The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. The war has not yet touched this city of fallen grandeur, or the lives of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanova, who share a single room in a cramped apartment with their brother and parents. Their world is turned upside down when Hitler's armies attack Russia and begin their unstoppable blitz to Leningrad.
Yet there is light in the darkness. Tatiana meets Alexander, a brave young officer in the Red Army. Strong and self-confident, yet guarding a mysterious and troubled past, he is drawn to Tatiana--and she to him. Starvation, desperation, and fear soon grip their city during the terrible winter of the merciless German siege. Tatiana and Alexander's impossible love threatens to tear the Metanova family apart and expose the dangerous secret Alexander so carefully protects--a secret as devastating as the war itself--as the lovers are swept up in the brutal tides that will change the world and their lives forever.
Oh my, God. This book. I can't, for the life of me, can't seem to wrap my head around The Bronze Horseman. Here, read the blurb while I try to organize my thoughts for a moment:
Tasting Never by C.M. Stunich
A nice quick read and a promising start to a series. Click READ MORE for the rest of the review. Here's the blurb:
Never Ross wants to be loved.
Unbreak Me by Lexi Ryan
This book ranks way up there as one of the most beautiful, heart-wrenching stories I have ever read. It hooked me right from the beginning and didn't stop sinking it's clutch on my heart until the very last page.
“If you’re broken, I’ll fix you…”
Friend-zoned by Belle Aurora
I really enjoyed reading this one!
Nikolai Leokov never thought he'd fall in love with the only girl he's ever befriended.
Bully by Penelope Douglas
There comes a time when you encounter a book that is so relevant and expertly written that you can't help but to love it.
My name is Tate. He doesn't call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all. No, he'll barely even speak to me.
Fading (Fading #1) by E.K. Blair
I just fell absolutely in love with this book. Blurb:
Can a guilty conscience keep wounds from healing?
4 stars. Can't seem to give it that final star. It was a great book, don't get me wrong, but there was something missing for me; something that would have catapulted it into the realm of 5-star books. Blurb:
Silence is only skin deep.
Colleen Hoover definitely knocked this one out of the park. Blurb right here:
There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.
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2014 Reading Challenge
Guia has read 5 books toward her goal of 100 books.