Thursday, October 2, 2014

✯Review✯ SOMETHING LIKE REDEMPTION by Monica James


Synopsis
Some secrets are best left untold...

Mia Lee escaped to the sleepy little town of South Boston, Virginia with the intent to be normal, and to find a place she could call home. 
Sadly for Mia, her past has come back with a vengeance, and forced her to flee yet again. 

This time, however, she’s not alone… 

Mia and Quinn are on the run, fleeing for their lives, while attempting to prove their innocence for a crime they did not commit. 

But with a tainted past like Mia’s, it was inevitable that one day, it was going to catch up to her in a way she never fathomed. 

One ill-fated decision leads to an explosion of unimaginable events, and now Mia and Quinn are not only running for their lives, but also, for their redemption.

5 flippin amazing stars!!!
I am beginning to feel a bit like a broken record when it comes to reviewing Monica James' books, but I cannot help it. The story was incredible, and Monica has once again proved that she is incapable of writing a bad book. Something Like Redemption was a seriously kick ass sequel to Something Like Normal. The story was intense and if I did not have fake nails on right now, I would be crying in pain from biting my nails to the point of drawing blood. My anxiety was through the roof as I turned each page, but I would not have changed one single damn thing about the book. 

Mia and Quinn are on the run from not only the cops, but from her father and Phil as well, and it seems that they are always one step away from being caught. Mia blames herself for ruining Quinn's life, and cannot accept the fact that he WANTS to be there to help her and keep her safe. He did not have to run away with her, but he made the choice. Mia does all that she can to push him away, run away from him, anything she can think of to save him… even if it means giving herself up. A good chunk of the book was extremely aggravating… to the point where I thought I was going to go bald from ripping out all my hair. BUT, in this instance aggravating was a good thing…. a really really good thing. It kept you on the edge of your seat, and kept you guessing as to what was going to happen next. It absolutely killed me to see Mia fight the inevitable with Quinn… these two are truly meant to be together, and I can only hope they are given the chance to be what we all know they can be.

Monica James does an incredible job with keeping the suspense alive throughout the entire book. If it isn't one thing, it's another and now I am dying to know what is up with Quinn's past and why he refuses to tell Mia. This has been eating me alive since I finished reading the book a few days ago and if I do not find out soon I may end up in a little white padded room! Gahhhh Monica you are killing me!!! 

One of the things I love is how this book focused on the growing relationship between Quinn and Mia. Where you do not see Phil and Mia's father in the book, their presence is always there on the back burner waiting to strike at any given moment. They are definitely not omitted from the story in the slightest, but them not being in your face for the whole book was what gave you the chance to really get to know Quinn and Mia, and become very invested in them as individuals as well as their relationship together. The development of their characters was outstanding and I cannot wait to see where the story will go in book 3! This is one series that will stick with you long after it's finished.

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