2. ruj 2013.

Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala

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Book summary:
Joy Delamere is suffocating...

From asthma, which has nearly claimed her life. From her parents, who will do anything to keep that from happening. From delectably dangerous Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out.

Joy can take his words—tender words, cruel words—until the night they go too far.

Now, Joy will leave everything behind to find the one who has offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. She will become someone else. She will learn to survive. She will breathe... if only she can get to Creed before it’s too late.
           Holly Cupala is one of the authors my girl Glass put on my list called - authors-you-must-meet and I obeyed. Of course she was right. She always is. In the world of contemporary novels where everything is pink and lovely and where all stories get the happy ending it was time for reality and to discover more of a real world. 

          Because of Glass' review I was prepared for that mostly, but when it hits you it also makes you realize that you emotions you cannot prepare. Homelessness is something we're all really aware of to some extend but what really happens and how that world works is sometimes a mystery. You realize that it's not just finding food and surviving but it's also fighting. We get to meet this world through Asher, a boy who is one of the people in the story. A boy who has unfortunate story. We of course wouldn't get to meet Asher if it wasn't for Joy. Her name tells you one thing but her life is another story. She is not suffocating just because of asthma, but because of her parents who don't let her breathe. She must find a way to live her life again and to be the person she wants to be. It brings some troubles and she probably doesn't pick the best way but one thing is sure it opens her eyes. You won't only fear for the two of them but also for other young people who had to survive the rough life. 

         From my words you can see that this story will make you think, mostly about your life and it'll show you that happiness is really in small things and that you have to be grateful even though you aim for more. You should always aim for more, but never forget it could be worse.

Rating: 5 stars. 

Until the next time,

42 komentara:

  1. I really enjoyed this one too, very powerful, and made me think too

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  2. Wow, I really need to check this out. I love powerful books and it's been awhile since I last read one, so this seems to be right up my alley. Thanks for sharing, Tanja, and wonderful review!(:

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    1. I hope you'll get a chance to read it :) Thanks Keertana :)

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  3. Ooo I have this one in my TBR pile as well because of all the great reviews I remember reading about it. I am so glad this one lived up to your expectations as well!

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    1. I really hope you'll get to read it soon :) Thanks :)

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  4. I love books like these that spread an underlying philosophical message. I've been meaning to give this book a try, but for some reason, it slipped my mind. I will definitely add this to my wish-list, Tanja!
    Wonderful review as always! :)

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    1. I hope you'll give it a try, cause this one carries a really good meaning :) Thanks Nick :)

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  5. I've had this book for a long time and still haven't read it. Your review just pushed it up on my to-read list.
    Thanks got the review, Tanja!

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    1. I hope you'll get to read it soon :) Thanks :)

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  6. This sounds intense and bittersweet, wonderful review, and I love when bookish friends introduce us to our next favorite author, wonderful review!

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    1. I also love to meet some new authors and their work :) Thanks Kim :)

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  7. Lovely review, Tanja! It sounds like a beautiful message in a dark life. :)

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  8. I remember having a copy of this and giving it away! I didn't even read it. Now I totally regret that as it sounds like this story packs a punch. I'm really glad it managed to impress you. Lovely review, Tanja! :)

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    1. You should have read it first Sam. I hope you'll get another chance to read it. Thanks :)

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  9. Oh that cover is gorgeous! I haven't even heard of it. I love how you always introduce new books to me:) I love when a book surprises you in the most unexpected ways and seems like this is exactly what happened to you. Yay for 5 stars! That's superb! Hope whatever you're reading right now is able to live up to this pretty:)

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    1. I'm glad I always find something good for you ;) Thanks Siiri :)

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  10. Ohhh I love the more grittier reads. This sounds like a great book. Wonderful review, Tanja.

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  11. I've been really curious about this book. I almost bought it once, but put it back on the shelf at the store. But now I wish I had gotten it! Great review :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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    1. Maybe you'll get another chance ;) Thanks Janina :)

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  12. I remember Glass' raving review for this one and I'm so glad to hear that you loved it as well. I love happy stories but sometime the realistic ones are the one that touches my heart and becomes my favorite. Thanks for sharing this, Tanja! Awesome review :)

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    1. Yes we both loved it :) Thanks Aman :))

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  13. This is such a beautiful review Tanja, I have a copy of this so can't wait to dive in, I adore books which deal with raw situations! :)

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    1. I really hope you'll get to read it soon :) Thanks Jasprit :)

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  14. Wow this sounds like quite an amazing book! I might have to grab myself a copy and give it a read!
    Nice review Tanja :)

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    1. I hope you'll give it a try and read it :) Thanks Nara :)

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  15. I've had this one sitting on my shelf for a while and just havent brought myself to read it yet, but your review has me excited but ready for heartache. Great review!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. I really hope you'll get to it soon then :) Thanks Teresa :)

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  16. Oh god, I don't think I've ever really read a book about someone homeless. It is such a foreign concept for me. This sounds like a really intense and hard hitting book. Thanks for your review Tanja! :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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    1. It's really emotional. Yeah you said it better than me :) Thanks Janhvi :)

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  17. I should have read this book last year, Holly is a local author after all. I have heard some great things about this one and your review was a reminder that this needs to get read!

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    1. You should have and then meet her :) I hope you'll get to it soon :)

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  18. Wow, this sounds like a tough, emotional read. I need to read this sometime when I think I can handle it. Thanks for the review, Tanja!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. It really is :) I hope you'll enjoy it Wendy. Thanks :)

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  19. This review makes me SO happy. Holly is one of my most favorite people (I actually know her in real life) and this book absolutely blew my socks off. It hasn't gotten much attention lately so I'm glad you reviewed it!

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    1. Really? Wow that's amazing. Yes she really is an amazing writer. Thanks :)

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  20. I love stories that make you think about your life. I've had a copy of this I've been wanting to read. Really need to make time to dust it off and dive in!

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    1. I really hope you'll get to read it soon. :)

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  21. I thought I've seen this cover on here before! Thanks for reminding me of this book. Homelessness isn't discussed as much as it should in this day and age. Books of course tend to break cycles like that one and teach us things or give us insight in issues we really need to start thinking about (:

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    1. I agree it should be discussed more. We don't have such a big problem with homelessness here but still it's a worldwide problem. :)

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