Friday, December 28, 2012

Breathe Review

Jasmine’s life wasn’t normal for a 16 year old girl.  It hadn’t been normal since the murder of her older sister, Daisy, two years ago. Her life had been changed forever. The monster that murdered Daisy was never caught.  That was the reason her family decided to move away from their hometown in Southern California, to start over.  Hopefully in a place where the last name Rourke wouldn’t bring on staring or judgment or morbid curiosity.

In Lafayette, Louisiana things are quite a bit different but in a good way.  Good manners, Cajun accents and a whole lot of Southern Hospitality all make her think things are going in the right direction.  On top of that the most gorgeous boy she has ever met is interested in her. Her new friends are better than she could have hoped for even if she is worried about what they might think when they find out who she is.  Life would be perfect if odd things didn’t keep happening.  Creepy phone calls, texts, and flowers in her locker start adding up quickly to something terrifying. Could the Monster have followed them to Lafayette? Was he coming after her this time?  Maybe she was just worrying unnecessarily…or not.

Where to buy: Amazon, B&N

Our thoughts:

Moving to a new city to escape painful memories normally helps. But what happens when the past comes back to haunt you? For Jasmine Rourke, she knows the feeling. Her older sister Daisy was murdered by a stalker who was never caught. Now, in a new city where no one knows who she is, Jas starts to get stalked as well. Little does she know that Daisy was never the intended victim...she was.
Breathe is an all out "try not to blink cuz you'll miss something" suspense! I literally could not stop reading. Right from the start, you are brought in to Jasmine's world. Follow along as you learn her history and battle to save herself and those she loves. Breathe is wonderfully written and will keep you entertained.  4.5 stars


WOW! This story was a really great read. It was such an emotional roller coaster for me. I cried at the end like a baby.
I applaud Miss Elena Dillon on her writing, She has a fan for life right here.
 A story about a young girl who loses a very important person to her in the form of murder.  Her and her family have to move from California to Lafayette, Louisiana.
 The past still haunts her and lands her into the arms of a very handsome young man.  Whom she is starting to finally let her walls down.  Until the past catches up with her.
 Now, she must fight her own battles and hopefully be able to take the Monster down that's been haunting her. Excellent read and I fully recommend this story to any and everyone. 4.5 stars


Jas has lived through trauma no teenager should ever face. Her sister Daisy was brutally murdered not far from their home In California over two years ago. Her murderer still walks the streets in anonymity a free man, and the police have no leads. Jas's mom and siblings Lily and Caeden have tried to start over but the memories just haunt them. With heavy hearts and high hopes they relocate to Lafayette, LA.
As soon as they get settled it seems that the move has been just the jump start to help Has and her family start living a life. Each one seems to be coming out of a two year daze and rediscovering who they are as people. Jas begins to relax and finally start bein a normal teen. Quickly she meets Easton, and their romance begins. It isn't long,however, until Jas realizes she may never be free from the memories of the past. Someone or something just won't give her a chance to breathe......What an awesome novel!!!! To be a debut it is absolutely phenomenal. You can't help but love Jas and her family. Just a typical all around family who Jas been through a lot of trauma. The characters are believable, extremely well developed, and provoke emotion . The plot if extremely fast paced, and I have to say this is one of those novels that you just simply. cannot put down. The editing is superb...even the teen lingo. I could have sat and read about Jas for several more hours and days. Overall one of the better books I have had the opportunity to review. I would HIGHLY recommend this one to anyone, not only is it a good YA novel but it has appeal to a larger audience than just this audience. It is an excellent thriller and romance that can be enjoyed by the mature audiences as well. I will revisit this one again.  5 stars

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