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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Shattering Truths (Deadly Veils #1) by Kyrian Lyndon

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Shattering Truths
by Kyrian Lyndon
(Deadly Veils, #1)
Publication date: January 30th 2017
Genres: Suspense, Young Adult


She was left fighting her demons alone . . .

For sixteen-year-old Danielle DeCorso, the old house in Glastonbury was an eerie place to grow up. Coping with mental health challenges exacerbated by a traumatic family dynamic, Danielle watches from the window for two men in a dusty black sedan who keep circling the house and harassing her with phone calls. The two predators drugged her and her cousin, Angie, and then lured them from Pleasure Beach in Bridgeport to a secluded cottage on Long Beach West. She remembers feeling dizzy, the room spinning. She recalls screaming, crying, fighting, and then slipping in and out of consciousness. Angie, however, has no recollection of the incident.

When Danielle attempts to jog Angie’s memory and convince their best friend, Farran, that the two strangers had victimized them, no one seems to believe her. Alone in her pain, Danielle remains guarded, obsessed, and withdrawn. Soon she is sinking deeper into a tumultuous world of adolescent isolation and change. Grief, guilt, and anger send her spiraling into an even darker place.

Tormented by terrifying nightmares, she fears she will lose her sanity, or possibly her soul. Is she having post-traumatic stress hallucinations, as one of her friends suggest, or are her recurring nightmares as real as they seem? Trapped in an unyielding emotional bondage, Danielle continues the fight to reclaim her power. Startling revelations awaken her newfound spirit, inspiring a once naïve girl to grow into a woman of defiance and courage.

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3 out of 5 (good)

Shattering Truths is the first book in the Deadly Veils series, and details the events of a sixteen-year-old girl called Danielle. Together with her cousin, she is drugged and sexually assaulted. However, her cousin can't remember anything, so Dani is forced to deal with it by herself. It doesn't help that the two men are harassing her by parking near her home and phone calls. The story tells you how she copes with what life is throwing at her, the friendships she makes, and the decisions she has to make. 

Whilst the story is a good one, it gets lost in Danielle's memories and loses some of its impact. There is no clear definition between her 'talking' right now and memories of her past. It changes suddenly, sometimes a memory is thrown into the middle of a conversation that she is having with someone. I understand that the history is important to the story, but this just made it feel a bit jerky.

With an abundance of characters who all have their own stories to tell, there is a lot going on in this book. This is a good story, it just felt a bit muddled to me. If you are looking for a literary piece of work, with no romance, then I can definitely recommend this book.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

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Kyrian Lyndon is the author of Shattering Truths, the first book in her Deadly Veils series. She has also published two poetry collections, A Dark Rose Blooms, and Remnants of Severed Chains. Kyrian began writing short stories and fairy tales when she was just eight years old. In her adolescence, she moved on to poetry. At sixteen, while working as an editor for her high school newspaper, she wrote her first novel, and then completed two more novels at the ages of nineteen and twenty-five. 

Born and raised in Woodside, Queens, New York, Kyrian was the middle of three daughters born to immigrants —her father from Campochiaro, Italy; her mother from Havana, Cuba. She has worked primarily in executive-level administrative positions with major New York publishing companies. She resides on Long Island in New York.

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  1. It sounds intense; thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Sounds like a really good read! Thanks!

  3. I liked the synopsis, sounds good.

  4. Oh this sounds really good! I have read anything by Kyrian Lyndon before. Cant wait to read this!

  5. Thank you for introducing me to this book, it sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading!

  6. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway