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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Book Review: Fighting Silence By Aly Martinez

Fighting Silence
(On the Ropes #1)
By Aly Martinez 

Published: February 23rd 2015

Sound is an abstract concept for most people. We spend our lives blocking out the static in order to focus on what we believe is important. But what if, when the clarity fades into silence, it's the obscure background noise that you would give anything to hold on to?

I've always been a fighter. With parents who barely managed to stay out of jail and two little brothers who narrowly avoided foster care, I became skilled at dodging the punches life threw at me. Growing up, I didn’t have anything I could call my own, but from the moment I met Eliza Reynolds, she was always mine. I became utterly addicted to her and the escape from reality we provided each other. Throughout the years, she had boyfriends and I had girlfriends, but there wasn't a single night that I didn’t hear her voice.

You see, meeting the love of my life at age thirteen was never part of my plan. However, neither was gradually going deaf at the age of twenty-one.

They both happened anyway.

Now, I'm on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.
Fighting for my career.
Fighting the impending silence.
Fighting for her.

Every night, just before falling asleep, she sighs as a final conscious breath leaves her.

I think that's the sound I'll miss the most.

Each book in this series can be read as a standalone.
Available At:
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Check Out The Other Books In This Series:
(Linked to my review)

My Review:

What an emotional and exhilarating ride. All this because of an email I finally opened and decided to share about. I'm at a point where I simply don't know what to say/put in writing about what I feel when considering this book as the topic of discussion. This book is one of the few that left me speechless.

I found myself tearing up the entire first half of the novel. Something about Eliza and Till's situation just hit a sore spot in my heart. When most have so much, not just money wise and they barely having a home and a family just really hurt to read about. No one deserves that life and it was amazing watching/reading the transformation right before my eyes. 

The main heroine is Eliza. She's the girl who had a hiding spot to escape from her reality. Till entered his fantasy through the window of Eliza's hiding spot and has been there ever since. Till is the love interest. He's complicated in every way and will eventually go deaf thanks to a genetic disease. Their story is raw, powerful and filled with cruel twists of fate (whose second name is author).

You have been warned.  

My Favorite Quotes:

"'I don't stalk. I keep tabs.' He winked."

"Maybe having it all was never meant for us."

"I slammed my fist into my reflection [in the mirror]. It shattered against my hand, and I wished like hell that I could do the same to life's vendetta against me."

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