Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Book Review for The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller by L.B. Simmons


For some, it's simply one of life's certainties, nothing more. For others, it's merely a fleeting thought, one often overshadowed by the reckless delusion that they have been blessed with the gift of immortality.

For Aubrey Miller, death is the definition of her very existence. Overcome with the guilt resulting from the loss of her beloved family, she alters her appearance from the once beautiful, blonde-haired, blue-eyed little girl to that of one shrouded in complete darkness, enveloping herself in her own unbreakable fortress of solitude as a form of protection for others.

As she enters her first year of college, her goal is simple: Earn a degree with the least amount of social interaction as possible. What she never anticipates is the formation of very unlikely relationships with two people who will change her life in ways she never believed possible: Quinn Matthews, the boisterous former pageant queen, and Kaeleb McMadden, a childhood friend from her past who never really let her go.

Over the years, as their connections intertwine and grow, a seemingly indestructible bond is formed between the three...

But when death painfully reemerges, Aubrey is lost once again, burying herself deeper than ever before inside the familiar fortification of her fears.

Will the refuge of friendship, the solidarity of life-long bonds, and the power of unconditional love be enough to do the impossible?

Will they be enough to finally bring about...

The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller?

****WARNING - Due to the graphic nature of some scenes, this book is intended for mature audiences only. Contains adult language and themes.****

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

GUYS! I loved everything about this book! Let me just begin by mentioning that this story contains dark scenes that may be too much for those who are more sensitive to mature themes.

Aubrey Miller faced tragedy at a very young age. She becomes convinced that everyone she loves will die an untimely death because of her. So, to protect people, she creates Raven to keep people away. The story is told throughout her four years of college. This book was quite reminiscent of Sea of Tranquility and Hopeless- as many people have already mentioned in reviews and I TOTES agree. It had the same feel to it.

The writing was absolutely fantastic- it was the perfect balance of light and dark. You can tell it was carefully written and executed. Although it's a dark and thought provoking read, it is endearing and very uplifting. It's a true testament to how powerful and healing love and friendship can be. If you're due for an inspiring coming of age story LOOK NO FURTHER!

“Every being in this world makes an impact on at least one person they encounter during their lifetime. You can change the course of someone’s life by just a kind word, a hateful one, or even by simply choosing not to say anything at all. Every choice you make has the potential to create a ripple effect, trickling into and affecting the lives of others.” 

“Life is full of so much that you refuse to let yourself experience. The blanketing comfort of love, the fulfillment of contagious laughter, the peace of finding true joy, the butterflies of uncontainable excitement…these are all things that make up life. They should never be taken for granted. You of all people should understand that, sweetheart.” 

 L.B. Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a degree in Biomedical Science.  She has been a practicing Chemist for the last 11 years.  She lives with her husband and three daughters in Texas and writes every chance she gets.  

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