Thursday, March 28, 2013

Review - "Breathe" by Elena Dillon

Book Description

Jasmine’s life wasn't normal for a 16 year old girl. It hadn't been normal since the murder of her older sister, Daisy, two years ago. Her life had been changed forever. The monster that murdered Daisy was never caught. That was the reason her family decided to move away from their hometown in Southern California, to start over. Hopefully in a place where the last name Rourke wouldn’t bring on staring or judgment or morbid curiosity.

In Lafayette, Louisiana things are quite a bit different but in a good way. Good manners, Cajun accents and a whole lot of Southern Hospitality all make her think things are going in the right direction. On top of that the most gorgeous boy she has ever met is interested in her. Her new friends are better than she could have hoped for even if she is worried about what they might think when they find out who she is. Life would be perfect if odd things didn't keep happening. Creepy phone calls, texts, and flowers in her locker start adding up quickly to something terrifying. Could the Monster have followed them to Lafayette? Was he coming after her this time? Maybe she was just worrying unnecessarily…or not.


Jasmine is a terrified 16 year old girl, trying to get through the days without having to look over her shoulder or worry about if “he” will come back.  This is how her life has been ever since her older sister Daisy was murdered two years ago and the killer had never been caught.

Jasmine and her family move to Lafayette Louisana hoping that their lives won’t be based on what had happened with Daisy.  Things are going good there for Jasmine, new friends, track try-outs and the most gorgeous guy who is absolutely head over heels for her.  Jasimine doesn’t tell them who she is and what had happened because she wants them to like her for who she is not because of what happened.  She does tell Easton (her boyfriend) and he handles it unbelievabley well making Jasmine love him even more. 

Things are going great for Jasmine, that Is unitl she starts getting texts, calls and flowers in her locker.  Her worse fears are coming true and is up to Jasmine to figure out how she wants to handle things.

I haven’t read a non-paranormal book in a long time and this was a great one to take that “leap”.  The story was compelling, making me want to find out if Jasmine and her families lives will ever be the same.  There was suspense, intrigue and a love story all put into one book.  I loved how the story progressed and I found myself not putting the book down….Definitely a must read!

1 comment:

  1. Tanya,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I appreciate you posting it here on your blog!
    Have a great weekend!