Well I just got to say Cindy you were right..... I am completely blown away. I kept it together until the middle of Ch. 18 and I just lost it. This book is truly remarkable. This is a book that makes you FEEL... I sent the author a message last night, your making my belly hurt(remember I got 5 kids, cut me a break). It is heartbreakingly unbelievably AMAZING. I read A LOT, they are very few authors that make me FEEL, make me really think, make the story leap off the pages like it is happening all around me. I fall into books all the time. Don't get me wrong I love the authors that I read, the stories that they tell. But for an author to touch you soooo deeply is rare for me. To make you want to yell, to cry, to scream at the pages... RARE.... The story is leaping off the pages, immersing you in this totally believable world. A world that in todays climate really touches your heart.
She is weaving this story around me and I cant stop reading. When I put it down, I am still FEELING for these characters. I am still thinking about the book and whats going to happen next. I have been reading much lighter books, FABULOUS reads but lighter. This I was not prepared for, but wanted to have good chat with the author. I have heard nothing but positive feed back about this book. But still left it unread on my ipad because I knew Jessica was going to invoke far too much emotion, my gut told me so.
Well I was not wrong, but I was not prepared to be this impressed or awed. This book, Because of You is an absolute MUST read. It will touch you in ways you can not imagine. Off the top of my head there is one other author that makes me yearn, cry and twists me up inside. This authors characters also leaped off the pages. I remember working at Borders and opening the new release boxes and calling my BFF Dawn and squeeling because I was holding Max & Gina's book. We talked about them like they were family. I remember texting her over and over is he dead, is he dead and her saying read the damn book(I let her read particular book first). Such emotion this authors books provoked getting angry at the author for not doing what I wanted... LOL... As I am editing this, another author also comes to mind. A paranormal romance author, she to makes me yell and cry when I read her... No hints for her, it would be toooo easy to guess. She to invokes a ton of emotion from her readers.....
This is the level of GREATNESS you get from this book, Because of You.... And it's her first book....(that I know of). Mind blowing..... I am so excited that she will be coming to chat with us tomorrow night. I miss my store all the more because I can't tell everyone to reads this.. If you don't, you are soooo missing out.
So check it out, come on over 9:30 eastern time Friday January 13th and talk to Jessica Scott....I am off to read more, probably cry more...
HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!!!!!
PS Who are the other authors I am referring to?????? How do you do FEEL about books like this????