Enigma

Posted May 25, 2016 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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Danielle Bannister
5/25/16
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***MATURE ADULT CONTENT. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNGER READERS***
I’m the girl no one sees. The bum on the street corner you avert your eyes from. The child no one loved. The lost soul no one sees fit to save. A person could go crazy being that alone, but not me. I dug myself out of hell and carried the flames with me. Therapists would call me a pyromaniac if they ever found out my secret. I will always remain an enigma; the puzzle piece that just won’t fit.

Since I’m 18, I’ve decided to take charge of my life. Start over. Get a job…then disappear into the populace on my own terms. That was the plan. Until I ended up in Mullen, Nebraska and met Kyle King. He showed me a quiet peaceful life on a farm that was built with love and warmth. The kind of warmth even my precious fire couldn’t provide. Instead of dismissing me like the rest of the world, he chose to look right at me.

Maybe the world wasn’t so cruel.

Or maybe my downward spiral was just beginning.

I was really excited to read this book. I didn’t read the blurb, but I loved the cover and was intrigued. Plus Bannister is a trusted author, I know whatever she writes will be unique and refreshing. I am delighted to say I was not disappointed.

“I’m not giving up on you.”
“I know,” I said, tears stinging my eyes. “That’s’ why I’m giving up on you.”

Sarah was a dark character. She was broken and beat down by life. She was, however, determined to change her situation, to improve herself. Her darkness is deep-rooted and hard to escape. It’s for this reason that when she meets Kyle she is reluctant to let herself feel anything for him. She doesn’t feel that she deserves it. Kyle is a genuinely good person, and she can’t comprehend how he could care for her. I loved their relationship, and how it grew slowly, and how the reader is able to see that Kyle’s intentions are pure, even though Sarah refuses to think she deserves anything good in her life.

There are a lot of rough moments in the book. Some very bad things have happened to Sarah, and continue to happen to her. Bannister handles these scenes perfectly. I found myself reading at a furious pace, desperate to know the outcome. The writing was so fluid that I lost track of time. I absolutely loved reading Kyle’s POV. I think he may have made my heart ache more than Sarah.

I really can’t recommend this book enough. It is dark and unique, and unlike anything I’ve read before. I cannot wait to read more of this authors writing.

5 stars and a bottle of dark red wine! Enjoy! 

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