Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Teaser Tuesday and Book Review: THE BREAKAWAY by Michelle Davidson Argyle

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Breakaway by Michelle Davidson Argyle
Kindle ARC 1%

The kidnapper looking down at Naomi held a book of poetry to his chest. She didn't know what he was doing with the poetry, but it was the first thing that fueled her hope of staying alive.

Do you have a teaser? Feel free to share in the comments.

Now, to my book review of The Breakaway.

Title: The Breakaway
Author: Michelle Davidson Argyle
Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing (May 1, 2012)
Format: eBook ARC
Source: Author
Genre: Upper YA Suspense

Description: When Naomi Jensen is kidnapped, it takes her parents two days to realize she’s missing. Escape isn’t high on her list of priorities when all she has to return to is an abusive boyfriend and parents who never paid much attention to her. For the first time in her life she’s part of a family—even if it is a family of criminals. But she’s still a captive. In a desperate attempt to regain some control in her life, Naomi embarks on a dangerous plan to make one of her kidnappers think she’s falling in love with him. The plan works too well, and when faced with the chance to escape, Naomi isn’t sure she wants to take it.

Review: Michelle Davidson Argyle’s The Breakaway is a powerful and emotionally charged novel of a kidnapped victim struggling to find herself.

Naomi Jensen just wanted to take photographs of the fog, but when she is kidnapped by jewel thieves, nothing will be the same. As she leans on her weakness to survive, she learns to trust her new family in ways she never imagined, but escape still beckons. She must decide whether to find the strength to break out from her prison or to be content with her kidnappers.

The Breakaway stirs so many emotions. Naomi is unlike any main character I’ve read. She’s a quiet, weak young woman, but Argyle peels apart the layers to show Naomi’s inner strength. Half the time I was begging Naomi to do something, to flee, and the other half, I wanted her to remain with her kidnappers and have a happy life with them. It’s these conflicting characteristics that reveal the brilliancy of this novel. The reader becomes invested in the plot and all the characters as we learn more about them and who they are. Argyle’s writing style is also beautiful and lyrical. Sometimes the descriptions are breathtakingly wonderful that I would read them again.

Prepare for The Breakaway by Michelle Davidson Argyle to kidnap you into its gut-wrenching world.

Four Bookworms = I really liked it!