Monday, June 25, 2018


Title: The Last To Let Go
Author: Amber Smith
Published: February 6th 2018 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source: eARC courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Goodreads / Amazon/ Barnes and Noble / IndieBound / Book Depository


Thoughts: I'm easily becoming a fan of Amber Smith. She has this ability to write these captivating (yet uncomfortable) novels that draws you in until the very end. THE LAST TO LET GO is no exception. From the beautiful writing to the unforgettable characters, this novel is one where I might even say I had a hard time letting go of.

To be honest, I read this novel a while ago and have been procrastinating writing this review. How do I put into worlds a book that touched me deeply while also triggering emotions I wasn't sure I had? In the end, I sat down, thought it through, and let the words flow. Once they did, I started realizing how much THE LAST TO LET GO cut through my very core, and I'm so grateful I read it.

Brooke did not live an easy life. She grew up with an abusive father, and one day her mother just snaps, ultimately killing her father. What happened that day (much like Brooke's life) isn't exactly black and white. There's a huge gray area, and what's left in the wake is Brooke's life. Often times, the story is told through the mother's point of view. What happens when you're the child, and you're left with the broken pieces?

The story is beautifully written, there's no doubt about that. The only reason I'm not giving it five stars is, much like THE WAY I USED TO BE, I found many of the characters to be unlikable. There were so many times where I just wanted to jump into the book and scream at them. The thing is, this novel is courageous. It isn't afraid to tell the truth, even if that means hating the people themselves. Sadly though, I'm one of those people that simply gets TOO irritated if I don't love the characters all too much. I can't get over it, and it ends up effecting my relationship with the book.

Like I said, Amber Smith isn't afraid to get down, dirty, and real, and this novel is as real as it gets. I recommend this to those ready to explore novels outside of the happy-go-lucky realm.

Rating:

4 Stars


10 comments:

  1. Syphilis disease in women is also included in one sexually transmitted disease (STD). The disease is caused by a bacterium called Treponema Pallidum which moves from one person to another by penetrating the moist and slimy skin layers such as the vagina, anus and mouth. Early symptoms of syphilis in women are usually characterized by abnormal whitish, such as dark whitish liquid accompanied by itching and sensation of heat in the vagina.

    >> Penis Bengkak

    ReplyDelete
  2. شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض
    الحشرات الضارة قد تقوم بالضرار او الامراض ولكن عليك مكافحة تلك الحشرات من بق الفراش ،الصراصير ، النمل بكل الانواع ، الفئران والقوارض ، مكافحة الوازغ ، مكافحة الحشرات الطائرة من ناموس وهاموش و ذباب ،ايضا مكافحة الحمام.
    شركة مكافحة الفئران بالرياض
    شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بالرياض
    شركة رش دفان بالرياض
    شركة رش مبيدات بالرياض
    شركة مكافحة النمل الاسود بالرياض
    شركة مكافحة بق الفراش بالرياض
    اسعار شركات مكافحة الحشرات بالرياض

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is awesome. I love that it looks so nice but is utilitarian also. Wish we had space for it. It would solve all my clutter issues by the me.
    - earn to die

    ReplyDelete
  4. FYI : Cara mengobati sipilis secara alami yang dimaksud adalah cara pengobatan sipilis dengan berbagai ramuan tradisional yang bisa Anda racik sendiri di rumah. Selain mudah untuk dibuat, cara mengobati sipilis secara alami ini memiliki keunggulan yaitu tidak menimbulkan efek samping, walaupun terkadang ada yang mengalami alergi akan tetapi itu hanya reaksi sementara.

    Selengkapnya >> Mengobati Sipilis

    ReplyDelete
  5. FYI : Penyakit sifilis adalah salah satu dari sekian banyak penyakit menular seksual (PMS) yang sangat umum terjadi pada pria maupun wanita dewasa. Penyakit sifilis ini disebabkan oleh infeksi bakteri yang bernama Treponema Pallidum yang berbentuk cacing spiral dan bergerak kuat saat dilihat pada mikroskop.

    Selengkapnya >> Penyakit Sifilis

    ReplyDelete

I love, love, love comments, and therefore, love you! Thanks for dropping by!