Title: Breaking Glass
Author: Lisa Armowitz
On the night seventeen-year-old Jeremy Glass winds up in the hospital with a broken leg and a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, his secret crush, Susannah, disappears. When he begins receiving messages from her from beyond the grave, he's not sure whether they're real or if he's losing his grip on reality. Clue by clue, he gets closer to unraveling the mystery, and soon realizes he must discover the truth or become the next victim himself.
** I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review**
So first let me explain about the Traveling book tour because that is how I received this book. So basically there were I think four of us signed up in Canada and I was first to receive this book from the author I read it and now I will pass it along to the next girl on the list and it will continue until it makes its way back to author with all of us leaving notes inside for her (which let me tell you was very hard for me I do not like to mark up books but I did it for her lol) I thought this was such a cool idea its a way for you to share in the love of books with other and I liked to sit and imagine what others would be thinking and doing while reading the same words I did from the very same book. So thanks once again to Justine over at the Goodreads group reading for fun and the wonderful author Lisa Amowitz for putting this fun reading event on.
And now for my review for this amazeballs book. First I must confess it has been a while since I have read a ghost/mystery story and mostly that's because I find they hit a bit close to home, as I am one who believes in the spirit world, and I sometimes get a little spooked, but I am so glad I chose this one it was touching, heartbreaking, and very mysterious with out the big spook factor. I had a hard time putting this book down I found myself wanting to know what happened as bad as Jeremy, I was a little obsessed with this mystery and let me tell you everything is not as it seems and every person in this tale is also not what they seem. What a great tale of twists, turns and some broken lives maybe repaired.
Jeremy oh poor poor Jeremy I really just wanted to scoop him up in my arms and hold him until he felt better, I understood he held so much pain and I wanted to fix it for him, but when I think back he also had a resilience and I believe that is why I just couldn't stop hoping for the best, he needed those answers to heal him whether he knew it or not, and the journey this mystery took him on in a weird way broke him more and then slowly pieced him back together.
I hope I didn't give away to much because everyone deserves to be as surprised as I was and just when you think okay this has to be all the OMG moments left you will be wrong there is more, much more.
The journey of these characters is brought together perfectly with it moving back and forth to the "then" and "Now" I loved how the author brought them together too, it's hard to explain but it works beautifully and adds that little bit extra that keeps you guessing and expecting a much different outcome.
I would recommended this story to everyone and anyone because it's not just a ghost story mystery, it is also a tale of love lost and found, and the ability to cope with even the most life shattering of situations. I think we can all relate to lose and confusion and this book is a beautifully tragic tale that will pull at your heartstrings and have you lost in the mystery until the very end. Awesome just Awesome!!!!!!
About the Author
Lisa Amowitz is an artist and graphic designer by trade, but writing
has always been a deep and abiding passion. As a mom of an actual
teen, she's not just writing YA; she's living it.
She can be found online at: http://lisa-amowitzya.blogspot.com/