Friday, May 30, 2014

LEANN'S REVIEW: Life After Taylah (Bella Jewel)

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Title: Life After Taylah
Author: Bella Jewel
Release Date: May 26, 2014

My mother's name is Taylah, and once, a very long time ago, she was my best friend - she was everything I wanted to be.

Until the night she disappeared.

Ten years on and my life, my families lives and the world around us has never been the same again.
How can it be when you are left not knowing?

No leads. No connections. Nothing. Just pure emptiness.

My dancing is the only way I can separate myself from the pain that lies in my home, in my father's eyes and in my brother's spirit. They need me and I'll fight with everything I am to be there for them, but who will be there for me?

Then I meet Nate.

Champion Motocross racer and everything my father doesn't want for me. He's forbidden, he's beautiful, and he's carrying a bundle of his own secrets.

When I step into his world, there is no turning back.

He will consume me.

He will teach me how to breathe again.

He will put a tiny piece of my broken heart, back together.


What do you say about a book that leaves you so emotionally drained you don't have much left? A part of me wants to hate this book. A part of me wants to throw things across the room, but there are moments of triumph in this read that you can't deny. 

The characters are amazing, and by amazing I mean they are so real that you lose yourself. I often say that I can relate to a character. That is not true for this book. I was the character as I read. There was no relating, because Jewel pulled me so far into this story that I couldn't get out. Its the first time I have read a book that I truly do not relate personally to the story, but was caught up so much in it that I couldn't get away. 

How do you rate or review a book that won't let you go? Like I said there were moments in this read that I truly despised. I loved the ending. It took a while to get there and it was a painful road, but it was fitting. I am eager to read on in this series. I want to read Liam, Max, Kelly and Keanu's story. I am even a little curious about Lena's story. 



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About the Author
Bella Jewel
Bella Jewel is an Aussie girl through and through. She spent her life in Western Australia, growing up in many different areas of the state. She now currently lives in Perth with her husband, children and mass amounts of pets. She's crazy, fun, outgoing and friendly. Writing is her passion, she started at the young age of 18 but finally got the courage up to publish, and her first novel Hell's Knights was released in August 2013.

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