Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone. Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it’s too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she’s unable to escape. Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.
WOWZERS! This book just wow! It blew me away. It really hit me in the feels as this book focuses on abuse. Relationship abuse from parents and her boyfriend. Poor Grace is such a smart cookie and i absolutely loved all the theater / music references in it! The book starts at the end of the relationship and continues on to describe how Grace came to be in this abusive relationship. This book was beautifully haunting and imaginative. Heather will send you on a roller coaster of emotions as you look deep inside the scary parts of toxic relationships. Grace was well written and you are instantly drawn to her because she is such a beautiful dreamer, funny, and charismatic. The supporting cast was well written and your emotion for them is to slap the crap out of them as they are just awful people. (awful character wise but very well written). I stayed up way late reading this beautifully written story as I could not out it down. I love emotional books and ones that cover dark things in life and this one is definitely on my top 10 list! Thank you NetGalley, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. 5 stars from me!
Buy Me June 13th, 2017