- Paperback: 242 pages
- Publisher: Prescott Lane (October 11, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0997197447
- ISBN-13: 978-0997197440
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 87 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,421,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“That’s the thing about hell— no one’s coming to save you. There are no white knights in shining armor. You’ve got to save yourself. You’ve got to learn not to throw gas on the flames. And the most you can hope for is to find someone who will stand in the fire right beside you.”
What I loved most about Annalyse and Holt was how similar, yet opposing, the two characters were. Annalyse fought her way back from a place of utter loss and darkness to become this strong, blazing phoenix. Though she faces demons every day, she was still choosing to find light, which everyone knows is easier said than done. However, it also instilled a tremendous amount of empathy for Holt’s plight, and helped his character to not come across as cold and aloof. The way that Lane plays these two personalities off of each other was incredibly gratifying and perfect in the method of delivery. I truly felt like I was on this journey of discovering Holt’s past and learning to forgive and let go with him; I was learning to accept who he was, yet hoping for a change, right beside Annalyse. The author does a phenomenal job at making what these two have been through feel real and relatable, which results in feeling utterly immersed in this standalone novel’s world.
“But I’ve learned the heart is flexible. It breaks, it bends, it skips beats, and thunders in your chest, but it goes on— waiting and hoping and fighting.”
Not only did Prescott Lane create unforgettable characters, but I just couldn’t get enough of her writing style – as evidenced by the amount of highlights. She interjected perfectly timed humor in order to help balance the heavier nature of the overall plotline. I can honestly say I giggled as much as I cried, which was such a good thing for the soul. Furthermore, I loved the ingenious way she allowed Holt to get to know Annalyse. It’s unique and absolutely adorable, but also created a sense of how difficult it can be to speak to someone about our pasts.
“So go left, go right. It really doesn’t matter. What matters is that you do something, choose something. And if you have to choose something, why not choose something great? Like hope, like love. Like happy.”
I read a lot of books and fall in love countless times, but I can’t sing enough praise for this one! The Reason for Me was a beautiful story of loss and learning to move on with our lives. It somehow broke me, yet put me back together again into something more beautiful. It’s definitely one of my top favorite reads of the year and if you’re looking for an unforgettable read, look no further. You’ll definitely want to click this one!
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So I finished this book a few days ago but I’m still not sure where to begin with my review.Read more
Love can change someone and help you heal... I loved the story and the chemistry between Holt and Annalyse!Read more