Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Review: K.A Tucker's "In her Wake (A Ten Tiny Breaths Novella)."

5 Hearts Review: K.A Tucker's "In her Wake (A Ten Tiny Breaths Novella)."

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Before you knew him as Trent in Ten Tiny Breaths, he was Cole Reynolds—and he had it all. Until one night when he makes a fatal, wrong decision…and loses everything.

When a drunken night out at a Michigan State college party results in the death of six people, Cole must come to terms with his part in the tragedy. Normally, he’d be able to lean on his best friends—the ones who have been in his life since he could barely walk. Only, they’re gone. Worse, there’s the shattered body of a sixteen-year-old girl lying somewhere in a hospital bed, her entire life ripped from her because of a case of beer and a set of keys.

Everyone assures him that they know it wasn’t intentional, and yet he can’t ignore the weight of their gazes, the whispers behind his back. Nor can he shake the all-consuming guilt he feels every time he thinks of that girl who won’t so much as allow him near her hospital room to apologize. As the months go by and the shame and loneliness festers, Cole begins to lose his grip on what once was important—college, his girlfriend, his future. His life. It’s not until Cole hits rock-bottom that he can begin to see another way out of his personal hell: forgiveness.

And there’s only one person who can give that to him…

Review: Surj Harvey

I destroyed her life and then got caught in the wake. 
And I realize now that it’s exactly where I’m meant to be.

K.A Tucker's "Ten Tiny Breaths" was one hell of an amazing read and Trent... well it was difficult not to fall head over heels in love with him. Unfortunately, his story was a tragic one and as much as I'd worked out his connection to Kasey Cleary very early on, it didn't make what unfolded any less heart breaking. To say I was a little excited when the author announced we'd be getting a prequel to TTB is an understatement. I was desperate for more Trent but I had a feeling "In her Wake" wouldn't be an easy read and I was right. From the first page to the last, I felt an ache in my chest that just wouldn't go away and the further I progressed into Trent's book, the more the tears threatened to spill and the more I just wanted to make everything better for him. Want a story that's full to the brim with raw emotion, than look no further, this is definitely it.

“I’m so sorry. For everything. If I could take it back, could change it, I would. I swear it. 
I’d trade my life in a heartbeat.”

One night... one bad decision is all it took to change the lives of so many people. Relationships were torn apart, dreams were lost into the abyss of depression and futures became more of a nightmare than something to look forward to. It was difficult not to be affected by Trent's story and although I should have maybe felt some anger towards him, I just couldn't because I could see that he was living in his own personal hell. K.A Tucker made it so that I felt his pain, guilt and  the weight of blame that he carried on his shoulders and I wouldn't wish that on anyone. 

"In her Wake" told of the lengths one man would go to try and right a wrong. Did he go about it in the correct manner? If you haven't read TTB, you'd probably think he was one crazy weirdo. For those of you who read the book, you'll know how it all unravels. For me, this book really did tie up the "Ten Tiny Breaths Series" perfectly. I loved getting the opportunity to rummage around in Trent's head even if it did leave me feeling devastated. If you haven't read the series, I can't recommend it enough and this book gets another 5 Hearts from me. Go click... you really don't want to miss out!!! 

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