in a psychiatric hospital.

24 year old Braeden is a medical student and an aide at the psychiatric hospital. Apart from the occasional drink with his best friend and co-worker D
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Phoenix & Braeden foreverrrr <3


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Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So I just finished reading this book, not the final draft because this book isn’t out yet, and I loved it. I feel like I have to go back and reread it because it was one of those books that you just fly through. The characters and events in this book just capture you; well I know they did for me. Some parts make your heart break while others put a smile on your face making you “aww” over this love story and the moments Pheonix and Braeden share.

And even though I would love to go on and on about
Mar 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is one of those books where you some how know the 2 main characters are linked deeply. It’s that deep connection that keeps you hooked into the story and wanting to find out where this connection stems from. When you find out, all I can say is mind=blown! I didn’t see it coming at all!

Phoenix Harper has had a sad life with little love beyond the age of 15. Braeden Harris has had his fair share of sadness and loss in his life. These 2 are just made for each other, which is what made this sto
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love it, love it, love it when I am rewarded for taking a chance on a new book. I was asked to read this book for an honest review. The cover intrigued me. I thought it was beautiful with the image of the girl not looking up and it was in black in white. That said a lot to me. I wanted to know this girl’s story. As I started to read the book and the story unfolded I knew this was a winner. Did I mention that I love this book? Yeah, well I might mention it some more. I am more than happy to sha ...more
The Book Trollop
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, arc
I really liked this book.. I ALMOST loved it buuutt the writing was a little off for me BUT that didn't deter from it being a really good book.

It was different from the normal books I have read lately and that is what I did LOVE about it. I was hooked from the very beginning, then a couple chapters in I was still hooked, it started to drag a little bit, and then the ending completely threw a curve-ball to my face!! I was like WHOA did that really happen???.. WTF...Am I reading the same book???,
Sarah's Book Blog
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
A Brand New Ending by S.A. Rolls Review BY Patty Euebueno

4.5 stars!

I have to start by saying how my emotions felt while reading this book. I was on a rollercoaster ride that I never wanted to end! From the very first page to the very last, i couldn't stop reading!

After a failed suicide attempt Pheonix is admitted to a psychiatric hospital. She has suffered too much already in her 19 years of life. She looses the one person who means the world to her only to be left living.with her Mother and h
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All right here we go.. You know when you read a book and you love it. Yet you sit and stare at Kindle- thinking wtf! I'm not sure what I feel, how I feel or where I need to direct my feelings. Well yes that's me!

I liked the book. I loved the story. There were a few parts that I felt were a little slow maybe, but the story overall overshadowed that one little thing.. Lol!
You think your getting a insta-love, dreamy romance. Well guess what it's not that at all. It's so much mo
L.V. Lewis
Jul 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
A Brand New Ending is a book that savages your emotions. There is nothing better than a story that uses emotion to create conflict that is not contrived, but you’re able to suspend disbelief and embrace it as truth. S. A. Rolls does this in A Brand New Ending.

