» Barely Breathing, Rebecca Donovan

Posted June 3, 2012 by / 0 comments

Barely Breathing, Rebecca DonovanBarely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan
Series: The Breathing Series #2
Published by Penguin Books, Limited on 2013-02-18
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 579
Format: Paperback
5 Stars

Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan is a US bestseller and the incredible sequel to Reason to Breathe.An utterly addictive and heartbreaking YA novel that will leave readers breathless and desperate for more. All fans of Jodi Picoult and new adult fiction such Colleen Hoover's Slammed, Tammara Webber's Easy and Abbi Glines' Vincent Boys will love Rebecca Donovan's incredible writing. A must-read.Unanswered questions. Burning desire. Heartbreaking consequencesThe scandalous secrets of Emma's abuse are revealed, but she still has so much to learn out about her past. Why did her mother leave her all those years ago? What really happened the night Emma's father died? Were her memories of being happy just a dream? The repercussions of one horrific night has affected the lives of everyone involved. But with the promise of true love and new relationships, will Emma let it ruin hers for good?Praise for Barely Breathing:'Raw, honest, unflinching and unforgiving, Barely Breathing will take your emotions for a ride and deliver an ending you didn't see coming' - Tracey Garvis-Graves, New York Times bestselling author of On the IslandUSA Today bestselling author Rebecca Donovan has been a writer most of her life, but has just recently been deemed an author. Her debut novels, Reason to Breathe, and its sequel Barely Breathing, have resonated with readers around the world. Rebecca is currently working on the third and final instalment of the Breathing Series, Out of Breath. She lives in a small town in Massachusetts, USA. www.facebook.com/thebreathingserieswww.rebeccadonovan.com@BeccaDonovan

My Thoughts

Green swirlsThis is a fantastic follow up to the first novel Reason To Breathe.  This book just consumed me.  I started it yesterday at work and finished it this morning.  It’s everything.  Funny, sad, exciting, gut-wrenching and heart-breaking.    I’m emotionally drained I think.  I’m not in the best of spirits these days and a little under stress or pressure and this book just destroyed me.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s amazing but being in a fragile state before you read it isn’t the best recipe.  It’s an incredibly emotional ride from start to finish…. yet worth every single word.

Emma is such a tortured, fragile and strong character.  So much is going on with her and yet she continues on…. not for herself but for everyone else around her.  Stupid decisions but she doesn’t make them for herself and therefore she thinks she’s doing the right thing.  I love her.  Sara her best friend is just the “best friend” that every person in the world should have;  and don’t even get me started on Evan or this post will be never-ending.  I’m completely and thoroughly in love with Evan’s character.  He’s absolutely every girl’s dream.

For anyone who hasn’t read Reason to Breathe nor Barely Breathing I suggest you all get out there and get them… and read them in order.  Amazing series and considering the cliff hanger in Barely Breathing… I cannot wait for the 3rd book.

Green swirls

Freakin Phenomenal


About Rebecca Donovan

Optimism seeps from every pore of my body. I truly believe that what’s supposed to happen… will! In that regard, I don’t know how to give up; it’s not part of my biological make up.

I’m a passionate (and some would say, overly enthusiastic) person. I learn by doing (and have been burned more times that I’d like to admit), but I will always throw my entire self into whatever I do – fail or succeed.

I think this is evident when I write, leaving nothing behind and spilling it all out on the pages. I give it all to my readers – love it or hate it.

The path I’m on is very often my own, veering off the beaten path at the sight of something more interesting or captivating, getting caught in the vines and thorns in order to experience the beauty and intrigue others often pass by. And I always meet the most interesting people along the way…

Paw prings

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