BREAK MY BONES
(The Wish Makers Book Two)
By Shawn McGuire
Everyone makes mistakes. Crissy’s just might kill her.
Seventeen-year-old Crissy Sheets was so sure Brad was the one, she believed him when he swore the first bruise was an accident. She believed him when he told her he loved her after the second. Now trapped in an abusive relationship with no idea of how to get out, she’s all but given up on ever having the life she dreams of. With little to lose, Crissy wishes for a better future.
She’s told her wish has been granted, but nothing has changed. Her house is still a dump, her mother is still drinking, and Brad still wants to control her every move. Then Lance moves into the house across the yard. He’s hot, chivalrous, and wants to help Crissy break free. Will standing up for herself push Brad too far?
INNER STRENGTH and SELF-EMPOWERMENT
I have won Break My Bones in a giveaway over at Kat's Indie Reads and because it's the second book of a series I read Sticks and Stones first (click HERE for the review).
Like the first book, Break My Bones is a very serious read, it's topic being domestic violence, the results of alcoholism, and addiction in general.
But thankfully the author didn't get stuck in the very real depiction of the above mentioned tragedies but tells us what is needed to break out. Besides a Wish Mistress, that is.
Crissy is abused by Brad, stuck in baby sitting duty and one day, she makes a wish - for a better future. And things take their course.
What is so amazing about this book is the story is told without any moral judgment; it just shows how to break out of a vicious circle by accepting help from friends and changing your self-perception. Shawn McGuire did an excellent job showing the reader that finding your inner strength and having faith in one self is all you need to create a better future, all by yourself. No one is too weak or too worthless to not make his dreams come true and start anew.
SUM TOTAL:4 STARS
Break My Bones was another 4 star read gifted to us by Shawn McGuire. It's serious, it's hard on your emotions at times, you may even find yourself in there sometimes, but it's great. And hopeful.
No fifth star because again, no Shakespeare. Otherwise, an excellent sequel.
Keep them coming, Miss McGuire!