Every Stolen Breath
Lia is the only one still pursuing her father’s killers, two years after attorney Steven ...more
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There's no explicit sexual content. Lia kisses a boy but that's about as far as it goes. I don't think anyone even mentions sex in the book. One character is gay; he doesn't mention having a boyfriend, though he makes a casual reference to "letting a hot guy cloud our judgment."
I don't read widely in YA fiction, but this book seemed fairly tame in these areas. I hope this helps! (less)
Smart characterizations, thrilling twists, nail-biter action scenes wrapped up a soft romance and meaningful ending!
Lia Finch is the teenage daughter of one of the victims to a group only known as “the Swarm”. This organized group of teenagers is wanted for several ...more
Then she hung up before I could think of an articulate rebuttal, leaving me sitting there, mouth gaping like some taxidermized fish.
It’s the side effect of attending a pretentious private school, where people treat Everybody’s Business like it’s a class they can ace and add to their transcripts.
I can’t help but wonder if I’m caught in some sick and twisted Alice in Wonderland dream where my world has turned upside down and nothing is as it seems.
Strength isn’t defined by who can ...more
Well worth the read -- Every Stolen Breath will have you on the edge of your seat!
What I loved :
1. If you couldn’t already tell, I loved the title which hints at the heart-stopping pace of the plot but also symbolizes Lia’s asthma. From the time she was a premie baby, she has stolen every breath to be here.
2. The swarm: a group of teens that beats people to death. They surround their prey like a swarm of bees. ...more
Lia cannot uncover the truth about her father's death by herself. While trying to overcome her own disabilities, ...more
Lia Finch lives in a Chicago that is plagued by The Swarm a mob of crazed teens that target and kill people. After her dad is attacked and killed by The Swarm Lia spends her time investigating the attacks to find out what’s really going on and bring justice to her family and the families of the other victims. This book picks up 2 years after the last Swarm ...more
Thank you to net galley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read this book
When I first started reading, I was hooked in the first chapter with Gabriel’s intense, fast-paced opening scene. From there, the further I got into the story, the harder it was to put down. I loved the plot and the mystery, but what kept me turning the pages were the characters. All of them, including the secondary characters, were so well written. I loved Lia—who’s both flawed and heroic, and I really loved her relationship ...more
I hadn't heard of the flash mob violence in Chicago, even though I live in the suburbs (now that I've looked it up, I know it's scary stuff!), but I was incredibly intrigued at the idea of a book based on the concept. The idea of teenagers organizing violent mobs via social media is pretty scary. And then Gabriel took the concept and made it even scarier: What if the attacks ...more
It did NOT disappoint!
In fact, it had me turning pages well into the night and reaching for it at every opportunity.
The story follows teenager Lia Finch as she puts everything on the line in order to pull her father’s killers out from the shadows. Despite struggling with the loss of her father and some health challenges, Lia is determined to do what it takes to outsmart the Death Mob. She is smart and focused. She's also ...more
Lia is out to catch her father’s murders, a teen gang that her dad believed to be fueled by higher ups in the city. The Swarm surround victims and best them to death. Aside from her two best friends, she’s not sure whom to trust. The mayor’s son Cullen seems to want to protect her, but he’s a bit of a jerk. Ryan, part of The Swarm, claims to have ...more
I don't know if this would be considered dystopian or not, but it definitely gave me some Divergent vibes...maybe because both stories are set in Chicago.
All in all, Every Stolen Breath was a nice one-time read.
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or ...more
*Thank you to the publisher and author for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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