Thursday, April 25, 2013

Stages of Grace Review and Giveaway!


Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance...

When facing death a mourning period is to be expected. But what if it's
not a person but a relationship that dies? Grace and her boyfriend Jon have
been together for three years. They live together and have shared many
beautiful memories. Those memories are what keep Grace from admitting Jon
has changed and is no longer the man she fell in love with.

Afraid of being alone and holding on to something that no longer exists
Grace is a shadow of her former self. Her daily objective is to hide her
pain from the world. Then, an unexpected letter sets off a whirlwind of
potential life changes. In life sometimes the hardest thing to do is let go.

If you're like me, the first three sentences of the blurb drew you in. Needless to say, I was just a little bit more than excited to review this book for y'all, which was brought to me by SupaGurl Book Tours. Yay! This blog is helping me explore my new tastes in literature, and I found it exciting to read about this topic. Also, Carey has brought to us the first giveaway on the Serial Reader! You can click the link all the way at the bottom to win, well, I don't know. Anyway.

Let's start with Grace. Grace's character is a little bit like an onion...there are many layers. Throughout the book, we can see the fragile side of her. Grace so desperately wants to hold on to the life she has with her boyfriend. Through he verbally slaughters her everyday, she stills holds on with the hope that he'll turn around. The author made you become friends with Grace through the way the character was written. By the middle of the book, I became Grace's personal cheerleader. I was like, "You tell him, Grace, don't you take that crap from him!"

Which is why I loved the book. The author wrote it in a way that you just have to have this connection with the characters. I really don't want to give anything away, but I love the setting that is created through the pages of the novel. You start to catch a gist of Grace's life and begin to root for her, in a sense. By the last page, Grace will be your best friend.

Sort of.

So I choose to KEEP this book on my shelves, thank you very much. If you don't know what that means, you should check out my review policy. Anyway, I think this book is totally awesome for everyone who has ever been in a sucky relationship, and just wants to feel happy again. 

This is the girl who wrote it!:
Carey Heywood lives in Richmond Va with her husband, three children and nine pound attack Yorkie. Unabashedly silly, she spends her free time bonding with candy loving strangers on Twitter. Right now she is probably eating Swedish fish.

And Twitter: @careylolo
(Follow me on twitter, too, @bloggerESP)

And I didn't forget about the giveaway! 


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