Thursday, 26 June 2014

Book Review: By A Thread - R.L. Griffin

I get ridiculously lazy when I have to actually do the reviews of books if too much time has passed after I'm finished reading a book but seriously, I think I should do my reviews as soon as I have read them so I can remember how I feel about the book

The Goodreads description:

Stella's future was set, and it was a bright one. She was engaged to a man she adored, and was headed to law school in the fall. Tragically, her perfectly planned future ends just as it was beginning.

With no ties to family or friends, Stella finds herself alone in a new city, spiraling out of control. Her typical day comes to a close with her passed out on the floor; sometimes clothed.

Luckily, her new roommate, essentially a stranger, is dead set on getting Stella past her grief and back to functioning within society. Putting one foot in front of the other, she climbs up from the bottom of a bottle. Even with all her progress, Stella walks through life unfeeling, numb. Defiant, she sends out warning signals for the world to keep away. But, is that what she really wants?

With the steadfast help of a few tight knit friends, she gradually begins to feel again. She starts to savor the flavor of food again; lets herself notice how the handsome bartender glances at her. Still, after allowing herself a fling, she wonders if she will ever be able to let go of her shattered past, fully enjoy the present, or get over what she thought would be her perfect future and with the man who destroyed her heart

Here's my goodreads review:

By a Thread (By a Thread, #1)By a Thread by R.L. Griffin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stella, the main character is not an easy person to understand because she has been given circumstances that are unimaginable.
It became clear that had the novel started too far in advance of the incident which shapes the book I may not have liked her too much.
I enjoyed this novel more than I thought I would and found myself thoroughly invested in the story and the characters. I didn't realise there was a follow up to the book and now I can't wait to read it.
Great writing by R.L. Griffin

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Can I just say this book seriously surprised me. While at times I thought it's predictable there were still so many twists and turns. The Prologue will get you hooked and believe me all the chapters in between are worth it..
I wasn't sure how I would feel about the short chapters but it actually didn't bother me while I was reading the novel.

I think El would have been your pretty girl with the perfect life, save for the incident forcing a change which made her stronger than she would have ever guessed. 

The last couple of chapters will literally have you guessing because as you think you know what's going to happen you are caught off-guard.

What are you currently reading?

PS: I realise I just posted book reviews last week but as I said in the beginning of this post, I'm going to try and review the books as soon as I'm done reading them

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