Sunday, February 23, 2014

Review of Song of the Fireflies by J.A. Redmerski


Song of the FirefliesSince they were kids, Elias Kline and Brayelle Bates have been inseparable. When Bray moves to South Carolina, separating the two for the first time, they both at last realize that their innocent childhood friendship has developed into something much more. So when Bray finally returns to Georgia—and to Elias—things between them couldn’t be more perfect…until one fateful night changes everything.
Desperate not to go to prison for a terrible accident, Elias and Bray decide to run. As they try to make the most of their freedom, the two find themselves relying on a rebellious group of people who tempt the duo into a wild and daring new life. But they can’t run from their troubles forever.
As the consequences of their past catch up to them, the couple must finally face reality. Even if they can make it through the unimaginable, Elias knows the truth about Bray’s painful history, and in the end he may not be able to save Bray from herself…


My review


This book was like a rollercoster ride, let me tell ya. I don't know if this is Redmerski's best work but I enjoyed it. Redmerski really did a good job with describing a persons thoughts and actions when there suffering from a bipolar disease and depression.  Blay's mood swings really made sens when we found that out. 
I don't know if I love blay. I don't have anything against people with mental diseases but her fear of going to prison seems so irrational and over the top for me and I just didn't understand. Finding out she was bipolar explained a lot for me but I couldn't love her at that point. 
I really like elais and I love the devotion he has for her. Sometimes it seemed suffocating to me. But maybe it seems that way to me because I have commitment fear.  But still it was really inspiring to see that and I admire that.  It seems exhausting for elais but it shows how much he loves blay and proves that he will really do anything for her. 

I do think Blay and Elais made a very stupid decision by running away. I get that Elais was trying to protect her but it was a bad choice. It made everything worse. I don't know what I would have done in Elais position. And I get that he was trying to protect blay and I love him for that. 
The both of them were stupid and made bad decisions but the grew enormously after that and i'm happy with the ending

I loved that cameryn and andrew made an appearance in the book. I was smiling like an idiot. I couldn't remember elais and blay and the others in Cameryn and Andrews book but I like that they were in it.

I did have trouble's with remembering all the side characters. That might have something to do with me sucking at remembering people's names tho haha.

Redmerski has awesome skill in describing people's thought. Especially people with mental problems and issues. it's really accurate and it gives depth and excitement for the readers

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