There are times as a blogger/book reviewer that we become stuck. What I mean by this is, same book, same story line, the same out come. But then there are the times when you read something that just completely destroys you. You can't move on, you can't get it out of your mind and you can not even think about picking up something else to read. I long for these times. I want to be destroyed, I want to be emotionally exhausted and I want to believe in good again. That is exactly what you get in Craving Resurrection by Nicole Jacquelyn. It. Is. Brilliant!!!
The dialogue is some of the best I have ever read. With that said, its written from dual points of views. Patick (Poet) is Irish, and she wrote it the way he would speak... Irish accent. At times it is a bit tough to follow, but you catch on very quickly and it becomes second nature to the reader. There were times that I was so, mesmerized by what he was saying, I had to close my kindle and just absorb what he just said.
This is a different kind of MC book... as a mater of fact it actually plays a very little part in Poet and Amy's story. This is a book about overcoming the devastating acts of one person and how it can have an everlasting trickle effect on everyone in your life. The past has a way of haunting you or making you stronger, you decide which. This is a story about love. A pure undying love that becomes so twisted and tainted, you as a reader, believe there is no coming back from what you just read.
Amy, is Outstanding! She is probably the best leading lady I have read. She is not weak. Yes, she has her moments of weakness but she does not linger. She has had a rough life. Her parents suck and she has been moved all over the world, only to be abandoned time and time again by her parents. But she doesn't let it destroy her. She befriends Peg and her life changes forever...
Sometimes love is not enough... Sometimes actions are set into motion without you even knowing and the consequences are bigger then the love you share. Patrick, had no idea he would ever be pulled into something that would ruin him. He knew that he had only once choice, but that choice cost him more than he could ever imagine... Amy. He knew she loved him, but could she ever forgive him?
I could literally go on and on with all the reasons you should read this book, but honestly there is only one reason, It is so beautifully written. The conversations between Patrick and Phoenix (Nix) are profound! I cried... no, I bawled. The acceptance, the compassion, the understanding... I am getting choked up thinking about it. I have never experienced the pull, that this interaction had on me.
I have to say, Nicole Jacquelyn's writing has only gotten better. She has now written two of my favorite books. Two of my top 5 books ever... I say that loudly and proudly.
Not only is this book brilliant, but I believe it to a very important book. The subject matter it deals with, are not easy to talk about for some. And you never know, this book may help someone or change someones way of thinking.