(Dark Road Series, #1)
Publication date: September 29th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Sixteen-year-old Bella Kynaston has been the victim of a brutal rape, by someone she can only describe as ‘the scar-faced man.’ With little recollection of what happened, she must somehow rebuild her life. Being the person she once was proves more difficult than she imagined.
To complicate matters, Bella has just met Jeremiah Detrone, the new guy in school. He’s attractive, funny, and smart. All things she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend. Too bad she’s conflicted over so many unexpected emotions. Without realizing it, she falls down a rabbit hole and begins walking a dangerous line between addiction and self-preservation.
As Bella works together with the police to bring her attackers to justice, will she be able to see it through to the end? And even if she does, will it only bring her more pain and misery? Or will she find an anchor in Jeremiah and figure out how to move forward?
Author Bio: Krys Fenner has been infinitely passionate about writing and helping people for as long as she can remember. To date, she has published two books, numerous poems, and is now avidly working on a fantasy series. Krys received an Associate of Arts in Psychology and is currently working on her B.A.
To find out more about Krys Fenner and her upcoming book releases, visit her official website: www.krysfenner.com
MY THOUGHTS -
Wow! For a book that started out so slow for me in the beginning - I really ended up loving this book and now can't wait to read the next one in the series.
As I said, it took me a while to really get into this one. Nothing seemed to be happening. I knew something was going to happen so I just kept reading. Then about 1/3 of the way in it started getting really intense, a lot of action, suspense, and kept you guessing on every page. There are also quite a few heartfelt moments, and parts were a little sad. So the last part of the book well make up for the slow beginning. I read the last 2/3 almost in one sitting.
This book was pretty clean for the most part - no overly graphic details and no sex (besides the rape and that is not detailed either). This shows you that a book, even about a rape can still be really good and suspenseful and edgy and be clean at the same time.
Good solid character development. I liked Bella and her friends. I really liked Jeremiah "Miah" and how sweet and respectful he was to Bella. He was a guy you could truly take home to mother! A couple of her friends were a little sketchy and you weren't sure what was going on with them, but that was just part of the guessing game the books puts you into. And the "bad guy", creepy! His character was done very well!
The ending is left wide open! Of course because you need to read book two - Damaged. I really did enjoy this book and will continue the series. And - a little added extra - LOVED the cover! Isn't it awesome?
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours ~ Thank You!
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