by Sarah Beard
- SKU: 5119775
By Colleen, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This was a sweet Y.A. romance fit for not just teens, but adults as well. Aria is struggling to overcome hardships that seem to pursue her while a senior in High School. Thomas shows up in her life when she least expects it. As their friendship grows, the bitter taste of death tears them apart. Thomas gave hope to Aria when she needed it the most, but then shuts Aria out when he needs her the most. Will she ever see him again? Will he be forgiven and also forgive himself when he feels his hardships are too much? Will their destiny be apart?
Sarah did a great job creating these characters! I felt all the anguish and pain as if I were living that life. When the book starts out with fear and questions that need to be answered, it draws the reader in with a sense of urgency to know what the outcome will be.
You want Aria and Thomas to be together forever and have a happily ever after. But life gets in the way as it does most of the time and things can change. I wasn't too excited about Devin coming into the picture. Because I was still hoping Thomas would show up. But the more I got to know Devin, he opened up Aria to life and love again. I am not a fan of love triangles, if you could call it that in this book, but in the end I was satisfied with the results and I think you will be too.
By Jessi, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Gorgeous writing, gripping story, and beautiful characters. It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that has made me feel so many different emotions, and left my heart buzzing with electricity. The best part is, this book manages to be passionate while also being clean. I will be sharing this one with everyone I know!
By Stephanie, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Ok, ok, ok. I'll admit, I avoided picking up and starting this book because, well, I knew that once I started, I wouldn't be able to put it down. And I was right! I started reading this book and I stressed and worried about Aria until I finally finished it. From the very first couple of pages I was drawn into Aria's story....
Aria is a senior in high school and her life is far from perfect. Her mothers death several years earlier still causes her much pain. Her father refuses to grieve and denies Aria an opportunity to heal when he takes all of her mothers precious things and locks them away telling Aria that it is "best to forget the past." Her father has specifically forbidden Aria to play on the piano, locking the parlor and locking his heart. One night they argue and Aria flees to the sanctuary of an old treehouse observatory on a neighboring property. She feels safe there, secure, until early one morning her privacy is disturbed by the high school boy, Thomas, who just moved onto the property with his parents. As he patiently befriends her he carefully uncovers her secrets and her talent at the piano. He encourages her to audition for Julliard and helps her stand up to her father offering her a home with his family. When a tragedy destroys everything Thomas holds dear it causes him to disappear leaving Aria alone to make her way in the world... yet she not alone as she discovers the music within herself....and she learns to heal her broken heart.