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Monday, March 3, 2014

Review: Song of the Fireflies by J.A. Redmerski

Song of the Fireflies 
by J.A. Redmerski
Released Date: Published February 4th 2014 by Forever
Pages: 464
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

New York Times bestselling author J.A. Redmerski brings us a stunning and heart-wrenching new novel about a couple who find each other in their darkest moment. 

Since they were kids, Elias Kline and Brayelle Bates have been inseparable. When Bray moves to South Carolina, separating the two for the first time, they both at last realize that their innocent childhood friendship has developed into something much more. So when Bray finally returns to Georgia—and to Elias—things between them couldn’t be more perfect…until one fateful night changes everything.

Desperate not to go to prison for a terrible accident, Elias and Bray decide to run. As they try to make the most of their freedom, the two find themselves relying on a rebellious group of people who tempt the duo into a wild and daring new life. But they can’t run from their troubles forever.

As the consequences of their past catch up to them, the couple must finally face reality. Even if they can make it through the unimaginable, Elias knows the truth about Bray’s painful history, and in the end he may not be able to save Bray from herself…

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

The cover and synopsis got me from the start, then I after the first couple of chapters I become skeptical if the book was going to be good or not. After processing everything that happened, I came to the conclusion that it was indeed a good, that some might like and some might not like at all. There are a lot of topics and situations that the characters go through that makes it quite a roller coaster ride. 

Ever since they were kids, Elias Kline and Brayelle Bates have been best friends. They are basically inseparable. But they soon realize that their friendship might start to become something more. Brayelle hasn't lived with the most functional family, and she has grown up to be carefree, which is not always a good thing for her. She is afraid to get too close to anyone, and when she realizes just how much she is getting attached to Elias, she moves away. After a while of been apart, Brayelle comes back only to realize that maybe she is meant to be with Elias after all. But just when they were getting their relationship back together, the both start facing a series of accidents that will test their loyalty to one another and their love. 

I have to say that I didn't really liked Brayelle's character, she has a past that makes her the way she is, but it doesn't justified the decisions that she makes later in the story. Elias on the other hand, is too nice for his own good. He is in love with Brayelle and he is willing to follow her to the end of the world if he has to, just to be with her. Now, he is overly romantic, but because of that he faces a lot of trouble in the story. Like I mentioned before, the story is one big roller coaster ride. Everything that happens to both of the characters had me feeling a lot of emotions at once. Although the writing and how the story is structured that made the book a good read, the ending (towards the end) there was a twist that had me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't stop reading it, it became addicting. The very end tied everything really well and although the characters have a lot to face in the future, the conclusion worked very well. It was definitely an interesting book to read and I highly recommend it. 

*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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