Author: Stefne Miller
Source: Author Submission
* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
- Perfect Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Tate Publishing (May 18, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1616630280
- ISBN-13: 978-1616630287
‘My body was being torn apart, and my stomach felt as if it exploded. The pain was excruciating, and I was aware that I was dying… ‘Mom?’ My vision was murky, but I could see her face. It was bloody, and her eyes were large and full of fear. Her voice calmed. ‘Get out of the car, Attie.’ Her words sounded crisp and clear. I looked into the backseat in search of Melody and found her lying covered in blood in a twisted heap on the floor. I turned my attention back to my mother and out of the corner of my eye saw fire. ‘Get out, Attie!’ ‘Mom?’ Everything went dark.’
Attie Reed should have died in the wreck that stole the lives of her mother and best friend. But her life was spared. Why? When Attie moves to Oklahoma to stay with the Bennetts for the summer, she hopes she has left her nightmares behind. But her battle is far from over, and Riley Bennett steps forward to help her fight the nighttime monsters. As the battle wears on, Riley begins fighting monsters of his own: his feelings for Attie. And Attie realizes she must begin to face the monsters of the night herself if she wants to conquer them for good. Can Attie’s life be Salvaged?
I will be the first to say that I am one of those people that is a Christian, but I am not a preachy Christian. I don’t like to read a lot of scripture in my books. Books are my escape. Yet, when I was approached to read and review a young adult romance that is Christian based, I was hooked with the summary and had to say yes.
This book did not disappoint. I loved the character of Riley and Attie. When you have bad days, do you sometimes ask yourself why? Why would God do this to you? Did you know that he doesn’t do it to you to punish you. He may throw things at you, but he is with you at all times. When Attie gets in a horrible accident that kills her mother and best friend, she feels horrible. She feels like she should have died as well. Yet a miracle happened and Jesus rescued her. He asked her if she was ready to start a journey with him. She accepted and so the story begins. She moves in with the family of her best friend who died. Her father basically abandons her because he can’t stand to look at her since it reminds him of his lost wife. I loved Riley’s parents. They accepted her and loved her like Attie was their daughter that they lost. We find out later in the book just how much they are involved in Attie’s life. The scene with Attie and Mr. Bennett near the end was sweet and touching.
Without going into more detail of the book, due to spoilers, I will say that even though this book does have a lot of spiritual based decision’s, it was a perfect book featuring death, struggle, sadness and rediscovery. Salvaged is a wonderful title for this book and fitting for the character of Attie. I wonderful, clean and sweet young adult romance that adults will enjoy as well.
Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS