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The Paper Swan

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Librarian's Note: Alternate-cover edition for ASIN B012HZC11G

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit.
They lie.
For 21 days she held on.
But on Day 22, she would have given anything for the sweet slumber of death.
Because on Day 22, she realizes that her only way out means certain death for one of the two men she loves.

A haunting tale of passion, loss, and redemption, The
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Kindle Edition, 390 pages
Published August 4th 2015
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Aestas Book Blog
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED ::: 5 STARS! :::


Fierce, powerful, and absolutely breathtaking, this beautifully-written book will sweep you away in an epic love story that spans years and lasts a lifetime. The Paper Swan is a must-read for any romance readers who are searching for a completely unique story that’ll captivate you from start to finish. While the twists and turns are intense, gritty, and sometimes even dark, this was actually one of the sweetest and most beautiful love stories I’ve ev
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★★★★★! The Paper Swan (stand-alone). Kidnapped heiress finds herself torn between the captor & his mission!

“God, he was intense. And deliberate. And he could say things with his eyes that made my knees tremble.”

The Paper Swan (stand-alone) is an epic love story of love and vengeance, deceit and forgiveness spanning decades. It opens up in present day to heiress Skye Sedgewick finding herself kidnapped and stored in a crate before getting loaded onto a boat. Her captor Damian Caball
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
2 stars!

Every now and then there’s an ‘it’ book, and for the past few weeks The Paper Swan was definitely the book that took social media by storm. Even though I pretty much dropped out of book world completely the last two weeks, the few times I logged onto Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter or Amazon I would always see fellow friends and bloggers rave about this book which naturally piqued my interest. So it may be the sheer hype but whatever the reason, this book didn’t work for me. It had just eno
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Christy
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-audios
4 stars!

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The Paper Swan is a book I decided to listen to without reading the blurb. Based on the cover and title, I didn’t know that I was in store for this kind of read. Right off the bat I was a little shocked in the direction it took. By the end of this story, I really loved it. It gave me some 5 star feels. But it did take me a while to start warming up to it. I felt disconnected at first, hence the 4 star rating. The writing is spectacular (I’ve never read a book by this author, but wow) an
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Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

5+ Perfect Everything Stars!


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"How much do you think your life is worth, Skye Sedgewick?"



The Paper Swan
was every single thing I love about dark gritty books! I purposefully waited 24 hours to write my review to spare everyone a verbal diarrhea of fangirling. You're welcome. Even more so, I'm treading lightly here as this book should be experienced as blindly as possible without too many plot spoilers.


I'd first experienced Leylah Attar's writing when I read 53 Letters for My Lover I knew sh
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Candace
I love a good revenge story and this book was no exception! Right from the start, 'The Paper Swan' drew me in with the abduction of Skye. From that point on, I was hooked on this story. As the storyline progressed, it became clear that Skye and Damian were in quite a tangled web.

Although Skye was portrayed as a spoiled, snobby and pampered rich girl, Ms. Attar did a great job of writing her character in a way that didn't make her unapproachable or unlikable. Yes, she had led a privileged life u
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Jennifer Kyle
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
”You don’t always get the treasure by holding on. Sometimes the magic happens when you let go.”

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This story didn’t provide me with any major wow moments and sadly the reveals and twists were easy to predict. However, the writing was so strong and captivating that at times it took a while for me to register that the events didn’t fully win me over (That’s how much I enjoyed the author’s storytelling and this is my first read by this author). Overall, I did enjoy this story even if it wasn’t an ‘e
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Arabella ~♡AB♡~
★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★

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"Vengeance begets vengeance, more chaos, more darkness."

The Paper Swan was my first book from author Leyah Attar. The intriguing blurb and the fact that a lot of my Goodreads friends loved her previous book 53 Letters for My Lover, had me curious enough to want to pick it up with the hope of finding another great indie author.

I am pleased to report that I was not disappointed, the writing and the su
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Natasha is a Book Junkie
FULL 6-STAR REVIEW NOW POSTED:

“We are a question that hasn’t been answered yet, a hiding place that hasn’t been found yet, a battle that hasn’t been fought yet.”

Holy cow! What a spectacular book this was! Gripping and unexpected, this story literally took my breath away, and I not only found myself reading until dawn, but also incapable of moving on and picking up another book for days to come. Within an exhilarating scenario that is as unique as it is astounding, I never expected to find
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5 UNIQUE STARS



Such an amazing story!This is my first book from Leylah Attar so I didn't know what to expect!What I find? A beautiful,intense and emotional story!With suspense,mystery and some dark moments which kept me on the edge of my seat until the end of the story!I can admit that I haven't read something like this before!It's so unique and I w
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Clumsy Storyteller
i ve read this book 5 months ago and my first reaction was " WTF girl you fell in love with your captor , you can't seriously be this dumb" !




and i did read it again after 5 months and i changed my mind !! it's not really that DARK ! it's all about power , an abusive relationship, the book is well written the end was really unexpected it's s about a kidnapping rich girl "Skye", spending money, and not having a care for the world is her hubby . Damian her childhood crush was the one who brutally
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Brandi
Aug 04, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

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The story starts with Skye, a spoiled, rich girl who finds herself kidnapped. She is terrified, and is positive this strange man plans to kill her - in fact that is his original plan.

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But. This is more than just a kidnapping leading to love. It's a story full of vengeance, love, misunderstanding, and a past that connects it all.

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I did enjoy the writing, the style and flow worked for me - where I found myself struggling was the story. It just lacked originality and was too predictable for
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Saffron
4 to 4.5 "Book God is in love with me" Stars!!

Let's first acknowledge the fact that this book is my third consecutive 4 star read. Yes, you heard it right. THIRD!


So I am not a very touchy-feely person when it comes to authors. As in, I don't have many auto-buy authors. In fact, in all the years that I have been reading I hardly ever trust an author enough to buy their book blindly. So in short, I usually love books more than I love authors.


When I read Leylah's 53 Letters for My Lover last yea
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Hulya Kara Yuksel
I'm speechless right now... My God, this book was sooo beautiful! <3

“I want to remember this,” he said, pulling me into his arms. “If I die tonight, I want to die remembering what it was like to hold the whole world in my hands.”



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“You can either choose love or you can choose hate, because where one lives, the other will die.”

"The two men that I loved the most, with all my heart, were out to destroy each other. I had a feeling that by the time it was all said and done, o
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Catarina
4 Paper Stars.

I will not tell you much about this story because I believe this is one of those books you have to experience, and the blinder you go, the better. Sky and Esteban grew up together, as Skye an orphan of a mother, was pretty much raised by her nanny, MamaLu, Esteban’s mother. Fate gets them separated and their lives move in opposite directions.
Enters Damian, an anti-hero that captures Sky with a plan of revenge. He wants to revenge his past and finally make justice.
And when justi
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Beverly
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I went into this story completely blind. I just remember seeing all the fantastic reviews when all my friends read it, so I knew I had to give it a shot. I had no idea how much I would enjoy it. As the story continued to unfold I was more and more intrigued.

The story begins with Skye Dedgewick being kidnapped. She is an heiress, so her first reaction is to think she was kidnapped for money. Skye soon learns that the kidnapping goes a lot further than monetary gain.

Damian Caballero is out for b
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
5 STARS

You can either choose love or you can choose hate, because where one lives, the other will die.”


This weekend I didn’t just read a book, I experienced one. I fell head over heels for an all encompassing, gritty and emotional romance that kept me glued to the pages from start to finish. I’m embarrassed to say I’ve had this phenomenal story on my kindle for over 2 years and only now just read it. I’m kicking myself for it fully for only now discovering the raw talent that is Leylah Attar
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Judith
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*** JUST LOVED IT ***

"You can either choose love or you can choose hate,because where one lives,the other will die."








OMG!! I don't know where to start with a review for this.I wasn't sure what to expect to be honest...

There's love,hate,vengeance,secrets,lies but ultimately an amazing story.
This is another story I would advise going in relatively blind.I made the mistake of reading some reviews just after I'd started it and one in particular gave something away which I might of guessed but did
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Jen

-- "You can either choose love or you can choose hate, because where one lives, the other will die"-

I have to say that with the "Paper Swan" I am sitting on the fence as to how I feel about this read. I did enjoy it, but it didn't "wow" me. There were a lot of things that happened that were very predictable, and yet I still at times had trouble putting the book down. (some buddy I was, I finished the book by staying up all night instead of waiting for my partner!!! Sorry Steph!!) I did like the
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Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark

➦This book has a kidnapping trope and is definitely dark but not overly so. It focuses more on psychological and emotional aspects, I suppose, rather than descriptions of graphic violent scenes. I kind of appreciated that, because I'm not a huge fan of super dark and twisted.

➦There is a pretty interesting back story involving two main characters and the book jumps between the past and the present. I very much enjoy stories with the flashbacks from the past because I do so lurve good character de
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Elizabeth
~4.5 Take My Breath Away STARS~

"Are we ever able to truly understand the 'why' or do we simply yearn for labels and boxes to organize the chaos we can't control."

