A month long dedication to indie/self-published YA novels
Synopsis: There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.
Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.
For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.
Hiding from a traumatic childhood secret, Callie Lawrence was always known as “Anorexic, Devil Worshiping Callie” in high school. But for her freshman year at the University of Wyoming, Callie plans to make a fresh start. Until she bumps into Kayden Owens, the rich golden boy from high school who is hiding the daily physical abuse he faces at the fists of his father. Guided by Callie’s college version of bucket list, they learn together how to heal and love again.
I’m not one for GIFs and don’t usually use GIFs in reviews, but if there is one that sums up this book it is probably this one:
It seems like everybody in this book is hiding, running or suffering from a traumatic past.