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Monday, April 15, 2013

Breathe by Elea Dillon

I received this book as an Author Review Request (ARR) from  This did not influence my review in any way

Though this was a YA romance mixed with suspense, I appreciated it more for how Jasmine and her family were affected by Daisy's death and their attempt to move on by moving to a new town in a different state. 

Jasmine views Daisy as the perfect sister, the prettier and more popular one; now that's she's gone, Jasmine's insecurities get the best of her, which is why her character struggles to accept a compliment.  And, maybe why Jasmine she has such a hard time believing why the best looking boy in school is interested in her.  Her internal struggle was compelling and emphasized by everything going on around her: the flowers, the posters, the phone calls, and the incident during at the race.  I was just waiting for her to, either, sink or swim.  Her inner dialogue was her saving grace :)

Since losing her daughter, their mother becomes the epitome of over-protective and over-bearing; but, what mother wouldn't in that situation??

A psychological thriller? Breathe had a pretty awesome and luring start that will certainly get you hooked.  "Most days I can almost forget someone murdered my sister." Seriously....How's that for a first line?!?!

I thought the story could have focused less on the practical jokes between Jasmine and her younger brother, a little more on the relationship between Jasmine and about more about Easton :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your lovely review. I appreciate you taking the time to post it here. I get that about Easton a lot.

    Love your blog!