Friday, August 19, 2016

Blog Tour: Serenity by India R. Adams



Serenity (Forever, #1)Book: Serenity (Forever #1)
Author: India R. Adams
Published: July 26, 2016
Publisher: India's Productions
Number of Pages: 509
Format: ebook (.mobi)
Source: I received a copy from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Tags: Love Story, Cry Baby, YA, Romance, Received for Review

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Synopsis: To say I know where this story begins is to say I remember what lifetime started it all…and why. What I do know is this lifetime is hard and cruel…maybe like the rest. That is until I meet him–the light that shines and guides me. To where, I don’t know, but my soul chooses to follow regardless. I believe my soul has done this before. I believe I will follow him…forever.

"The toll on my spirit had slowly broken me down—day by day, night by night, drink by drink, hit by hit—to the limp, fragile, lost girl that Dereck Hamilton . . . carried away."
 
A destructive home life silently destroys Serenity, a 16-year-old girl, until her broken spirit is given a gift in the form of an old journal that sends her a visitor in the night. The cloaked woman teaches Serenity that the lingering feeling of missing a part of her soul may not be a figment of her imagination, and with these words, Serenity’s journey, of this lifetime, begins.

"Away from the sun I close my eyes
and release myself into the unknown
I hope she is there
I hope she is there…"


-MY REVIEW-

“Moments come and moments go. And some stay with you forever.”



This is what this book did to my emotions. Imagine my emotions took a human form, and are standing on the edge of a cliff. This book runs up and yells, “Don’t jump!” My emotions agree and say “Thank you. You just saved my life.” This book then tells me not to thank him, and kicks me over the edge into a pool of hungry alligators. This book destroyed me (in a good way of course).



I don’t know how to explain this book because I know that I wouldn’t give it justice. I also think that this is one of those books where it’s better going in not knowing a lot.



I loved Serenity and Skyler in this book! I just adored them. I feel like one of the big reasons I loved them so much was because I was able to find pieces of myself in both of them. Sky’s fierceness, Serenity’s want to comfort, and the loyalty that both of them have to each other. I loved watching them join the crew, and how they formed their own family.
The humor in this book was outstanding! With such an emotional book, you wouldn’t think that it would be so funny. I found myself laughing at one in the morning, just because of this book.

This book had what I would call emotional levels. The first half of the book was super emotional, and just a complete laugh and sob fest. Then it kind of leveled out, and it wasn’t as emotional. This was really good though because I needed a break from my emotions going haywire. Then, well, I traveled back to the sob fest. Because how dare this book <spoilers have been removed>. 


I also really enjoyed reading the Halloween scene! I loved the scenes where the guys were just doing things to make the girls happy. It was really sweet, and I hope that one day someone will dress as a mermaid for me.

So overall, I loved this book! It played with my emotions, and was such a joy to read. With fantastic writing and humor, I insist that you read this book.  
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About the Author: India R Adams is an author/singer/songwriter who has written YA and NA novels such as Blue Waters (A Tainted Waters Novella), My Wolf and Me, Steal Me (A Haunted Roads Novel), Rain (A Stranger in the Woods Novel), Serenity (A Forever Series Novel) and also The Forever Series music.

India was born and raised in Florida but has also been so lucky as to live in Idaho (where she froze but fell in love with the small town life), Austin Texas (where she started her first book, Serenity, and met wonderful artist), and now Murphy, North Carolina (where the mountains have stolen a piece of her heart).

Being a survivor of abuse, has inspired India to let others know they have nothing to be ashamed of. She put her many years of professional theater background to the test and has written fictional stories with a shadow of her personal experiences. She says, “I’m simply finding ways to empower perfect imperfections.”

Another cause India feels needs change, is Sexual Slavery. She has joined forces with jewelers to design beautiful ways to raise money for non-profit organizations. Even though India writes about serious subjects such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, and Human Trafficking, she has a magnificent sense of humor, as do the characters she creates. Perfectly balanced between laughter and tears, her readers see how to empower their own perfect imperfections.
 
 
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