Monday, July 30, 2012

Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan

5+ Stars
(The Breathing Series book 2)

Emma’s struggle with an abusive home life came to a heart pounding conclusion in the final chapters of "Reason to Breathe". Now everyone in Weslyn knows Emma’s secret, but Carol can’t hurt Emma anymore. Some are still haunted by the horror of that night, and some must face the repercussions of their choices. Fans of Rebecca Donovan’s debut novel will discover there’s still much to learn about Emma’s life. description

My thoughts before reading; I know you all may not believe me when I say this but I really do hate to read the back of a book that is part of a series. After book one I feel as though, if I read the back then it may give away something huge. So as I type this I have just copied and pasted the description above and I am trying like mad not to read it. I read the first word and I read the last because I needed to know I highlighted it all but I am in shambles after the end of Reason to Breathe and the only thing stopping me from reading this book at this moment is  the fact that I am typing this blog post.......
My after thoughts; I have read countless books that have left me breathless because of a cliffhanger but I can honestly say, I do not think any of them have left me feeling the way I do right this very minute.

 I can't believe I am bout to say this but I have never felt such loathing of a fictional character. And yes, I can say this even after reading book one. The emotional turmoil inflicted upon Emma in this story tore my heart to pieces and seeing what if left her with in the end - devastated. Physical wounds can heal but emotional scars remain forever. The things we say to people can cut deeper than the sharpest knife. 

  I am so in love with this series right now. The need to see what happens next is so strong can taste it on the back of my tongue. 

Happy Reading!! :-)


  1. I absolutely agree with your, "My after thoughts." I went through every possible emotion when reading this second installment to her trilogy. As I read how Ms. Donovan left us truly hanging from a cliff I couldn't help but be utterly and gut wrenchingly saddened. Here's hoping in her final installment that she allows our hope to flourish... It's going to be pure torture waiting for book 3.

    1. I agree! But here is a little tidbit of info in case you didn't know. The release date for Out of Breath will be announced sometime in October. I am so excited Hopefully the wait will not be to long :-)