~Release Day Review~ Defiance (The Protectors #9) by Sloane Kennedy

Defiance (The Protectors, #9)Defiance by Sloane Kennedy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There are several things I use to gauge just how great a book is:
Emotionally – just how many items does it tick off on the emotional roller coaster? Does it make my heart swell with love? Does it make the tears fall? Does it make me laugh? Smile? Cheer? Jump for joy? Does it make my heart go into overdrive with how hot it is? A book doesn’t necessarily have to tick off all of those emotions, just some of them is good. But when I find one that gets them all? Not just once but over and over and over…..and that’s not even at the 50% mark? That’s when I know a book is not only great but that it’s really something special.
Another measure for me are the notes that I take. When I’m reading – I highlight certain points that I want to notate in my review. Usually two or three spots that call out to me as meaningful. This book? I lost count at a dozen. The entire book was that meaningful, everything was that important. I don’t know why but, like Nate, I felt relief as I read every word of this book, like it was written, not necessarily for me but because it needed to be written, because it was important. And when you read things like this, you’ll know what I mean:
I felt tears stinging my eyes as an emotion I never would have ever considered bombarded me, Relief.
His lips brushed over mine tenderly. “Tell me,” he urged. I didn’t recognize my own voice as I whispered, “It’s like I can finally breathe.”
But it didn’t matter. I had what I needed. Permission. To feel. To rage. To accept.
Go ahead. It’s okay. It’s okay to feel everything……finally……
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy.

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