Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Review: The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller by L.B. Simmons

The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller



For some, it's simply one of life's certainties, nothing more. For others, it's merely a fleeting thought, one often overshadowed by the reckless delusion that they have been blessed with the gift of immortality.

For Aubrey Miller, death is the definition of her very existence. Overcome with the guilt resulting from the loss of her beloved family, she alters her appearance from the once beautiful, blonde-haired, blue-eyed little girl to that of one shrouded in complete darkness, enveloping herself in her own unbreakable fortress of solitude as a form of protection for others.

As she enters her first year of college, her goal is simple: Earn a degree with the least amount of social interaction as possible. What she never anticipates is the formation of very unlikely relationships with two people who will change her life in ways she never believed possible: Quinn Matthews, the boisterous former pageant queen, and Kaeleb McMadden, a childhood friend from her past who never really let her go.

Over the years, as their connections intertwine and grow, a seemingly indestructible bond is formed between the three...

But when death painfully reemerges, Aubrey is lost once again, burying herself deeper than ever before inside the familiar fortification of her fears.

Will the refuge of friendship, the solidarity of life-long bonds, and the power of unconditional love be enough to do the impossible?

Will they be enough to finally bring about...

The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller?


It is quite interesting read. L. B. Simmons' books are always amazing. This one is no exception. And once again, an emotional roller-coaster. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The story is very intriguing. Although it's not quite what I expected but I'm happy to say that it is even better.

It's a story of three friends who are each others' strength. Raven (Aubrey) is a girl who just want to vanish in the crowd. She has made her life's mission to drive people away. She refuses to love anyone and doesn't accept love from others. When she joined college she had absolutely no plan to be anyone's friend.... until she meets Quinn and then Kaeleb.

As far as most people are concern Quinn is the happiest soul on this planet. That girl never stops smiling and enjoying life. Although, reality cannot be farther from it. She has her problems, her issues and she is simply unable to deal with life. But with Raven and Kaeleb she is different, she is herself, her story might seem insignificant but she is in fact at the center of it all.

Kaeleb knew Aubrey, he knows Raven, but he can't accept her. He wants his friend back and he will do anything to resurrect her. This how resurrection of Aubrey Miller starts. When two friends decided that they need their third friend to be the best version of herself.... Three of them go through a lot, deal with a lot, there is sadness in their souls and yet through it all they remain loyal to each other. Together they might weather any storm which comes their way... And there will be many storms to come, no doubt it that.

P.S. If you don't like reading about depression, or depressed people this book is not for you so don't bother. On the other hand if you're or you know someone who is scared of living then I suggest you do read it and try to understand a few of the messages in this book.

P.P.S. Life is not easy, and we all deal with it differently. The best we can do is accept whatever we're given and go from there. Living in guilt, anger, or hate is not living at all.