December 25, 2016

The Moment Before by Suzy Vitello #BookReview

"Don't get me wrong. I loved my sister. I never, not once, wished her dead."

Brady and Sabine Wilson are sisters born eleven months apart, but they couldn't be more different. Popular Sabine, the head cheerleader dating the high school hunk, seems to have all the luck, while her younger, artsy sister "Brady Brooder" is a loner who prefers the sidelines to the limelight.

After Sabine dies in a horrific cheerleading accident, grief unravels Brady and her family. Once recognized for her artistic talent, 17-year-old Brady finds herself questioning the value of everything she once held dear. Her best friend betrays her. Her parents' marriage is crumbling. And the boy everyone blames for the accident seems to be her only ally in the search for answers in the wake of her sister's death. As an unlikely friendship emerges, Brady learns more about Sabine - and love - than she bargained for.

Suzy Vitello's stories have won several awards, including The Atlantic Monthly's Student Writing Award and an Oregon's Literary Arts Fellowship. Her work has appeared in national journals and her young adult novels, THE MOMENT BEFORE (January 14th, 2014), and THE EMPRESS CHRONICLES BOOK ONE (September 4th, 2014), and THE KEEPSAKE (EMPRESS CHRONICLES BOOK TWO) are available in e-book and paperback..

Suzy holds an MFA from Antioch Los Angeles, and is a founding member of a critique group recently dubbed Portland's Hottest Writers' Group by The Oregonian. Find out more at

Suzy's echapbook, UNKISS ME, is available for sale through Amazon.

This was an okay book with beautiful writing. I think that that the language of this book was lovely. And the mystery in this book kept me on the edge of my seat and kept me wanting more! Overall The Moment Before is a good book with a great mystery and a very interesting main character, Brady. 

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