Title: Survival Author: Rebecca Sherwin Release Date: September 20, 2012 Tour Hosts: Rebecca Sherwin and Passionate Promotions
~Synopsis ~With intertwining memories and world of deceit and betrayal yet to be exposed, Survival, book #1 in the Twisted series, is an intense, compelling page-turner, seen through the eyes of Skye 'the Skillet' Jones. With no friends, no family and a life of loneliness ahead, Skye was looking for a reason to fight. To live. To survive. A once happy family was torn apart, leaving a hazy cloud of confusion, abandonment and fear in its wake. Her twin brother, Oliver, was all she had. Until the talons of death and the consequences of his dangerous coping mechanism tore his life from him. Skye was left alone, mourning the loss of her brother and the life he would never live, when Cut Throat Curtis swooped in and taught her to fight; to control her emotional anguish with physical strength. But he was dangerous, a force to be reckoned with. A man with turmoil and secrets of his own. He soon left as quickly as he'd appeared, becoming a ghost in the life she no longer knew. She had nothing. She had no one. When all Skye had was her will to survive, fate have her Thomas. He fought for her, he fought with her and he loved her like no other. But fate was waiting, ready to strike with the force of a hurricane when she thought she had everything she'd ever wanted. It was coming, the cruel twist of fate that would bring Skye to her knees and threaten her survival once more...
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Review by Brittany
Skye Jones was born just a few minutes after her brother, Oliver. And ever since then, those two have been thick as thieves. Even as their family fell apart, the two stuck together, each holding two jobs, saving every penny so they can get away from their drunk of a mother.
One New Year’s Eve, Skye is introduced to her brother’s friends. One in particular stood out to her. Cut Throat, or Curtis. One night later down the road, Curtis shows up at her house and takes her away. She learns that night that her brother is a fighter and has been for a while now. That night changes her life forever.
After the unfortunate accident, Curtis and Skye strike up a relationship. They’re good together. They’re happy. But one night Curtis reveals that Oliver had money saved for him and Skye, that they had more than enough to get away from their mother and live on their own. The thing is, Curtis isn’t coming.
Years later, on Margarita Monday, Skye meets a guy in an alleyway. He captures her heart with a simple magic trick. Three hours later, they realize they have that insta-love connection.
Thomas is good for Skye. I mean, he’s real good for her. Together they’re happy, and Skye is finally living. She’s living for her and Oliver. She has a purpose, a reason to wake up each day. All is good and Skye is slowly getting over her fear of Thomas leaving her…
There are just a few words that describe the reading experience I had. Let’s see if I can chronologically list them… Upset. Really upset. Angry. Happy. Pissed. Concerned. Angry. Happy. Super happy. Ecstatic. Depressed. Crying. Tears. Pain.
Yeah, it’s a ride. Rebecca Sherwin is the operator of this roller coaster ride and you’re never going to be the same when you get off.
The only thing that bothered me in this book. The insta-love between Skye and Thomas. I can’t stand it. It’s not just this book, but every book, unless it’s done in a certain way, no. No no no no no insta-love. Things take time!!!
BUT I am just thrilled that these two got together. Skye and Thomas have a love, a relationship, that I envy. I want to be Skye, I want to feel a love like that. I can’t describe it other than you watch these two and you just know that they will be together forever. It’s amazing. Rebecca just has this way that makes you a part of them.
The story… yeah it’s not entirely original, but it’s the best damn story I’ve read yet. This is definitely in my top five best reads of this year. Survival was one of those books I had the hardest time putting down, which sucks because I’m at college. I couldn’t read it fast enough, and I couldn’t read it slow enough.
There is a scene in this book that will rip your heart out. It will leave you weak, crying, and emotionally unstable. Yeah, I cried and I messaged Rebecca and I yelled at her. I hated her for what she did, but it was one of those things she didn’t plan out. The story wrote itself.
I am impatiently waiting for book two. I have to see where this is going. Five stars for Survival! And a definite improvement from her first book! Oh, I gotta go reread now.