Monday, August 19, 2013

Living in the Dark by Rebekah Campbell - Review




Title: Living in the Dark
Author: Rebekah Campbell
Format: E-book (Kindle)
Read: December 26, 2012
Rating: 4/5
Recommend: Yes!


Summary: Experiences can make us or break us and it's no different for sixteen-year-old, Emily. 

Living under the roof of her abusive Uncle, Emily is brutally attacked by a gang and wakes up from a coma with no recollection of the accident.

As the amnesia starts to clear, Emily realises that her memory is not the only thing coming back to her from the accident. There's also a wild, angry power that she has to control before it destroys her and everyone else. 

So the question remains: Will Experience make her or break her?


Review: I was given a copy of this in e-book format in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Ms. Campbell for the chance to read your book. 

This debut novel by Ms. Campbell is a fast read, a phenomenal read to be sure. Emily, sweet Emily's life has been turned into a nightmare. This page turning novel will keep you wondering exactly what's behind her strange and out-of-character bursts of violence. Emily is the target of bullies.

The ending will have you wondering what the hell, where is the rest? Why? Just why did she choose to end it this way?! Were is the rest?! God knows I had the same thoughts and had a conversation with myself in public, that this was how she chose to end it, that it is what it is. This is what Ms. Campbell created in her debut novel, and if it is going to give me a complex then so be it. I will just have to wait to see if she once more revisits Emily and her story, or if I'm going to be left hanging. 

My only complaint is that it could be a little bit longer, but that's probably the only complaint I have (aside from the fact that it made me crazy for weeks!).

Purchase: B&N
Goodreads: Rebekah Campbell
Cross posted: Confessions of a Bibliophile
Reviewed by Martha