The female protagonist, Phoenix Harper, reads like a metaphor for the mythical bird, because she rises from the ashes of her past life to create a new one. With the love and help of the male protagonist, Braeden Harris, Phoenix overcomes an
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Where to start this review.... I will start by saying this is the author's debut book and holy shi$ she does an EXCELLENT job! The book had me and the ending holy mother of God I was like no way.... what... where... when.... how.... HOLY SH$$ this can not be happening! Man I can't even formulate sentences to make any of this make sense. I was totally blown away by this story and what is more shocking was that ending man the ending I loved loved loved it! So enough crazy talk let me give you some ...more
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: holy-wow
Where do I begin? I've been a fan of this story for quite some time. It's always refreshing to read a story that is different, has a bit of an edge and makes you truly think. Life is tough and the lives of these two characters will reinforce that notion. I appreciate the psychological aspect of the story because I'm a student in this field of work. it was nice to read an extremely accurate depiction of such a facility. It's also nice to see issues such as the one's mentioned in this book talked ...more
Casey Peeler
Apr 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a book! I am so glad that I got to be a part of this blog tour. From the moment I opened it to page one, I was hooked. I am a sucker for books that have a very dark side to them. Something where the main character internal and external problems that they feel that they are facing alone. That is Phoenix. Phoenix feels that she is’t worthy of living. Everyone that she has ever loved has left her, and she was left to the brutal hands of Carl. What she doesn’t realize is that this failed a ...more
May 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Okay. I'll admit it took me a while to get through this book. A long while.
The first half dragged and it bothered me because a lot of the narration went against the 'show, not tell' rule of writing. So it also became repetitive. The side-characters seemed flat and the main characters confusing. Also, the grammar. It's a mess. It's just not a well edited book. There are way too many glaring errors and I just kept having the urge to edit every single sentence. The narrative keeps jumping from pres
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
This story hooked me from the dramatic beginning, as we witness Phoenix Harper’s attempted suicide. The story unfolds as she is brought to a psychiatric hospital and starts to slowly heal and get her life back together. She meets handsome medical student and intern Braeden, who also happens to be the son of her treating physician.

This book is written in first person present tense, and has the alternating points of view of Phoenix and Braeden. I enjoyed the author’s writing style. This is not a l
J.m. Darhower
Mar 09, 2013 rated it liked it
First of all, I want to thank the lovely SA Rolls for giving me the opportunity to read her debut story.

A Brand New Ending is a story about Phoenix Harper and the events following a dramatic suicide attempt. The story starts off at the jump (literally) and is intense as we wait for it to happen. So needless to say, the premise had me from the get-go. I was fascinated reading her journey through the hospital and the psych ward as she tried to get her life together.

This book is written in first p
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really connected with this book. There are a lot of quotes that i really liked but the one that i relate the most is the one that says that sometimes all you want is the pain to dissapear. That one, killed me because is so true and i have been in that position, and when you read this book you can really feel Phoenix`s pain, and that sense of loneliness she is feeling.

The characters in this book were very real, they suffered a lot of pain but they were also an example that even when we can`t ch
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was really good.

Phoenix decides she doesn't wanna live anymore, so she jumps off a bridge. She wakes up in a hospital and meets Braeden. Hello, hottie. Lol.

That's where it goes from there. I don't think they fell in love quickly. Because when you read the book, they didn't really act upon it for a while, but you could tell there was attraction.

They have ups and downs, and family drama. I talked to the author and I understand the last 4 chapters of the book. I like what she did and tho
Carolyn Keel
Sep 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads-wins
It took me a LONG time to receive a copy of this book, and then it took me QUITE A WHILE to read it once I did. Ha. But I'm glad that I finally did receive and read this book. It was beautiful. I loved the relationship between Braeden and Phoenix. It is one of the best literary relationships EVER. For fans of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, I liken their relationship to the one between Zsadist and Bella, only in reverse.

Phoenix, dear, lovely, damaged Phoenix... she is just broken and ... I'll adm
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW WOW WOW WOW!! I'm utterly speechless! Thinking about this book and trying to come up with something to say is so difficult! This was SO BEAUTIFUL, and a MUST READ for all!!! I still can't believe this is a DEBUT novel!! THIS IS A FANTASTIC BOOK! Loved the characters, the story is written and thought out perfectly! GO pick it up! :) ...more
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The book was really good and by the ending I was so confused! I thought I read it wrong so I reread it but I actually loved the alternative ending than what I thought would happen so it is now one of my favourite books! Definitely worth 5*.
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"S.A. Rolls is a native of the Bay Area, where she attended culinary school and obtained a degree in baking and pastry. When she is not baking, she spends her time reading and writing. Stephanie reads anything - from biographies of her favorite president to the most popular YA series. Inspired by her surroundings, she has written her first novel, based in San Francisco, her favorite city. ...more

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