Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Every Shattered Thing by Elora Nicole Ramirez

Stephanie fights reality every day. The voices inside, the ones declaring her worth, deem her broken, used and dirty. She is an object. A toy. Something to be tossed aside when bored. Who will believe her if she whispers the truth about her wrecking ball of a family? Eventually, her secret explodes and the person who means the most to her knows just how shattered she is and why she's so afraid. But rescue is closer than she realizes. Hidden in plain sight, her horror hasn’t been ignored by everyone. Racing against the truth of what she faces, forces are joining together and developing a plan to free her from the hell in her own backyard. And while she’s at her lowest point, she’s hit with the beauty of love at any cost - redemption in the face of ruin. Will it be enough?

First line:
Sunrises make me feel alive.
review copy from author
5 sunrises out of 5
I am absolutely in love with this book. It has dark, awful, incomprehensible themes in it, yet it is so full of hope and love. Stephanie's life revolves around her love for Kevin (her boyfriend), Emma (her former high school English teacher and best friend), and Pacey (her little brother). Those people also surround her with love. She finds hope in the sunrise, the beginning of a new day. Her father beats her and does other horrible, unspeakable things to her. Yet somehow, she is not a bitter person. Rather she learns to find joy in the small things.

Kevin. Ugh, how do I describe him. Perfect? Amazing? Sweet? All those words are inadequate for the loveliness of Kevin. He is uber sweet, loves Stephanie, and will do anything to protect her. Emma is the awesome best friend. She's there for Stephanie and always trying to help. She and her husband view Stephanie as there daughter, and are very protective of her. I loved all three of these people and couldn't get enough of them!!

That ending!!!! Please, someone, anyone, tell me there's a sequel! I need to know if he finds her!! I can't live not knowing!!!!

Every Shattered Thing is perfect people who enjoy darker books with a resounding theme of hope.

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