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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Song of the Fireflies Reviews



New York Times bestselling author J.A. Redmerski brings us a stunning and heart-wrenching new novel about a couple who find each other in their darkest moment. 

Since they were kids, Elias Kline and Brayelle Bates have been inseparable. When Bray moves to South Carolina, separating the two for the first time, they both at last realize that their innocent childhood friendship has developed into something much more. So when Bray finally returns to Georgia—and to Elias—things between them couldn’t be more perfect…until one fateful night changes everything.

Desperate not to go to prison for a terrible accident, Elias and Bray decide to run. As they try to make the most of their freedom, the two find themselves relying on a rebellious group of people who tempt the duo into a wild and daring new life. But they can’t run from their troubles forever.

As the consequences of their past catch up to them, the couple must finally face reality. Even if they can make it through the unimaginable, Elias knows the truth about Bray’s painful history, and in the end he may not be able to save Bray from herself…


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Review
3 Stars

I'm sitting here at my computer staring at my blogger screen going "What can I say about Song of The Fireflies". This might be the hardest review I have ever written, I generally as a rule don't like to review anything at 3 stars, BUT I did enjoy this book. I didn't love it, but I can't exactly pin point why. I liked the characters, the plot had me on the edge of my seat in anticipation, and the writing was impeccable. So of course I am sure you're asking yourself why only 3 Stars?  I couldn't feel the bond between Elias and Brayelle, it just wasn't there for me, but it could very well be there for you! Also, I didn't care for how they handled the "one fateful night", again this comes to personal preference this was the authors vision and I am not ever going to argue with that, the story is the way it should be, I just personally didn't care for the way Bray and Elias decided to move forward.  BUT things started to get better for me towards the end of the book, maybe about 70% in? I really liked how things were being handled and how the story was progressing, but at the point it was just a little to late for me to give anything more then 3 stars. Which i hate doing because I love JA Redmerski and I will continue to read her books this one just wasn't for me. The plot was what kept me intrigued until the very end it was beyond original and unlike anything I have ever read before. 
But I urge you don't just take my opinion, because seriously I am just one person, if you look at the synopsis and it appeals to you I say give it a try.


** A copy of Song of the Fireflies was provided from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


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Born November 25, 1975, J.A. (Jessica Ann) Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries and is a huge fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead.


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