5 out of 5 Shattered Soul ~ Jennifer Snyder
"Life. Life's a bitch and then you die. So,fuck the world and let's get high."
That is the opening statement of this book. I'm going to tell you after reading the synopsis I was expecting a very dark and emotional read.
When Seth first sees Ali he thinks she is the closest thing to an angel he has ever seen. Lets just say that Seth's home life is less then ideal with a drunk for a mother and a drug dealer for a brother . Meeting Ali seems to flip a switch inside of Seth he starts turning down things he hadn't before. Tho he learns Ali is as innocent as she seems, she could never imagine what his life was like. I honestly wish Seth could have grow up under different circumstances he deserved so much more. Seth realizes that even tho he thought Ali had the perfect life, that having two parents doesn't make everything automatically hunky dory. Seth resents his want of drugs, but feels like he has no choice thanks to his brother.
The authors ability to describe this tragic world of drugs was amazing, she in no way glamorizes it. She describes it as sad, dirty and addicting. When Seth lets Ali try the meth I swear to you I was on the edge of my seat terrified. I honestly wouldn't have changed a thing about this story it was beautifully tragic. If you need to read HEA's I suggest you stay away. I think this was more of a novella, or I just read it so fast that it felt like one? Either way even with the length this book lacked nothing, it will engage your emotions and drag you I to this brutally ugly world. I cried. Plain and simple it engaged me that much. If you can stand dark emotional read go and get this.
If seventeen-year-old Seth Bradson were to describe his life in two words, those would be the two he’d choose. Seth prefers to cope with his crappy existence by spending his days in a drug-induced haze. But when Ali Carson steps into his life, Seth finds something he’s subconsciously been seeking—a new drug, one that consumes his mind unlike any other.
In a moment of unforgivable weakness, Seth allows Ali to try crystal meth, his most addictive temptation. This single event begins the unraveling of both their lives and forces Seth to learn the definition of regret the hard way.
GR Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11405558-shattered-soul
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is an instant coffee lover with an obsession for spiral bound notebooks and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.
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