March 13, 2016

The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander #Review #Thanks @Netgalley

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Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. One minute Eddie was there, and the next he was gone. Seventeen-year-old Tay McKenzie is a cute and mysterious boy that Elsie meets in her favorite boathouse hangout. When Tay introduces Elsie to the world of freediving, she vows to find the answers she seeks at the bottom of the sea.

Sarah Alexander has previously worked as a tomato picker, travel consultant and mental-health support worker. She has completed an MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck College with Distinction, and now works in publishing in London.

So this one kinda had me all over the place.  On one hand it involves free diving which is something that I've always wanted to know more about. Free diving is so scary and of course dangerous. The next thing was that well its set in Scotland! (inner girl squeal) I think if I ever get to visit one place before I die I would love to go see the set of Outlander. (yes I'm addicted!) This book centers around the death of a brother and well kinda reminded me of Bella in New Moon where she starts doing stupid stuff so she can see Edward. The writing itself felt like it was missing something. Parts of it just made me want to put it down but I kept on going.  The ending was very good just the right amount of twisted emotions.

As you can see with this review I kinda both loved and hated this book.  So I'm just not sure. 

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