Author: Amy Harmon
Series: Stand Alone
Published: November 27, 2014
Genre: YA/NA Paranormal/Contemporary
My Rating: 4 Stars!
If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it will hurt. But you’ll be able to prepare.
Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he’d been broken at birth. I knew that wasn’t what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start.
It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and nobody wanted anything to do with him. People love babies, even sick babies. Even crack babies. But babies grow up to be kids, and kids grow up to be teenagers. Nobody wants a messed up teenager.
And Moses was messed up. Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t stay away.
And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all...a love story.
This is one of those rare books where the review is so darn hard to write. Not because you didn't love the book but because you did and you know nothing you can articulate into words will even come close to doing it justice.
No matter what I write down, it still won't come across the page like the emotions this book brought on by reading it. I am just not that talented of a writer.
This book will steal your attention and your focus until there is nothing else left to do but to give in and give it your undivided attention and time. You won't be able to stop thinking about it until you do and even then, it doesn't quite release you from its clutches. You will think about the story, the characters, and the tragedy long after the pages have been turned and the book set aside.
It is rare when an author can surprise me with twists I don't see coming. With turns that make my stomach drop and my mouth hang open because I quite simply didn't see them coming and by the time I was there, in the middle of the chaos and stomach dropping turns, it was too late to go back and I had no choice but to continue on hoping the ride wouldn't get any more treacherous.
What started out as a love story ended up being so much more and I won't even go into detail because this isn't a book you should read every review of before you start it. You should go into it blind and just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Moses and Georgia are two people you need to meet and experience for yourself. Their story, their struggles are ones you won't soon forget and you will be happy you took with them.
this is the first i hear of this book, sound really good :) happy to hear you liked it :DReplyDelete
Glad I could introduce it to you! :)Delete
I started reading the sampler for this book, and already, I can see why this one would give me a "heartburn". I'm going to try and read the rest.ReplyDelete
I hope you make it through it. :)Delete
Ah yes it's always difficult to write a review like that because you don't really know what to tell. In any case I'm glad you had a good time and it's the first time I hear about this one.ReplyDelete
I bet you would love this one Melliane. :)Delete
Writing reviews for novels that you loved is indeed the most difficult part of book blogging, but I think you made out quite well. It's great that this story ended up being so much more than just a romance.ReplyDelete
Christy really loved this one as well Ali, so it's on my list for sure. The synopsis makes me a little nervous though, I can't help but hope this has a happy ending. I might need someone like you to tell me what happens ;-)ReplyDelete
Don't let the synopsis scare you away Jenny, you will like it!Delete
I've been seeing this book everywhere lately, Ali and your review is just pushing me further to read it. It sounds really intriguing and beautiful. I'll have to put it on my TBR pile! :)ReplyDelete
Yay! I am glad you are going to add it to the pile.Delete
I'm looking forward to digging in. Sometimes you're such a tease. :-)ReplyDelete
Have a great New Years!
Anna from Shout with Emaginette
I've been really curious about The Law of Moses...and if it's so good that you can't really articulate that love, well then, it's something I really want to check out. :)ReplyDelete
Yay! I hope you do give this a try.Delete
Definitely sounds like something I'd want to pick up, if you loved it so much. I'm glad that you thoroughly enjoyed it - it's nice to come across those hidden gems.ReplyDelete
Brittany @ http://www.spacebetweenthespines.com/
It really is.Delete
A NA managed to surprise you? Now that is something I have to read. I will look this up.ReplyDelete
Definitely and Christy loved this too if that helps sway you more. ;)Delete
Wow Great review Kindlemom. It's going on my wish list!!ReplyDelete
Mmmhmm ... it's definitely a good one. We may have to gang up on Heidi and make her read it, because I think she's like it.ReplyDelete
I agree, she needs to read this one!Delete
This does sound freaking amazing! I remember hearing about it somewhere. Oh, I think it was Christy who said she thought I'd like it. Hmmm... I think I may have to grab this one!ReplyDelete
I am sure it was Christy, she is the one that made me read it. ;)Delete
Her Making Faces made me really emotional and I loved it. Really excited to see what this one will be like :D From your review, I can tell I won't be disappointed!!ReplyDelete
Ooo I will have to read that one as well.Delete
this book keeps popping up on my radar, I am so curious because so many loved it. I am glad to hear it turned out to be so much more then a love story, but now I cannot help but feel curious. Maybe when I go on my break in feb/march I will pick this one up.ReplyDelete
I hope you do!Delete
I've seen this around GR a lot, but, according to my friends, it's really a hit or miss book...but I might still try it out ^^ So curious and intrigued!! Glad you loved :DReplyDelete
I can see that. I do hope if you decide to pick it up that you fall into the hit category.Delete
Oh I loved this book so, so, so much!! It was one of the best I read this year.ReplyDelete
It really was wonderful!Delete
Well this certainly does sound interesting. I love the concept. Adding it to my list now.ReplyDelete
So glad you loved it!!! This was one of my favorite books in 2014, I loved it so much. I hardly give out 5 stars to books, but a contemporary book was just impossible so I was really shocked that I gave this one 5 stars HAHAReplyDelete
So happy you loved it too, it really was a great read!Delete
I just found your blog and am loving all of your reviews. Although, I am upset because now I HAVE to go out and buy this book. Haha, so thanks! =PReplyDelete
Yay! Glad you found me and yay again for wanting to read this book, it is awesome, you will love it!Delete