Jul 9, 2014

REVIEW: The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller by L.B. Simmons

The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller

Sometimes death isn't the end. Sometimes it's a beautiful beginning...


For some, it's simply one of life's certainties, nothing more. For others, it's merely a fleeting thought, one often overshadowed by the reckless delusion that they have been blessed with the gift of immortality.

For Aubrey Miller, death is the definition of her very existence. Overcome with the guilt resulting from the loss of her beloved family, she alters her appearance from the once beautiful, blonde-haired, blue-eyed little girl to that of one shrouded in complete darkness, enveloping herself in her own unbreakable fortress of solitude as a form of protection for others.

As she enters her first year of college, her goal is simple: Earn a degree with the least amount of social interaction as possible. What she never anticipates is the formation of very unlikely relationships with two people who will change her life in ways she never believed possible: Quinn Matthews, the boisterous former pageant queen, and Kaeleb McMadden, a childhood friend from her past who never really let her go.

Over the years, as their connections intertwine and grow, a seemingly indestructible bond is formed between the three...

But when death painfully reemerges, Aubrey is lost once again, burying herself deeper than ever before inside the familiar fortification of her fears.

Will the refuge of friendship, the solidarity of life-long bonds, and the power of unconditional love be enough to do the impossible?

Will they be enough to finally bring about...

The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller?

****WARNING - Due to the graphic nature of some scenes, this book is intended for mature audiences only. Contains adult language and themes.****


The Plot
“Life is full of so much that you refuse to let yourself experience. The blanketing comfort of love, the fulfillment of contagious laughter, the peace of finding true joy, the butterflies of uncontainable excitement…these are all things that make up life. They should never be taken for granted. You of all people should understand that, sweetheart.”
Since the age of seven Aubrey has watched as everyone close to her had died. Living with the guilt of their deaths she invented Raven. When she starts college she is hell-bent on keeping everyone away from her. But she doesn’t count on her new roommate and her past breaking every barrier she has built. As they show her what it truly is to love and care for someone Raven comes to realize that maybe Aubrey isn’t completely gone. But her journey isn’t easy and she must come face to face with her demons even if she rather not.

The Characters
“Every being in this world makes an impact on at least one person they encounter during their lifetime. You can change the course of someone’s life by just a kind word, a hateful one, or even by simply choosing not to say anything at all. Every choice you make has the potential to create a ripple effect, trickling into and affecting the lives of others.”
I have to say that I enjoyed all of the characters equally. Every one of them had their own personal demons that they had to overcome so it made the story much more involved. This is one of the first stories I’ve read where the secondary characters didn’t feel that way. Quinn and Kaeleb were not picture perfect had their own battles to overcome. They were the best of friends and helped Aubrey find her former self. But there came a point where Aubrey had to fight for herself and that was truly the part where I came to adore her because she finally faced her fears and let “Raven” go.

The Romance
“I hope that one day you’ll find that source of light and let it heal you, too. Because if you do, it will illuminate your path and eventually lead you home. To me.”
Kaeleb and Aubrey were wonderful together. Kaeleb was cocky but so adorable and so understanding. When Aubrey fought against him he fought back and pushed her just the right amount. When he needed her to fight her own battles he kept his distance but didn’t give up. I freaking ADORED him! The chemistry between these two was mesmerizing and I could not get enough of them!

The Wrap-up

So what are you waiting for? Pick up the Resurrection of Aubrey Miller and prepare to love it! If you’ve read Running in Place, you will love these two just as much as Noah and Tate. If there is one thing I can always count on in an L.B. Simmons book it is the swoonworthy boys!:)

Happy Reading!

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