To say I know where this story begins is to say I remember what lifetime started it all and why. What I do know is this lifetime is hard and cruel…maybe like the rest. That is until I meet him–the light that shines and guides me. To where, I don’t know, but my soul chooses to follow regardless. I believe my soul has done this before. I believe I will follow him…forever.
“The toll on my spirit had slowly broken me down—day by day, night by night, drink by drink, hit by hit—to the limp, fragile, lost girl that Dereck Hamilton . . . carried away.”
A destructive home life silently destroys Serenity, a 16-year-old girl, until her broken spirit is given a gift in the form of an old journal that sends her a visitor in the night. The cloaked woman teaches Serenity that the lingering feeling of missing a part of her soul may not be a figment of her imagination, and with these words, Serenity’s journey, of this lifetime, begins.
“Away from the sun I close my eyes
and release myself into the unknown
I hope she is there
I hope she is there…”
A unique and beautiful novel from India R. Adams.
A story about an abused girl. She also has an alcoholic mother. Luckily, even if she is not gifted with a loving and happy family, she is well-taken care of by a best friend named Sky and a lovely couple, Jolene and Josh. She also can see the aura of a person – if that person is good or bad. Finding a journal – where she can relate very well to the author as they seem to share the same dramatic life – she started having a dream where she can talk with the owner of that diary.
The book is good, but definitely, it doesn’t work with me that well. I love the lovely writing, but there are some parts where it had too many details.
This novel tackles almost everything – family, friendship, and love.
The characters were fine. You can relate to them as you read this book. They can make you feel different emotions, but mostly, they will make you laugh and cry.
I love the plot and concept though I just don’t feel like this book is for me.
Overall, a lovely novel was written this year by India R. Adams. The story is awesome. Just, unfortunately, this book did not really work for me.
Disclaimer: I received a review copy from the author via Xpresso Book Tours.
Publisher: India’s Productions
Publication Date: July 26, 2016
Series: Forever Series, 01
Genre(s): Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
India R Adams is an author/singer/songwriter who has written YA and NA novels such as Blue Waters (A Tainted Waters Novella), My Wolf and Me, Steal Me (A Haunted Roads Novel), Rain (A Stranger in the Woods Novel), Serenity (A Forever Series Novel) and also The Forever Series music.
India was born and raised in Florida but has also been so lucky as to live in Idaho (where she froze but fell in love with the small-town life), Austin Texas (where she started her first book, Serenity, and met wonderful artist), and now Murphy, North Carolina (where the mountains have stolen a piece of her heart).
Being a survivor of abuse has inspired India to let others know they have nothing to be ashamed of. She put her many years of professional theater background to the test and has written fictional stories with a shadow of her personal experiences. She says, “I’m simply finding ways to empower perfect imperfections.”
Another cause India feels needs change is Sexual Slavery. She has joined forces with jewelers to design beautiful ways to raise money for non-profit organizations. Even though India writes about serious subjects such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, and Human Trafficking, she has a magnificent sense of humor, as do the characters she creates. Perfectly balanced between laughter and tears, her readers see how to empower their own perfect imperfections.