Before the Blog is a weekly blog meme hosted by Karis Jacobstein over @ YA Litwit. It’s an opportunity to showcase books a blogger read and loved prior to starting their blog . I love this idea because there are so many amazing books I haven’t reviewed on A Novel Glimpse because I read them a long time ago. The only rules to this meme are to answer the following questions about the book chosen to review:
- Why did you choose this book?
- When did you read this book?
- Who would you recommend this book to?
Publication Date: January 10, 2013
Publisher: Claire Contreras
Blake Brennan’s past is a mystery to her. She lost her parents violently as a young child and was sent to be raised by her loving aunt. When her aunt died, Blake was raised by a woman named Maggie along with Aubrey, Cole, Dean and Becky. They became her family.
Now that Blake’s an adult, the death of her parents continues to haunt her. Blake decides to search for the truth about their death. Doing so unleashes a series of events that bring the past and future together. Blake must decide which is more important to her: the truth or the lives of her family.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Why did you choose this book?
Because I absolutely loved it. It has everything: a steamy romance, suspense, mystery, twists and turns, and amazing characters. It also has an AMAZING ending and a big cliffhanger! (But don’t worry because the second novel, Darkness Before Dawn, is already out.) I didn’t want to put it down. I was so hooked that I read it every chance I got.
When did you read this book?
I read it this past February after having read Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras. I liked that book so much that I decided to read more of her novels.
Who would you recommend this book to?
Read. This. Book. Seriously. Read it.
I think there are aspects of it almost any reader would like. Well, I should probably say mature readers. There is explicit language and sexual content.