Title: Razorblade Kisses
Author: RL Griffin
Genre: New Adult/Coming of Age
Cover Design: Michelle Carroll - Silver Plum Creations
Release Date: January 8th 2015
Her name is Emery Shaw...Emily Sanders...Emma Simpson...Ericka Smith.
Her family was well off, she ran. They looked for her, she hid. They found her, she ran again. Tragedy strikes, she gets even.
The fact is, she doesn’t know who she is, she tried to run, to hide and make a life for herself, but that backfired. No one knows her except her best friend Rachel, if that’s even an adequate word for what they are to each other. Rachel helps her build a life for herself below the radar, which is fine until the unthinkable happens knocking Em out of her unfeeling cocoon. When her house of cards comes tumbling down she runs again, until the one person who can change her mind finds her.
Due to adult situations, language and possible scenarios that may be difficult for some readers to handle, take a breath before you start this one. It’s gritty and not pretty. Nothing is pretty here. Whiskey is a good thing.
Its 340am. I just finished this book. I didn't know how to get out how I felt about this book, so I immediately messaged the author. I'm so wowed and flabbergasted after reading that book. I consumed it and I just couldn't put this down.. I read the last few chapters in tears. I'm writing this still in tears, hell I wrote the author in tears, I'm actually having trouble seeing the screen. I literally had to have a box of Kleenex next to me while reading the end. My kindle was hardly viewable through the tears built up in my eyes.
When I was about 20% through this book, I knew it was going to be exceptional. I also knew it was going to be one hell of an emotional read. And I was right. This was simply amazing and devastating to my emotions. I'm literally struggling with the aftermath of this book. I don't think even saying that I have a book hangover is sufficient, it's so much more than that. This book just pulled a tornado of emotions out of me. I feel like RL took a glass heart, my heart, cracked it, chipped it apart, then slowly glued everything back together and it's so beautifully broken at the end.
RL's words and the story and the ideas behind Emma and her strength in this book, just hit me so hard. Or I should say what everyone else saw as strength, just struck such a chord for me. You never realize your own strength, and emma surely didn't. Not when she should have or needed to.
This was such a beautiful amazing heartbreaking gut wrenching emotional story. But she delivered it absolutely amazingly. I fell in love with every single one our the characters. Rachel, Derrick, Tim, Ashley, and Noah. Every single character served such a purpose for Emma. RL literally made me feel like I was a part of the story, I felt so connected to it, it felt like I lived it.
I don't know if this review is making sense. I don't know if I can clearly communicate how epically amazing this book was. It was sad, and so heartbreaking but so amazingly beautiful.
If I had a way I would give this book over 5 stars.