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on March 6th 2015
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You may notice me, but you will never know me.
I prefer it that way.
I am the daughter of a monster.
Born from blood and lies.
Dead before I have truly lived.
But Elian tells me that I'm different.
He tells me that I'm beautiful.
That I'm an enigma wrapped in irresistibly complicated skin.
Elian says that he loves me.
These words terrify me.
I can't trust love.
Because I fear the beast inside.
It threatens to drown Elian and his sweet, unconditional love.
It's a beast that will destroy everything.
*This is a psychological thriller and very different than my previous books*
We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.
BOOK REVIEW: 4 STARS
My God! I can’t even know how to start this review. This book was great, the plot and characters were so complicated and perfect that… ugh! I can’t even! God! Seriously! This book was hard to read, hard to put down, hard to love, hard to hate. A freaking contradiction! Ah! Perfect for the title, right?
If you’re used to read my reviews, you might know that I usually don’t read synopsis, and yeah, this was one of those books I wanted to read just because I love the author’s job, and guess what? when I read the prologue, I was in shock! Layna was a complex character, she was self destructive, thorough, smart, confident, strong, weak… beautiful and ugly… a big contradiction. and when I read about her dad, I was obsessed, because the description was almost like Paul Spector from The Fall, and I’m obsessed with that TV show. So, I couldn’t put it down.
Because for all those years he lived his double life, his wife and his children had no idea that the devil lurked beneath the face of the man they loved.
I loved/hated reading every memory of Layna’s about her dad. I loved/hated reading how much she felt herself doomed to be like him. But most of all, I loved/hated how much she felt and not felt for Elian and how much she was possessive of him. There was a moment in this book that I didn’t know what to expect of Layna, but at 90% I knew, I was certain of how the book would be ending, and I was so right. Deep inside I wanted a different kind of ending, I wanted to believe they, especially Layna, could change, but that didn’t happened.
On the other hand, I hated/loved Elian. Everything about him was more contradictory than Layna was. His secrets were more guarded than Layna’s and that made him hard to love. I felt so sorry for him, for what he had to live through, for his loss, and for how much he loved Layna. Just like he said, it was all wrong and unhealthy.
I was a mess of contradictions. I wanted Layna.
I loathed Layna.
I loved Layna.
I’d die for her.
Because of her.
I recommend this book if you want to read something really different. This isn’t a typical romance, this can’t even be considered a romance, because despite they loved each other, they didn’t deserve to do that, not to each other. Elian deserved more. Layna deserved less. I ended up with my head all messed up, not even understanding how this book happened, how the ending was even possible and how on earth I ended up loving it so much.
Now, it’s your time to torture yourself with The Contradiction of Solitude.
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