Thursday, April 18

Review: Lost by Nadia Simonenko


Title: Lost

By: Nadia Simonenko

My Copy: Ebook from Author for Review

BookWhisperer Rating:

three books

Sometimes you need someone else to help you find your way.
Maria's life was torn apart when she was fifteen, and for seven years she's kept her terrible secret hidden from the world. Now, in her final semester of college, she still struggles against paralyzing fear just trying to speak up in class, and the terror and helplessness linger on in her nightmares.
Across campus, Owen sees his scars in the mirror every morning while he gets ready for class. They remind him of the broken home he left behind, the father he hates and fears, and the little sister he couldn't protect. Now, in his final semester of college, he's scared that he may have to return to the hell he called home after staying away for almost five years.
When Owen becomes a teaching assistant for one of Maria's classes, they find themselves irresistibly drawn to each other. As the two learn each other's secrets and grow closer, they realize that although they may be lost, they're not alone anymore.

our thoughts

Lost is a mixture of horribly tragic lives. With all of the characters carrying the weight of damaged pasts; it is a very somber, and heart breaking story. This will not be a happy go lucky story, and the only positive result was the glimmer of light on the horizon that these individuals could find potentially find happiness. Both main characters spend the majority of this story living their lives in a bubble. They not only will not relate to others, but they also keep themselves so barricaded behind their personal walls that they no longer know themselves. It is depressing to see how their experiences have transformed their lives so drastically. Sympathy will be pouring out readers throughout this entire novel as they follow along this depressing and heart wrenching story. This is definitely a read for someone looking for a deep and vaguely dark story. It is not a story for the weak hearted, but rather fans of survivors.

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