Saturday, February 16, 2013
*Review 5 stars * The Lonely By Tara Brown
The truth is subjective to what the lonely lets in.
Emalyn Spicer has lived with it for a long time. She thinks it goes back further than her memories do. She knows it goes back further than the OCD.
When she arrives at college, her OCD's and the lonely refuse to let her have her wish to be normal.
When she meets Sebastian and starts to fall for him, she lets herself believe it's possible to outrun the things chasing her from the past. But how to you get away from the things inside of you? How do you run from yourself?
Just as she gives up and succumbs to the lonely, the unthinkable happens. She finds herself once again trapped in the dark, once again held against her will.
This time she meets the lonely head on. In the darkest corners of her mind, she discovers there is more to her world than she ever imagined. She discovers that the lonely was there for her, protecting her from herself and her secrets.
How far would you go to find yourself?
This novel will be rated 17+
Don't forget to check out the companion novel, The Lost Boy
This is a first book for me by Tara Brown.It was in one word Amazing.Truly a great read. Emalyn Spicer suffers from OCD and has a mysterious benefactor. She goes to college and her OCD starts to overtake her.Luckily she has her friend rooming with her and has met Sebastian.Her Benefactor is someone that keeps tabs on her,She also has a driver to drive her around and keep her safe.Suddenly her world is turned upside down.
I cannot express how great a book this is.The synopsis does not do it justice.The twists and turns of this book were exquisite.I did however figure out who the benefactor was a bit before Emalyn figured it out.The way Eli helped her overcome her issues was pretty dramatic..but in an odd way it worked.Its definitely a love story about two broken people finding each other and finding love,It is not that cut and dry but thats what makes it so good! I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this other then it had to end.I have to hold out hope that their story is not over because I would love to continue reading about them.