Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Broken Dreams By: Cassidy K. O’Connor **Review By Amy
*I received a copy of this book from Wickedly Innocent Promotions in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
Isabelle is supposed to graduate and move on to Julliard. Ian plans on graduating high school and enlisting in the army for four years then attending college. Fate has different plans. Connor, Ian’s best friend, steps in during the hardest time in everyone’s life. What is meant to happen in the future? Will it be what anyone wants or will it be up to fate?
This book is a roller coaster of emotion, from the first page to the last page. There are ups, downs, and in-betweens. Your heart will break, your heart will stop, and your heart will swell with pride. This is one of those books that has more emotions than you will want to handle at one time, but the torture is absolutely worth it. This book is perfect. It amazes me how well the author wrote the story and how well she was able to express the emotions.
The descriptions and details that the author worked into this story were amazing. At times, it was a little too graphic and at times those intense details made me fall that much deeper into the story. It’s a double edged sword of detail and description that make this book what it is. There was never a second guess as to how to picture the scenery or the severity of the scene. At one scene she describes a house and these details were so perfect I pictured the house without any trouble and found myself jealous of characters in a book.
This is a hard read at times and I’m not a Veteran. I think it would be incredibly hard for a Veteran to read but if you are a veteran and you are able to read the book, I hope the author made you proud with the way she wrote it. As a civilian, it opens your eyes a little bit to experience the trauma one might feel. It also makes me extremely grateful and thankful for the men and women who give their lives for us on a daily basis.