I loved this series! It had been recommended so often, but always came with a warning… really hard ending on book#2. BIG cliffhanger. A “darker” YA read. I had a feeling I knew what I was in for when I read that synopsis, and vacillated between reading it now (I so wanted to get into something intense and heart wrenching) and suffer with my fellow readers… or wait for book #2, and not suffer at all. Yep. You guessed it! Like the “chicken” I am, I kept it at the top of my TBR list, and patiently waited for book #2 to be released. As soon as it was available, I devoured ’em both!
Barely Breathing (The Breathing Series, #2)
*SLIGHT* Spoiler alert, but only for those who haven’t read book #1 (Reason to Breathe). Not really any spoilers BUT if you haven’t even read book #1, stay away from this review altogether, and go experience that one first (if you’re up to it. It will leave you an emotional wreck). I’m warning you, you will feel spent after reading it, but you’ll badly want to read #2 once you’re done. Here’s my review of #1.
Reason To Breathe (The Breathing Series, #1)
Assuredly, this is one great (tragic) story. So often recommended and the only thing holding me back was the cliffhanger. I was waiting for book #2, and ahhhhhhh finally! It has been released, which meant I could finally read this one.
Carrie: I just finished Reason to Breathe and LOVED it. I laughed, I cried and I could NOT put it down. The story is one that leaves you unable to stop thinking about it when you’re done and that, to me, is a sign of a good book. I wanted to re-read it when I was done. You can’t help but feel like you’re right there watching it all unfold. The characters are believable and lovable and while this is YA, there is definite tension. I highly recommend it and would love to see a review. I know some people have an issue with the ending, but I get why the author did it this way and I very much look forward to a sequel is due in May 2012…
Okay for all of you “Reason to Breathe” fans!!! The wait from that evil cliffhanger is over! Book #2 is out AS WE SPEAK!
Now I am a bit behind… as I’m actually going to start “Reason to Breathe (Book #1)” tonight. I’ve been dying to read it, as it has been recommended over and over again. But you see, I’m a “cliffhanger chicken”, so I decided to wait until #2 was released. Today is my lucky day!! YAY ME!!!