Surrendering by Michelle Horst
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
This book had an interesting concept. Two kids devastated in different ways by two different cults.
Liam and Mila have huge experiences to overcome and by chance meet each years later. Attending the same college, Liam is practically in love in the shy and quiet Mila and finally has the nerve to ask her out. Unfortunately it is right before he is leaving and only has the summer to have any chance with her. Mila lives in fear, fear that they are coming for her, fear that she didn't do enough, fear that her every day life is a fantasy. She has never taken the time to just live and be a young women. She doesn't date, certainly doesn't have relationships and lives almost on the outskirts of life. Then along come Liam. He is an example of good things happening to bad circumstances. He has friends, has a future but now he wants the one thing that has always alluded him.
Like I said the story had an interesting concept and not everything worked out they way you wanted it to. That was one of the things that I liked the most, I actually like a little disappointment because it gives stories a more real feel. This books packed in a lot of drama and angst and lust. There were some things that I didn't love about the story and it might of been a case of being me and not the book. This is not my typical genre nor my typical characters, there were some reactions and situations that just didn't sit well for me. Also there are parts of the story that seemed long and some that seemed to wrap up too quickly. Overall, I wanted to know how it was going to end and see what happened with Mila and Liam. I was interested in their story and even interested in those around them. It also felt like a fast read, while it was on the heavier side I found myself flying through the pages. I feel like there is more to come from the others that we meet, so I look forward to see where the author goes next.
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