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I bought it!
Previously reviewed by the same author:
Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay…until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.
Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve any problem with the right code, but when an online troll’s harassment escalates, she’s truly afraid.
When Rev and Emma meet, they both long to lift the burden of their secrets and bond instantly over their shared turmoil. But when their situations turn dangerous, their trust in each other will be tested in ways they never expected. This must-read story will once again have readers falling for Brigid Kemmerer’s emotional storytelling.
I absolutely loved Letters To The Lost so I was super excited to read this story. I really do like it when you don’t necessarily need to read the previous book to enjoy the book you’re starting. I did read Letters To The Lost first so the characters were wonderfully familiar to me. I love that. Paige Toon (a British writer) does the same thing with her books and I love that familiarity.
This book centres around Rev and Emma who are both battling demons. Rev has been adopted after escaping his abusive father. Understandably, Rev is incredibly affected by his past. When he receives a letter from his father, it brings the trauma back to him. Emma is suffering from her parents’ broken marriage. She keeps her head down and builds a computer game just like her father who she idolises. However, she soon encounters an online troll and the harassment becomes too much to deal with. Rev and Emma meet and bond over their turmoil. Both of their situations become dangerous and their relationship is tested in so many ways.
Rev is such an adorable character. He’s seriously one of the most sweetest characters I’ve read about in a while. He’s a vulnerable character and emotional too. I loved his journey through this story. He had to realise that he was loved and his father was in the wrong. His growth was massive and a joy to read about. I liked Emma as a character, but not as much as I liked Rev. I felt Emma was a bit whiny and horrible to her friend who kept supporting her. I totally got that the internet abuse was awful but I felt more sorry for Rev.
The story had me absolutely gripped. It is incredibly dark and intense at many points, but it kept me flicking through the pages. I devoured it but made myself put it down at points so I could savour it for longer. I look forward to reading more from Brigid in the future.
Would I recommend it?:
Of course 4.5 stars!