Note to self:
Once again, remember when 2790 readers rate a book 4.5 stars, it’s gonna be worth my time.
Why I’m ever skeptical is beyond me.
Who doesn’t love Cinderella?
Rebecca Donovan writes a unique, sick, and twisted Cinderella story in Reason to Breathe. What an imagination. She keeps the reader on edge waiting for a happy ending. As I was sucked into the unbelievable cruelty of the life of Emma and I gladly overlooked any editing issues as I rooted for her survival. Just when I thought things could not get worse, they did and the pace quickened giving my nerves no time to relax.
I guess it’s true, a good story trumps all. I can see why young adults love Rebecca Donovan.
Why, you might ask if I liked it so much, did I give the book only 4.5 stars?
Because of the ending.
The ending left me wanting.
I understand this is book one of a three book series and cliffhangers are essential for a series, however I still prefer a more satisfying ending.
The ending left me distraught, and confused, so much so that I immediately downloaded the second book. A success for Ms. Donovan.
For me the Prologue of book two, Barely Breathing, would’ve been a perfect Epilogue for book one. I could’ve slept well that evening and savored the first book before launching into the next one.