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Underwater by Maayan Nahmani

 
 

November 9, 2016

 

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Jeri’s Book Attic

 
 

 

 

Title :              Underwater

Author :           Maayan Nahmani

Series :            n/a

Release date :   June 26th 2016

Rating :           2 Stars

 

 

Blurb : In an instant, my world turned upside down

Because of one incident, my life will never be the same

 

Every day I struggled to breathe

Every day I went through the motions

 

I felt too much

I was numb

 

I was drowning

I was lost inside the black

 

So they made me go there

I was already there, watching from the dark

 

And then I met him

And then I saw her

 

He scared me to death

She took my breath away

 

He was darkness

She was my light

 

They whispered he can’t be touched

She was the only one I could touch

 

I couldn’t be with him, they needed me

I fucking needed her

 

So I told him I would be his friend

I told her I would be her friend. For now.

 

But I couldn’t resist him for long

She finally realized that she’ll always be mine

 

We were a hot mess

We were the perfect kind of mess

 

Then reality dawned on me

Then my demons broke loose

 

I was underwater, trying to break through to the surface

I reached out my hand, trying to pull her to shore

 

Could he really help me?

Would she accept me, scars and all?

 

This was us

This was our story

 

Author’s Note: “This book is based on true events and contains sensitive subjects that may be a trigger to some readers, such as violence, abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. It also contains a parent with cancer. It is recommended for ages 18 and up.”

Safe. No cheating/OW

 

Review : The blurb sounded really great and I think the plot itself has true potential. It is just that the intense feeling that you can already almost touch from the blurb – get lost in the actual story. 

 

The whole book felt like a diary entry. I get that this is suposed to be based on true envents but the plotline demanded a different treatment for the reader to actually FEEL the story.

 

 

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