Katerina Bray's Barely Breathing deserves to be shelved on Barnes and Noble's featured reads shelves, not some of these books I've purchased this week. I have read a few books just this week alone that I feel were absolute garbage. It honestly baffles me that they have been published by true publishers and are receiving rave reviews that they do not deserve. And all I can think after realizing those facts, is how unappreciated this book is. Her book had me completely captivated, falling in love with characters, and dying to know what's going to happen in book two. This author truly took the time to properly introduce her characters, plot, and setting, unlike other books that just throw you into the middle of the story and for the first few chapters you're stuck playing catch up. I would recommend this book to anyone, and honestly have already begun telling some co workers of mine about it. I cannot wait for book two to be released. Barely Breathing is a must read, that is for certain.
From the Back Cover
You can and will get through this.
Is where I find myself, yet again.
I remember all the times I've stood alone, begging for help, praying for an answer, no longer knowing who I'd become and barely being able to breathe.
I. Will. Not. Let. Those. Memories. Stop. Me.
Knock me down, break my soul, and cause me pain, but I have always found the strength to pick myself up and stand tall again.
People assume I'm too fragile and incapable of functioning.
But surviving is part of my daily routine.
I, Ruby Bennett will start over as many times as it takes.
My past will not overpower my present.
It's said the third time's a charm.