Sunday, 23 September 2012
Barely Breathing - Rebecca Donovan (the Breathing #2)
Barely Breathing continues six months after the events in The Reason to Breath.
The plot was intense and so were my emotions while reading it. I could literally feel myself tensing up. I have been reading this series for over a long period of time, but it's one of these kind of books that won't leave your mind even after a long period of time.
What captivated me with this book was the authenticity of the feelings. The drama was done realistically, full of emotions. I was at the edge of the set most of the time gnawing my nails off and no major events weren't even happening jet. The way Rebecca Donovan delivers feelings is very emotional.
Emma just doesn't feel like your average teenage heroine. No emotional and dramatic fits, just... Emma. Calculating and a very feet on ground attitude. And then seeing her change 180 degrees, and releasing her inner anger, in second becoming a force of destruction was awe-inspiring.
The only thing making me feel a little less than 5 stars full of love, was again the ending. It's only natural that all these accidents and drama is catching up with her and making her do all kind of stupid things. I can understand all of this. But I just can't take this noble-idiot-syndrome, it makes me gnash my teeth.
Still, overall I liked this book a lot. Different from the first one. Fresh and interesting, yet still managing to keep the original feel to it. Can't wait for the third book, Out of Breath! We don't even have a release date yet :( , but I'm sure, I'll read it at the first possible chance!