Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Reanimate by Sophia Whittemore

by Sophia Whittemore

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Clean Reads (August 25, 2016)
Publication Date: August 25, 2016
Genre: Dark Fiction
Print Length: 187 pages
Available from: Amazon
The gamblers at the Red Fields call Avery Faro a Monster. I call him my cousin. I know about his secret weapon though, the thing that wins him all those fights. Avery can’t feel anything, not pain, and not love. We aren’t even that close, third cousins, really. But, somewhere along the way, we became closer than that… far too close. Now I think that he’s lost it completely. He’s jealous. He’s possessive. He’s hiding something from me. He calls me his Laurel, only his. But I know there are secrets at the Red Fields. By day, Avery is just a regular schoolboy. By night, he morphs into an underground fighter. How can I save Avery from himself?

How do you defeat somebody who doesn’t even feel?

Reanimate by Sophia Whittemore
ReanimateThere was something dark about Avery Faro, something even his parents feared. Only his young cousin could see the boy inside who cared and showed warmth on occasion. After one brutal and terrifying event, Laurel recalls being carried away from Avery and her mother kicking him, calling him names. If Avery hadn’t already had problems, the treatment he faced day in and day out as an outcast would have twisted his heart and mind

A brilliant student by day, at night Avery grew up to become one of the most brutal fighters in an illegal gambling fight venue. They called him the Monster. The truth was, he could feel no pain and love was a stranger to him. If not for Laurel and one special teacher, Avery would have no one in his corner. He was a pariah to the world, unbeaten in the ring, until that fateful night, his concern for Laurel cost him his first fight, ever.

It was that fight that would bring change to his world, far more than he could ever know and it was that fight that gave Avery a brief moment of redemption.

Dark, emotionally charged and brutally stark, Sophia Whittemore’s Reanimate is a chilling tale of a young boy who never fit in, never knew what it felt like to be loved and wanted. Was there something wrong with Avery from birth or was sit the lack of nurturing that created the haunted soul he had become? Could there have been something else lurking within the pit of dark secrets he kept?

Ms.Whittemore isn’t giving us a hearts and flowers story of a boy gone wrong who grows up to change the world for the better, this is a slice of the dark and lonely side of the street where imperfections glare and life is unfair. If you want a book to connect with every emotion you have, to tear your senses raw, and to make you question human nature itself in its ugliest form, Reanimate is a page turner from start to finish.

I received an ARC edition from Sophia Whittemore in exchange for my honest review.


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