[I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review]
First off, cliffhanger?! Really? I haven’t encountered one in ages. Thanks for that, by the way.
Now, the number of times I swooned was literally interminable. The first date was so damn alluring! Blake was irresistibly charming. And Jace was such a sweetheart, I loved how close he was to Eva and how they had their own inside jokes and certain tendencies. Sandra’s accident had such a great impact on the story; a turning point that was clearly essential. I basically knew what Eva had been experiencing before running away to uni from the very first chapter, but I didn’t expect it to be a little different from what I formerly thought it was; so that came as a shock. Eva sometimes served as a pain in the ass, some of her decisions I did not necessarily understand. But I could tell how much time Grande spent materializing her characters and their personalities. The way she wrote the book made it look so easy, but the aptitude was apparent.
I NEED A DAMN SEQUEL RIGHT NOW.
How can you begin to live again when you’ve already been forced to… die?
Evangelina Ricci is trapped in a world that’s a never-ending nightmare, a constant ache in which consumes her every breath. Unable to bear the torture any longer, she does the one thing she can to take back control.
With her best friend Jace in tow, Evangelina attempts to escape her darkened past by leaving for college and diving head first into an aggressive schedule, determined with everything she is to make a name for herself. There’s only one problem—she can’t run away from the demons she struggles with. The demons that’ll forever be there, locked inside, battering her soul. Hiding behind a flawless façade, Evangelina faces her ghosts until her world is turned upside down, invaded by… him.
Blake Turner. Sweet, witty, flirtatious and drop-dead gorgeous, he finds Evangelina at every turn. Scared he’ll uncover the truth she keeps so well guarded, Evangelina tries her best to put on her act, deterring him like she has so many times before—only this guy’s different. He’s relentless. Utterly, absolutely and completely relentless. He sees her and he wants her and won’t stop until she’s his.
Will Evangelina succeed in pushing Blake away? Or will he break down her walls and be the person to make her realize life is worth living?