Friday, February 12, 2016

"The Paper Swan" by Leylah Attar

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"My eyes stung with unshed tears. I couldn't reconcile this person with the girl I was a few days ago, the girl who was going to turn heads on her twenty-fourth birthday. My father would know by now I was missing. I would never have skipped out on the birthday bash he was throwing for me....."

Skye is a day short of her 24th birthday. After a great date and on her way home she's kidnapped. Told from Skye's view and then the kidnappers view. She thinks of her child hood friend, her family. What will the headlines say when they find her body? He thinks of his past and what has brought him to this.

If she's going to live through this she'll need to think things through clearly. Can she befriend her kidnapper? Why would he pick her and what does this have to do with her father? Skye needs to figure out why she's been taken if she has a chance of saving herself.

Scary, heartbreaking, violent and told in a way that will captivate you. Will Skye survive or will she die at the hands of this madman?  The terror and the violence of her captor is overwhelming.  It was one of those books that you won't be able to stop reading until the end.

The next 21 days of her life will be ones of horror and love and loss. What will happen when it's over. Or maybe it will never be over. The past is going to carry on way into the future.  Skye will learn things about herself. She will change or won't she? Depends on if she survives and if her kidnapper survives.

There will be thoughts of life and death and in the end? A day comes that changes everything.  You'll have to read it to find out how this ends! What a riveting book!