Title: INTO THE FIRE
Author: Michele G Miller
Source: eARC from author for review
At fifteen, an accident turned my world upside down. Scarred in every way possible, I shut down, finding comfort by self-inflicting pain.
I’ve grown accustomed to the truths of my life, but I’m tired.
Tired of this reality...
Tired of the need...
Of the pain...
I’m weary of being this person...
Of being alone...
Though, I’m more afraid of letting someone in.
It’s been five years.
Can I return home and face my fears? Overcome the pain?
It’s time to find out.
For too long, the story of my life has been one of horror.
I want my fairy tale.
I want my prince, my happily ever after.
The question is, does it want me?
'Wrecked' is a series of stand-alone novels following characters introduced in the 'From The Wreckage' series.
Dani's story - Into The Fire is a YA/NA Crossover Drama/Romance and can be read without reading 'From The Wreckage'.
It’s not every day that I feel the need to press the cold of tip of the blade into my skin and watch my blood bubble up. It’s only the darkest days. The days when I sit for hours staring at the sky, the ceiling, the dent in the sheetrock of my wall. The days when nothing anyone says or does will pull me from the dark abyss of my own mind. Those are the days when I wait until the house is quiet, before finding the absolution at the tip of the blade and the slice of my skin.
I usually blurb my first part of a review. Just a little summary of what I think the book is about. But this is one of those books you just have to read to feel, to know, to understand. It took about halfway through getting to know Dani and her past. The last half is what she does with the pieces of her past. Does she pick them up and move on? Or will she allow her past to slowly and painfully kill her?
Back when we first met Dani in the Wreckage series, there was a split second I didn’t trust her. Soon that moment blew over and I cared for this girl. It wasn’t to the extent I cared for Jules and West, but then again, that wasn’t her story. When I finally got to read this book, her story, I became her biggest fan. We finally see her past and now know what makes her tick…or should I say what makes her a ticking time bomb.
I got to a certain point of the book, not even done with it yet, and determined it was one of my favorites of this year already. How can that be? I haven’t even finished it yet. The author could very well take it and wreck the ending. But she didn’t. And I will say that the last half, the author would shred my emotions and then beautifully redeem herself a few pages later. You’d think that this would only happen once, maybe twice. You’d think that huh? But no. The author took something so raw and painful and had us go through it several times. Why? Because that is the way life is. It is not something that resolves itself the next morning. And I applaud this author for taking such a serious topic and not sugar coating it. I don’t have experience with Dani’s addiction, but I can only imagine everything that happens is the close to the real deal and a lot people get.
My heart is still recuperating a couple days later after finishing this book. Yes, that good. So, I absolutely, 100 % recommend this story. Pick it up today and get at it. 5 Stars All The Way!