on March 6th, 2015
Genres: Psychological Thriller, Romantic Suspense
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I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
You may notice me, but you will never know me.
I prefer it that way.
I am the daughter of a monster.
Born from blood and lies.
Dead before I have truly lived.
But Elian tells me that I'm different.
He tells me that I'm beautiful.
That I'm an enigma wrapped in irresistibly complicated skin.
Elian says that he loves me.
These words terrify me.
I can't trust love.
Because I fear the beast inside.
It threatens to drown Elian and his sweet, unconditional love.
It's a beast that will destroy everything.
The Contradiction of Solitude by A. Meredith Walters just broke me. I’m exhausted, spent, broken and lost. This story has toyed with me, with my emotions. It left me reeling, my mind confused, my heart torn to shreds.
I don’t know if I should cry or scream or rock back and forth in the corner. I want to do it all. I don’t want to do anything but sit here, stare at the wall and figure out what the hell I just read. This was different. And that word isn’t even strong enough. This book put me through hell, my emotions at a disarray, making me wonder if I should yell at the author or congratulate her for the most twisted mind-fuck of a book ever written. I was holding on to hope with all my strength, trying to see the good in the characters, repulsed by their ugliness. I’m disgusted, appalled and at the same time excited and elated to have read such a gem, such a piece of art.
I won’t tell you anything about the story or the character. Not only because I can’t without giving it away, but because I don’t want to. You need to experience this story for yourself. You need to feel it, allow it swallow you up whole just to spit you outÔÇöforever changed. It’s an experience like no other. It will make you hate, it will make you cry, it will leave you devastated and shattered, and although you’ll feel like you need a therapist, you’ll love it. Because it’s brilliant. The story, the writingÔÇönothing short of genius.
If you read one book this year or one book ever, make it this one.
Because there aren’t enough stars to do this book justice. Although I guess I will never look the same at stars ever again after reading this. I’ll just sit in my chair now and cry for the characters, the story and my broken heart.
5+ I’ll-never-be-the-same-again stars.
~Review by Paula
(Previously posted on TBE)