I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Sever by J.M. Miller
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One simple decision can end a future.
One simple persuasion can sever a life.
The moment Annisyn Kane slips her rake pick into the lock of a stranger's door, the straight life she's led the last few years is scratched out. In the past, the goal was never theft. It was to escape. From life. From death. To quiet the dreams that replayed an affliction she longed to forget. This night, though, was different. She was out of options.
The isolated house was supposed to be an easy target. In and out. No problems. But the simple job takes a twisted turn when Annisyn comes face to face with the only real love she ever had.
Five years ago, she could have persuaded Damian Mead to stay. She wasn't willing to be the end of his future, so she let him go. Before the emotions from their tangled past have a chance to spin between them, Annisyn discovers that their startling encounter is the least of the night's problems. There's someone else in the house, and the only thing on his mind is revenge.
*recommended ages 17+ for mature content*
Sever is a book I’ve been eyeballing since we revealed it’s cover on Contagious Reads. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a review copy this week and I am so glad I did. Sever was awesome. It is extremely well written, and well balanced. We start of in the present with Syn, we find out who she is. Then we find out who she was. The book alternates between the present and the past. It sounds jarring, but it’s not at all. The back and forth is very effortless, and I found myself looking forward to the movement. It was exciting to weave through the lives of these characters.
Syn is flawed, and dark, and a bit of a tough girl. She’s very likable, without coming off as fake. The thing that I found most surprising and rewarding was how quickly I was sucked into the book. I’ve been DNF-ing books left and right lately. So being able to sit down and lose myself in a book again was awesome!!!
Sever is almost completely different than anything else on the market right now. It’s part suspense,and part new adult contemporary romance. It’s dark without being overpowering, it’s light without being too fluffy. If you’re looking for a book that is good and satisfying, and happy, and sad then Sever is definitely one that you should pick up.