Release Date: November 13, 2012
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Romance, Young Adult
Review Date: May 26, 2014
Rating: 5 bookmarks
Synopsis: Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.
Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.
Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.
Disclaimer: I received this ebook last year courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I don’t remember the last time a story affected me in this way. So many feelings are going on while reading their story, I laughed, I cried...almost. Be warned, this is a tearjerker. If you cry easily, have your tissue handy. You’ll need it. For me this story was harder to take emotionally than reading about kids with cancer. Yes, I know that sounds dreadful, but I’m being honest. My tear ducks remained bone dry when I read The Fault in Our Stars, but I must admit, I was struggling to hold it back once or twice with this book.