I am going to be honest and say that based on the cover of this book and the synopsis, I probably would have passed this book over. However, everybody in the book world was talking about it when it was released, giving it 5 STARS. Then, one of my favorite authors, Claire Contreras, recommended the book. Since I love her writing, I figured she wouldn’t steer me wrong, and, boy, was I right. I devoured this book the minute I started it, and, just like the majority of readers, I also gave it 5 CROWNS. It was amazing! A beautifully written story of revenge and love.
The attribute of the story that I love the most are the words. There are so many lines from this story that are gold, commentary on love, hope, revenge, and redemption. Her words just speak to me and move me emotionally, so much so, that it was incredibly difficult to pick one line that I love more than others. Alas, I am required to choose just one for this post.
“Because when we love, we carry it on the inside, and we can turn on its light even in our darkest moments. The deeper we love, the brighter it shines.”
Her words, although written in a fictitious world, are so applicable to the world we are living in currently. More than ever we need love. We need it to drive out the darkness. The power of words and their ability to change people and their ideologies is exhibited in this one quote alone.
The diction she used to convey topics and themes through her characters is just magic, completely beautiful. My words will not do her words justice. It is something that you just need to experience.
They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. They lie. For 21 days she held on. But on Day 22, she would have given anything for the sweet slumber of death. Because on Day 22, she realizes that her only way out means certain death for one of the two men she loves.
A haunting tale of passion, loss, and redemption, The Paper Swan is a darkly intense yet heartwarming love story, textured with grit, intrigue, and suspense.A full-length, standalone romantic suspense novel, intended for mature audiences due to violence, sex and language. Subject matter may be disturbing for some readers. Please note: this is not a love triangle.
About the Author:
Leylah Attar is the New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author of The Paper Swan. She writes stories about love – shaken, stirred and served with a twist. Sometimes she disappears into the black hole of the internet, but can usually be enticed out with chocolate.
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