I'm stunned and a little speechless. This story is a true beautiful love story. I'm so glad I decided to read it now. It was perfect for my mood. So I want to thank first Katy for reminding me that it was on my TBR and everyone seems to read it and then I also want to thank Allison because without you I probably wouldn't have checked this book.
In my quest of reading new author and books a little different than what I'm used to, The Paper Swan was definitely perfect for me.
Leylah Attar's words brought me to a place where feelings have a meaning. She took me away in her story from the first chapter and I couldn't let the book down. Her words have the power to stir emotions within you.
Even if you are not a reader of dark book, you should read this one because even if it doesn't start right, everything has a meaning, a purpose and a reason. Without wanting to give much away, you should know from the start that even if The Paper Swan has some gritty edge it's mainly a story of love.
« Everything I believed, everything I thought was real had been turned upside down »
During my reading, I got scared. I was even terrified at first. I couldn't see how it was possible to have some kind of love from the situation the characters were in but the way Leylah Attar reveals everything was absolutely sublime.
« We are sand that hasn't been washed away yet »
Prepare a box of tissues next to you because if you are like me, you are going to ugly cry! I'm always sayin' it needs a lot to make me really cry with real tears but not with this book. Once again, the words, their meaning are so powerful, I was wrapped in my own bubble and the tears were falling easily
I know I don't really talk about what is happening, what you should expect,... But I guess you have to read to figure it out this is one of those books were one piece of information can give you everything away.
I'm looking at the quotes I highlighted and I'm trying to choose some to put in my review but I also try to choose them wisely so it will give the desire to pick this story without giving too much away. Maybe if I could summarize this love story I will use this one
" We are sand and rock and water and sky, anchors on ships and sails in the wind. We are a journey to a destination that shifts every time we dream or fall or leap or weep. We are stars with flaws that still sparkle and shine"
In a few words, don't wait to pick this book, I didn't think it was time for me to read it because I wasn't in the mood for dark but truthfully it's not about that.
" You will always be my forever"