Thursday, 25 June 2015

Drawn to Life by Elisabeth Wagner

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Elisabeth Wagner, Amazon Publishing and NetGalley.
Drawn to Life
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Mia Lang always thought she could brave any storm, until a frightening turn of fate caused her to lose everything she once held dear—her best friend, her boyfriend, her career, and even her desire to live.

Hoping to heal her scars and find the will to face the world again, Mia embarks on an adventure across Europe by train. But when she meets Samuel Winter—on the run from his own troubled past—her whole world is turned upside down again. Perhaps this time, though, the pieces will fall where they’re meant to. Armed with the sort of courage that only comes from having nothing to lose, Mia is about to find out, in this beautiful story of resilience and discovery.

Drawn to Life by Elisabeth Wagner

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Drawn to Life(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Elisabeth Wagner, Amazon Publishing and NetGalley.)

“What had happened to me…
It was too much for them. It was too much for me.
And it was too much for Christoph.”

This was an adult contemporary romance story, about a woman with a serious illness.

I liked Mia in this story, although at times it seemed like she was running away from her problems instead of facing them. I understood that she wanted to spend some time alone, and that she wanted to cross some things off her bucket list, but it almost seemed as if she was ignoring something that had the opportunity to kill her.

“It would only be one month. One month across Europe by train.”

The storyline in this jumped between the present and the past, and also jumped between Mia and Samuel. I did find the hopping back and forth a little difficult to follow at times, but I understood why the author had written the story that way. I did like the mystery over what was really wrong with Mia, and what she was doing going off on a trip, but I also started to feel a little tired of waiting after a while too.

“Do we really need to discuss this now?”

There was some romance in this story, and I have to say that Christoph was an absolutely awful boyfriend, not to mention a despicable human being. The way he behaved, was disgusting, even if Mia hadn’t been ill the way she was. It was nice that she later found Samuel, and finally had someone who really loved her.

“Don’t be so selfish Mia.” His voice startled me, not much louder than a whisper and far too calm. He continued, “This is also about me.”

The ending to this was okay, but I have to say that it reminded me very strongly of another book (highlight to view spoiler - The Edge of Never.)
6 out of 10

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