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Review: Sempre by J.M. Darhower
« on: March 20, 2013, 03:19 AM »
Book: Sempre by J.M. Darhower
Genre: YA
Published year: 2012
Rating: 4 out of 5 (****)
The blurb:
This is a story about sacrifice... death... love... freedom. This is a story about forever.
Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco had vastly different childhoods. Haven, a second-generation slave, grew up isolated in the middle of the desert, her days full of hard work and terrifying abuse. Carmine, born into a wealthy Mafia family, lived a life of privilege, never having to answer for anything he did.
Both now seventeen, a twist of fate causes their worlds to collide, making them question everything they ever believed. Entangled in a web of secrets and lies, they learn that while different on the surface, they have more in common than anyone would think.
In a world full of chaos, where money and power rule, Haven and Carmine yearn to break free, but a string of events that started before either were born threatens to destroy them instead. Murder and betrayal are a way of life, and nothing comes without a price-- especially not freedom. How much will they have to sacrifice? Can they escape their pasts? And, most of all, what does it mean to be free?
Not everything is as it seems, and no one can possibly come out unscathed, but maybe, just maybe, it’ll be worth it in the end.

My Review:
Young Adult is so NOT my favorite genre but I have to say that this book surprised me in a very good way.
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Re: Review: Sempre by J.M. Darhower
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 10:36 PM »
I agree! Love this book.. There are something about mafia novels that made you crave something you can't explain..  8)

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Re: Review: Sempre by J.M. Darhower
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 12:43 PM »
This was actually a twilight fanfiction called emancipation proclamation

Offline Delph

Re: Review: Sempre by J.M. Darhower
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 02:17 PM »
The BEST book I've ever read from this genre. The author touches your soul and drives the message home so beautifully. Hats off to this writer!!   


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