Song of the Fireflies
"I loved every last word! Beautiful, heartfelt, consuming -- I couldn't put it down. There's pure magic in J. A. Redmerski's pen." -- Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author of the REAL series
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Edge of Never and The Edge of Always
The Truth Will Set Them Free
Brayelle Bates has always been a force of nature. Even as a child, Bray's wild and carefree spirit intimidated everyone around her. The only person who's ever truly understood her is her best friend, Elias Kline. Though every fiber of her being wants to stay with Elias forever, Bray can't bear the thought of him discovering her agonizing history. She's done everything she can to keep him at arm's length, including moving away. But their undying bond was too strong a pull to deny, and Bray couldn't survive without him. Now she's back home with Elias, and things have never felt more right--until one night changes everything.
Elias vowed never to be separated from Bray again. So when she decides to flee in a desperate attempt to escape her fate, Elias knows he must go with her. As the two try to make the most of their circumstance, taking up with a reckless group of new friends, Elias soon realizes there's a darkness driving Bray he can't ignore. Now in order to save her, he'll have to convince Bray to accept the consequences of their reality--even if it means losing her.
A tense police standoff flashes back into a meandering story replete with poor decisions, dangerous codependency, and a frankly unbelievable ending in bestseller Redmerski's standalone new adult romance. Warning bells go off with the introduction of Bray, who's so "intimidating and pretty that the other girls know they had better befriend her or else end up her enemy." Although they've loved each other since childhood, Elias and Bray have settled for being friends with benefits rather than admit their feelings. Elias thinks Bray is "too bold for her own good" and suffers from an "inability to form bonds with other people," but when she's implicated in the death of another young woman, he plots their escape. On the run, they careen from one bad decision to another until there's nowhere left to go. Fortunately for them, Redmerski (Killing Sarai) resolves all with a leap ahead to a shiny happy future in which painful payback and healing are behind them. Romance fans will be disappointed with this dark melodrama of desperate characters and toxic faux-love.
This book was a page turner from start to finish! I fell in love with everything about this book, the story line, the characters, the connection between Elias and Bray- it was amazing. Very touching story. Had me in tears.
Song of the Fireflies
Beautiful story, edge of your seat with worry. Very emotional & I loved loved loved it!!
This author doesn't disappoint again. I LOVED her other titles Edge of Never and Edge of Always. Those two are my all time favorites! This book was not just a romance but kept you guessing and can't help but fall in love with Elias. He is what every woman wants and needs.