Monday, January 6, 2014

Review: The Destiny of Violet and Luke by Jessica Sorensen

Luke Price's life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningless relationships are a distraction-a way to tune out the twisted memories of his childhood. He desperately wishes he could forget his past, but it haunts him no matter what he does.

Violet Hayes has had a rough life. When she was young, she was left with no family and the memory of her parents' unsolved murders. She grew up in foster homes, living with irresponsible parents, drugs, and neglect, and trying to fight the painful memories of the night her parents were taken from her. But it's hard to forget when she never got closure-and she can't stop dreaming about what happened that tragic night. To make it through life, she keeps her distance from everyone and never allows herself to feel anything.

Then Violet meets Luke. The two clash instantly, yet they can't seem to stay away from each other. Although they fight it, they both start to open up and feel things they've never felt before. They discover just how similar they are. But they also discover something else: The past always catches up with you

Sorensen has done it again. I have been won over by her badass characters. She always seems to know how to capture the best and worst of her characters yet still make us like them.

The mystery and sadness that goes along with this love story is really what makes the book. If we didn't have the extra component we would have just had another love story that follows the same pattern as all of the others. But the twists and turmoil (as in all of Sorensens' books) really had me going.

I wanted so much more of this story. The end left me dying for more. I hope there is another book after this or at least the completion of the destiny of these two characters somewhere in another book. Rock on Jessica!

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