Author: Aria Cage
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: March 17, 2014
Charlie I’m shadowed by sins; mine and the ones passed on to me. The only light comes in the way of him. He wants to fix me, but he can’t fix something so lost and broken. I'm completely undeserving and secretly unwilling. But how do I turn away the one person my body and soul soars for, the one thing that makes me forget the fear, the loss and the guilt? How do I stop the primal need which we are addicted to?
Nate She is a stranger amongst the world, a captive behind her smiles and lies which shelters the truth. But I know her, we are caged together with the demons and guilt, yet my love is stronger against all our loss and I want to help her heal, to set her free. Under her cloak still lies my scared kitten, feral to her soul because of what he took from both of us. If it’s the last thing I do, I will help her roar like the tiger I know her to be, even if it means setting her free from me.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
"Freedom is not mine. From the moment I took Nate's hand and led him to despair, I lost that God-given right because I took his." -Charlie
This is one of those books that you read the blurb and feel like you've got the story figured out, but then you read it and your mind is blown. BLOWN. This book left me a bit speechless at first. Roar was an eye opener for me. There are so many dark parts of the human race that people don't think is there. You don't know your neighbors. You don't know the people you let in your house. And you certainly don't know the things your own kin are capable of doing to you.
"Dreams are for the innocent and naive. I am definitely neither." -Charlie
Charlie has been dealt a terrible beginning to life. For many years she is sexually abused in a way that isn't so obvious. It's much darker and makes her feel much dirtier. Her best friend and neighbor Nate is pulled into the web of abuse with her. And the two of them ultimately fall in love with each other through the years of abuse. To them, they believe they are dirtied for eternity. This book is a tale of how Nate tries to provide rationale for their love, whereas Charlie sees it as a disgusting result of the years they spent being pushed down a road neither of them chose for themselves.
"This was going to hurt him in the short term and probably kill me forever." -Charlie
Overall, I didn't find one flaw with this book. The characters are all put through horrendous circumstances. I think the worst was the fact that even after Charlie and Nate escape the abuse, Charlie finds her way back to an abuser of a different degree. It truly broke my heart. I'm giving this book 5 STARS out of 5 STARS for a tale of two people who deserved some type of normal from the beginning, but never got the chance.
Read by Taryn Lee on February 24, 2014
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My name is Aria and I have three confessions: #1 No matter how much I try, I can't stop shopping at Typo or the local tattooist. I believe that would be how I would introduce myself at an anonymous club, right? #2 I write under another name but I'm not going to tell you ... don't beg, she will kill me if I tell. Ha! So I guess you could call me a genre whore. #3 My phone is my life line. I can't leave the house without it. If you want to get to know me, follow my social pages on facebook and twitter and my blog.
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