Monday, December 26, 2011

BLOG TOUR # 9 - BOOK REVIEW - HUSHED by KELLEY YORK

By: Kelley York
Published By : Entangled Publishing
Released : Available Now
Details: Ebook, 224 Pages

RATING: 5 ARCHER & EVAN STARS!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

He’s saved her. He’s loved her. He’s killed for her.  


Eighteen-year-old Archer couldn’t protect his best friend, Vivian, from what happened when they were kids, so he’s never stopped trying to protect her from everything else. It doesn’t matter that Vivian only uses him when hopping from one toxic relationship to another—Archer is always there, waiting to be noticed.


Then along comes Evan, the only person who’s ever cared about Archer without a single string attached. The harder he falls for Evan, the more Archer sees Vivian for the manipulative hot-mess she really is.


But Viv has her hooks in deep, and when she finds out about the murders Archer’s committed and his relationship with Evan, she threatens to turn him in if she doesn’t get what she wants… And what she wants is Evan’s death, and for Archer to forfeit his last chance at redemption.
 
 

BOOK REVIEW:



Every now and then a story comes along that I am so glad I read even though it was very dark, it left you holding your breath in places as you know the character is doing something unlawful and murderous but you can’t stop reading because you want to know, why? You also know that in their minds eye they think they are doing the right thing. Ridding the world of a useless human being who has hurt somebody you love, even though you are breaking the law. You have become possibly worse than their original behaviour.


This book is addictive on many levels. There are a lot of things going on in this book that make it a real page turner. It is not a paranormal, urban fantasy or vampire book. This is a story about a couple characters that have no special powers. They are broken in their own ways and one character who is the saviour that we all need in a friend when we have been the worse we can be in life but they are there to not judge but to hold our hand, be our confident, even if we should be locked away.


Archer has reasons for doing what he is doing, in his mind. He has justified his list of people he has to eliminate, because of a love for his best friend who had her innocence taken away.


Dexter, the T.V. show is an example of a guy that has another side to him and he is fixing what he truly believes needs fixing/eliminating. Archer has a Dexter type personality, although not as gruesome, but he does what he needs to do. Archer believes in what he is doing until his conscience catches up on him. He no longer wants to be a monster.


Enter Evan who I absolutely adore. He has this presence, this shyness, yet this goodness that balances out Archer’s dark side, what Archer needs, whether he knows it yet or not.


This book is a beautiful love story as much as it is a dark story. York really weaves everything together very powerfully. This is not your boy, girl love story. I cannot fault this book. York has written the love story between Archer and Evan so beautifully and in parts you want the relationship to move quicker than it is. Evan has such a good soul. He handles Archer carefully and lovingly. Lets Archer decide for himself where his loyalty lies.


I could have cried at how broken Archer became. Vivian is a piece of work but at the same time she is broken and her jealous, manipulative ways, Archer didn’t deserve. What Archer did, he did for Vivian.


I have to put this down as one of the best non Paranormal reads I have read this year. This book has a lot of raw emotion, as the reader you can’t help feeling and wanting everything to turn out for Archer no matter how wrong he has been, no matter who he has murdered, no matter how many lives he has affected. You want him to have a shot at true happiness with Evan.


Evan is just a Saint. He has such a loyalty to Archer, he knows what Archer has done. He has enormous patience for Vivian and how she interrupts Archer’s life constantly. Evan is such a calm presence in Archer’s life. He shows him so much that he was missing.


I highly recommend this read.






Michelle

2 comments:

  1. Great review I'm glad you loved this as much as I did! It was very addictive and original! Excellent review!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  2. Hi Giselle,

    This was a most awesome read!!! Very original!!

    Thanks!

    Michelle

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