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Monday, 15 August 2016

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Serenity by India R. Adams

Book & Author Details:

by India R. Adams
(Forever, #1)
Publication date: July 26th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult


To say I know where this story begins is to say I remember what lifetime started it all…and why. What I do know is this lifetime is hard and cruel…maybe like the rest. That is until I meet him–the light that shines and guides me. To where I don’t know but my soul chooses to follow regardless. I believe it has done this before. I believe I will follow him…forever.

A destructive home life silently tears Serenity, a 16 year old girl, apart until her broken spirit is given a gift in the form of an old journal that sends her a visitor in the night.

Away from the sun I close my eyes
and release myself into the unknown
I hope she is there
I hope she is there…

The cloaked woman teaches Serenity that the lingering feeling of missing a part of her soul, may not be a figment of her imagination and with these words Serenity’s journey, of this lifetime, begins.

The toll on my spirit had slowly broken me down—day by day, night by night, drink by drink, hit by hit—to the limp, fragile, lost girl that Dereck Hamilton . . . carried away.

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5 out of 5 (exceptional)

Serenity is the story of a 16-year-old girl who is 'different' from the norm. She is living a lie, determined that her nearest and dearest don't know what she goes through. She has some incredibly good friends though, who show her their love regardless of what she says. When she is introduced to Dereck, the connection in instantaneous, a twining of the souls. Her life changes, and not always for the better, but her Crew remain with her.

This book is simply intense. It is full of emotion and will have you both laughing at Sky's feisty attitude, and crying at what Serenity deals with. It isn't all about her/them though. All of the Crew will wangle their way into your heart as you read, and they all become family. 

This story is amazing, and I am really hoping for more to come. Dereck is everything a girl could wish for, Pops is what every daddy should be, Rocco is the protective Teddy Bear. I don't think I'm ready for their stories to come to an end just yet. 

If you want something that is intense, heartbreaking, and full of hope, then I can highly recommend this book by India R. Adams. Quite simply, a stunning story.

* I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review. *

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India R Adams is an author/singer/songwriter who has written YA and NA novels such as Blue Waters (A Tainted Waters Novella), My Wolf and Me, Steal Me (A Haunted Roads Novel), Rain (A Stranger in the Woods Novel), Serenity (A Forever Series Novel) and also The Forever Series music.

India was born and raised in Florida but has also been so lucky as to live in Idaho (where she froze but fell in love with the small town life), Austin Texas (where she started her first book, Serenity, and met wonderful artist), and now Murphy, North Carolina (where the mountains have stolen a piece of her heart).

Being a survivor of abuse, has inspired India to let others know they have nothing to be ashamed of. She put her many years of professional theater background to the test and has written fictional stories with a shadow of her personal experiences. She says, “I’m simply finding ways to empower perfect imperfections.”

Another cause India feels needs change, is Sexual Slavery. She has joined forces with jewelers to design beautiful ways to raise money for non-profit organizations. Even though India writes about serious subjects such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, and Human Trafficking, she has a magnificent sense of humor, as do the characters she creates. Perfectly balanced between laughter and tears, her readers see how to empower their own perfect imperfections.

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1 comment:

  1. Great review, Merissa! Glad you liked it! :)