#Review The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar

Posted December 28, 2015 by sasharodz in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

#Review The Paper Swan by  Leylah AttarThe Paper Swan by Leylah Attar
Published by Pitch73 Publishing on August 4, 2015
Genres: Dark, New Adult, Romance
Purchase links: Amazon
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Source: Purchased

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit.
They lie.
For 21 days she held on.
But on Day 22, she would have given anything for the sweet slumber of death.
Because on Day 22, she realizes that her only way out means certain death for one of the two men she loves.

A haunting tale of passion, loss, and redemption, The Paper Swan is a darkly intense yet heartwarming love story, textured with grit, intrigue, and suspense. Please note: This is NOT a love triangle.

A full-length, standalone novel, intended for mature audiences due to violence, sex and language. Subject matter may be disturbing for some readers.


“Because when we love, we carry it on the inside, and we can turn on its light even in our darkest moments. The deeper we love, the brighter it shines.”


The Paper Swan is undoubtedly the most intoxicating, consuming, addictive book i have read in my entire life!!! This story takes hold of your soul, and it takes you for a wild all consuming ride from the very first page to the last. I honestly don’t know what to make of this book. Let me get this out of the way: BUY THIS FUCKING BOOK! I devoured this book at the same time i didn’t. I put it down so many times to control my emotions. I picked it up again while doing breathing exercises and again and again. In other words i was a mess! Seriously. Have you guys ever read a book that you just don’t know what the hell to do with YOURSELF! scream? cry? squeal? have a nervous breakdown? I did everything. I honestly don’t even know what i did, i just know when it was over i wanted to experience it all over again. I know no other book will make me feel the same way this one did. Or at this point anything by Leylah Attar will make me sort of… crazy. Crazy in love with this story that’s how i am. I want to marry this book. I want to tattoo every word to my body, to my heart, to my soul. Dear Leylah Attar you’re genius. Days, months, years, this book is one those books that you make a favorite for a lifetime. A book you’ll pick up again and again just because the experience of it is beyond addictive. The questions, the answers, the right, the wrong, hate or love, all of this turns into an addictive cycle, that you find yourself you want to escape but the love for this characters won’t let you go.

“You can either choose love or you can choose hate, because where one lives, the other will die.”

When i read the blurb i had no idea what to expect. I didn’t expect a woman held captive by a man with unknown reasons. A man that obviously wanted to kill her but couldn’t find it him to it. Her only saving grace being a set of beautiful childhood memories. Childhood memories that will be the ones to set her free or destroy her. And when all of that was in front of my face it was like
But in all of that love, love survived the vengeance, the darkness, the demons that seemed to dominate, love at the end set everyone free.

“You don’t always get the treasure by holding on. Sometimes the magic happens when you let go.”

Skye is the mother of all the strongest heroines i have came across. At the beginning i just wanted to save her, take her away back in time to those childhood memories and keep her there. There is so many things thrown at her that at some point i found it unfair, i mean a heroine can only bear so much. But in all she found herself forgiving. FORGIVING!! Is not only Skye is also us, while we read this it has to be with an open mind.

Damian honestly he is MY HUSBAND. HE IS MINE. He did bad things… very very bad things but when the truth unravels you find yourself just wanting to hug him. Honestly i started this book and my first thought was: are we supposed to like him? I mean seriously it gets too much, at the same time loving him it also gets too much. I adore him. I found myself with this urge to just hug my kindle and see if i could put a little bit of Damian inside me.

“Just sitting here thinking how far you’ve come, and I’m overwhelmed with how much I love you.” HE. IS. EVERYTHING.

When a book consumes you completely, when you feel yourself in, inside and out, all of you. When you feel like you have to reflect on your own life, when a book sets free things in you, things you had no idea where locked inside of you. There’re not enough words to describe how i felt about this because simply i felt so much i had no idea what to do with it.

“I wanted to stay with him so I could put together all the dented, shattered parts of him, because I could never be whole where he was broken.”

Biggest book hangover in history, i won’t be able to pick another book in days, maybe even weeks. Even when i’m able to go back to read there will always be a piece of myself that’ll stay within this story.

“That’s not vengeance I taste on your tongue. It’s fear, you’re afraid of me, Skye”

After all the rambling i’ve just done if you don’t at least go one click right now… you’re nuts my friend. I mean i’m not saying this book it’s gonna have the same effect it had with me with you but i know it will shatter your emotions one way or the other. The Paper Swan is a book that just can’t be missed!!

“You kept tearing down my defences until I couldn’t fight you anymore. I’m in love with you, Skye. Bare, stripped down, completely vulnerable, in love.”




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