Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Review: FORGIVEN by Rachel Morgan

“My heart starts jumping around in my chest like it wants to get out. I understand. I want to get out too. Out of this car. Out of this country.” (Loc 27) Don’t we all know the feeling?

“I can’t joke my way through an explanation for why I left. Why I stayed away for so long. Why I still don’t want to be here.” (Loc 40) So, right away, I’m intrigued.

The story kicks off to Julia’s return to her home after being away for 306 days (for some reason, that number is very specific,) but we know nothing of her trials and adventures during her time away from home. Where did she go? What did she do? And why, for heaven’s sakes, did she leave? I mean, good friends, great boyfriend, a promising future—what could be so wrong?

Of course, not everyone is glad that Julia is back—not her baby sitter, and certainly not the boy she loved. Seriously, did she think he’d wait around for her forever? If anyone deserved the truth of why Julia ran away, it was sweet, lovable Josh. Like him, you won’t be able to rest until you find out what happened on that last night.

Filled with light-hearted drama and quirky humor, this story is all about regression—reacquainting yourself with dear friends and old flames, regaining your confidence to face hidden truths, and remembering your past to discover a future. For all these characters, it’s about forgiveness.

A quick and enjoyable read!

My rating: 4 stars

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