Book Info: Title: Promise Me Light
Author: Paige Weaver
Series: Promise Me #2
Available: September 24, 2013
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen of Okay Creations
The epic conclusion of New York Times bestselling book “Promise Me Darkness”
“I’m darkness, Maddie. Stay away from men like me. You’ll only get hurt.”
At one time my life was simple. Easy. But that was before the war. Now I was no longer an average college student. I was a survivor. A woman living in a ravaged world. My future was not bright and my life was far from perfect. The war had taken so much from me… but it wasn’t finished yet. It wanted more.
It wanted my heart. My soul. The one person I couldn’t live without.
It wanted Ryder Delaney. My best friend. The bad boy. The one person who could fight like no other and love me like no one else. I watched him walk away one hot summer day and I prayed he would return. I needed him like I needed air to breathe and water to drink. Without him I was lost. A light without her darkness.
Until he returns, I’ll wait for him. And I believe he will return because love is powerful…
And so is the light calling him home.
Oh man, it felt like I was waiting forever on this sequel!!
Promise Me Light picks up right where Promise Me Darkness ended. Maddie, Ryder, their friends, and family are still struggling to survive during the war. Ryder has gone to try and save Maddie's best friend, Eva, and still hasn't returned. Days, weeks, months pass by and still no sign of return.
Maddie is struggling to keep on living without Ryder. She pushes forward knowing she's carrying his baby, feeling he's still alive, hoping he'll return.
This book (and series) are so emotional, scary, mind blowing, and flippin' awesome. The love that Maddie and Ryder feel for each other is unfathomable. You can feel the depth of their emotions for each other, feel their pain, their love, their insecurities, and all that in between. Ryder is amazingly protective and would do absolutely anything to protect her and make her happy-including risk his life. Maddie has always been the good in his life. Caring for him on his bad days, rescuing him on his drunk days, and forgiving him on his stupid days.
The book itself definitely makes you think "what if this really happens to us?". A war in the United States, hiding and fighting for survival, no power, food, electricity. It really opens to your eyes to what's happening overseas and what could possibly happen.
I loved the raw emotion you could feel off every character in this book. The desperation each of them felt. The strength that each of them possessed to keep moving forward. It was awe inspiring and completely heart felt.
The end of the book shifted a little abruptly for me from survival mode to 3 years later. I wish I had a little more of the in between, but I also realize that the book was more about the characters then the war itself. Overall I highly recommend this series. While they aren't your my typical smut or light-hearted romances, they were definitely two books I won't forget anytime soon!!
*Reviewed by Lauren
About the Author:
Paige Weaver lives in Texas with her husband and two children. Her love for books became a love for writing at a young age. She wrote her first book as a teenager and continued writing throughout the years. Encouraged by her husband, she finally decided to self-publish. Her debut novel, Promise Me Darkness, was released in April 2013 and quickly became a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. Her second book, Promise Me Light, will be released in September 2013. She is currently working on other novels to be released in 2014.
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