The Paper Swan is my first Leylah Attar read and what a debut it was! I entered this read having no idea what to expect! Imagine my sheer delight when I was swept away into a story with depth, heart, passion, and truly endearing characters. This story is told in dual POV and the time shifts seamlessly between the present and the past.
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Vrsha (PeekAtMyBookReview)
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Rating : 3.5 “On the count of 5…” Stars

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My Views : Well to be honest, I was going to rate this one 3 Stars but there was a certain ‘nut-bursting’ girl who made me change my mind and I rated it 3.5 Stars. The Paper Swan was quite a different book and I love the story between the characters.

Style of writing : AMAZING! This was my first book by this author and I must say that she is a marvellous writer. I love her style of writing and I’m definitely going to be reading more from her.

Characters : I l
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Didi
4.5 STARS

I love a really well done captor tale, and this was VERY WELL DONE. It was different from other captor tales I've read, the reasons for that I'll keep to myself since it would spoil everything. And this is a book where knowing very little other than the synopsis, is highly recommended. I loved the emotional intensity, the incredible attention to detail and consistency, the taught suspense, and the well fleshed out, multi-dimensional characters. At times I felt I was there, in whatever p
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Paige
5 stars

Dark. Epic. Greatness.

OMG. This story is one of the best dark romances I've read in a while. The writing was superb. The story telling was brilliant. The build up magnificent. It was dark. It was gritty. It was everything I could have hoped for. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. This was my first introduction to this author and I am hooked.

BTW the audiobook was absolutely fantastic.
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Type: Standalone
POV: Shifting - Dual
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Skye Sedgewick was a young beautiful heiress. Born with silver spoon, she never had to work a day in her life, always having her wants and needs catered to her every whims. But that perfect life was rudely ripped from her and changed everything she ever knew.



When I first read the blurb (as vague as it is), I knew I had to read this book because it sounds dark. The underlying premise was dark, but the book itself wasn’t. Still, I wasn’t disappointed a
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♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
My first audio experience......

I enjoyed some aspects and especially loved the male narration. I found elements to be somewhat predictable and I'm not sure if that's a result of the writing or the intonation of the female's voice when narrating.

Overall an engaging read with a few harrowing moments and a story arc that developed into being quite sweet in the end.

I will certainly read more from this author.

Lisa
*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*

5++++ “Cielito lindo” “Everyone has a reason.” “5, 4, 3, 2, 1…” “Love don’t die.” “MaMaLu” Kisses

Beautiful. Poignant. Unique. Unforgettable. For 273 pages, Leylah Attar and all her brilliance, captivated me with each and every word of The Paper Swan…I was addicted to every word, every moment was breathtaking and hit every single emotion in a way I don’t think I can ever describe. I’m probably going to run out of positive words that can fully do justice
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Joëlle
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Update Febr 13 2016 : on SALE on AMAZON US at the moment

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BR with the lovely Madeleine ♡♡♡ ! Sweetie, I’m so glad I got to know you better and I will always cherish my new friendship with you…

I have had this one waiting on my Kindle for 5 months and I can’t believe I waited that long to read this amazing, well written book!

I won’t reveal to much of the story since it is better to go in blind … This is the story of Skye. She lost he
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CC
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to CC by: SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
5 “If you can’t take, don’t give” Stars


The Paper Swan is a story about friendship, love, vengeance and redemption. The plot centers on the relationship between Damian and Skye and how their choices determine their paths. Despite Damian and Skye being from different worlds, they forge an endearing friendship as children at a time when they believe all is possible; however, all will be tested when fate intervenes and all they know and love is shattered.

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Fate can be a cruel mistress and Damian’s l
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TITLE: The Paper Swan
AUTHOR: Leylah Attar
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: August 04th 2015

MY RATING: 5 STARS!!

As stated by the author: Paper Swan is about A haunting tale of passion, loss, and redemption, a darkly intense yet heartwarming love story

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I've not read anything from this author before but couldn't wait to get my finger one clicking as soon as it was up on Amazon, firstly because of the reviews, secondly this has been popping up on my newsfeed daily on facebook, and thirdly i
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Leylah Attar writes stories about love - shaken, stirred and served with a twist. When she's not writing, she can be found pursuing her other passions: photography, food, family and travel. Sometimes she disappears into the black hole of the internet, but can usually be enticed out with chocolate.
“You don’t always get the treasure by holding on. Sometimes the magic happens when you let go.” 63 likes
“Because when we love, we carry it on the inside, and we can turn on its light even in our darkest moments. The deeper we love, the brighter it shines.” 58 likes
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