Thursday, July 2, 2015

Blog Tour - The Choice

 Title: The Choice
Author: Allison J. Kennedy
Release Date: May 23, 2015
Publisher: Booktrope
Format: e-ARC

Rating 4/5 Stars
About the book: How do you heal from your past when you're still trapped within it?

I lost myself the night of the party. Just like that, my innocence and my sanity were torn away.

I would like to say that time heals all wounds, but it doesn't. And I would like to say that falling in love is what rescued me, but it wasn't. Nobody told me what to expect in the coming days and weeks and months after conceiving a rapist's child. Years later, my wounds are still just as fresh as the night they were made. It would be so easy to disappear and allow the memories to consume me.

But that's the choice, isn't it? To live instead.

**This book contains rape triggers. Discretion is advised.

I squeezed the remaining water out of my hair with a towel as I stood naked before my bedroom's floor-length mirror. I examined a few bruises on my legs and one on my shoulder from where Tyler pinned me down with his elbow. They were yellow and purple and seemed to be fading. I touched them lightly and saw in my mind's eye the entire thing from start to finish, thankful that this time I didn't fall apart.
But nightmares followed me to bed that night just like before. Only this time, I didn't wake up from them. They plagued me from the moment I fell asleep until a sound outside jolted me back to life.
I lunged upright in bed, heaving for breath. Sweat trickled down my face and neck. The room was too dark; it was suffocating me. I reached for my lamp but it wouldn't turn on, so I darted across the room to flip on the light. The power was out. The tree outside crashed against my window with a gust of angry wind. I raked air into my lungs, pressing my back against the wall as I sank to my knees. I couldn't even remember what I had dreamt. I only knew what I felt.
My body shook with each sob, my bare legs hugged tightly to my chest. This all just needed to end. I felt like I was losing my sanity more with each passing hour.

Allison wrote this wonderful read. I know what you're thinking; how is a book about rape wonderful? Well it's wonderful because she wrote this about such a difficult subject and managed to not glamorize anything about it. This book managed to hit me right in the feels because I could feel the pain and the agony right along with her. 

May even ended up pregant with her rapist's child and all I could think of was what was she going to do. It is her choice after all and while this is never an easy subject to read or write about, it hit several points on this.

If you're looking for a book in which will make you feel and explores a subject that is almost never talked about then The Choice is the one for you.

About the author: Allison was born and raised in the mountains of Oregon, birthed of the crisp, clean air and rainy forests. She now resides in Oklahoma City, though she is still thoroughly attached to her home and finds much inspiration for her stories whenever she has a chance to return. As the spouse of a police officer and a full-time photographer, she is on her toes 24/7.

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