December 4, 2015

Title: Unraveling You
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Series: Unraveling You
Publisher: self-published
Published: November 25, 2014
Genre: YA/NA contemporary romance

Synopsis: Lyric Scott has always had a good life. Outgoing, spunky, and musically talented, she’s constantly surrounded by family and friends, yet she still feels there’s something missing.

Then she meets her new next-door neighbor Ayden Gregory. Mysterious, sweet, and sad, Ayden is the exact opposite of Lyric and exactly what she needs to fill the void in her life.

Ayden has been through more than most people and believes his life is always going to be rocky, so when he’s suddenly adopted by the Gregorys, he’s thrown for a turn. But even with a new, loving family, he still finds himself haunted by the memories of his old life. The only true breath of fresh air is when he’s with his best friend, Lyric Scott.

As Lyric and Ayden grow closer, the lines of their friendship start to blur. But when Ayden’s past unexpectedly pushes its way into his new life, their friendship and newfound attraction will be tested.

5 raw and gritty stars I loved this. LOVED. This is exactly the type of book I lose myself in. Best friends Ayden and Lyric are 2 souls that just had this perfect yin and yang, this perfect balance, as if their relationship beautifully ebbed and flowed together. These two just spoke to me from the very first page. This story had a similar emotionally vulnerable vibe as Jessica Sorensen’s Breaking Nova series (I gave every book in that series 5 stars too), but the storyline is totally different so it’s something new.

This installment introduces us to the two characters, and we get to know them as they get to know each other. They grow closer in such a natural way, and it only made sense for them to push the lines of friendship into something more. Yet, they both know how much things could change, and they aren’t sure if they are even ready.

Ayden is quiet, sad, incredibly kind, and so mysterious. But he isn’t just mysterious to everyone around him, he is also a bit mysterious to himself. We realize as the story progresses just how horrible his childhood has been, and just like Lyric, I wanted to be there for him, to just love him.

Lyric is happy, good, kind, but a little lost. However, as soon as she and Ayden become friends it was as if birds started singing. Their friendship made each of them so much more whole.

The romance in this book is subtle, it’s sweet, and it’s slow. But that is ok because good things take time, my friends. I’d classify this as a mature YA. I have a feeling we’ll get more love in the next book, but it’s certainly not going to be easy.

The ending was tough. I didn’t realize how much of a mystery/suspense there was to this story, but there actually is. I can’t recommend this book enough, and I cannot wait to continue the journey that belongs to Ayden and Lyric. I know my heart is going to be hurt, it’s going to be ugly, but I’m hoping by the end there is healing.

Rec this? YES! If you love deeply emotional stories, while even though they are full of pain, there is hope, this is a must for your TBR.

Happy reading!

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