Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Breathing Series - reviews

Reason to Breathe is the first book in the highly emotional Breathing Series from Rebecca Donovan.

Emma Thomas is beautiful, smart, strong and goes through high school trying not to exist. She buries herself in school work to avoid the disturbing reality that is her life.  Emma lives with her aunt who emotionally, verbally and physically abuses her and her uncle who doesn't acknowledge the fact. When Evan Matthews shows up as a new student he completely turns her world upside down. 

This book was so emotionally disturbing to read but it was one of those books that you just can't put down. Make sure when you read it you have the second book readily available because there is on hell of a cliffhanger! 

 Wow. Speechless. Barely breathing is just as intense and emotional as the first book. 

Six months after the night from hell in Reason to Breathe, Emma is staying with her best friend Sara, when she decides to go live with her alcoholic mother.  Not a very good situation for Emma to be in especially since her mother never remembers half of what she says and does when she is sober. Rachel's new, younger boyfriend Jonathan befriends Emma and they realize that they have a lot  more in common than they think. Both are dealing with past issues of abuse and begin a relationship that they can't explain.  

There are so many twists and turns and ups and downs in this book. Just when you think everything is going to turn out okay Miss Donovan turns it up a notch and we are left in total shock with another cliffhanger! Just breathe! And wait for Out of Breath which will be out next year!

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