★✩★ DAMAGED ★✩★
★✩★ by Avelyn Paige ★✩★
Evie Carter has faced trials and tribulations her entire life. Her teenage years have been ripped away from her as she battles cancer. Just when things can’t get any worse, her doctor delivers the news that it’s finally time to make a life or death decision. Her options are limited and come with deadly consequences. The miracle drug that is meant to save her life changes her on a cellular level. She might not be damaged anymore, but she might just be damned in her new life.
Just when Evie’s life couldn’t get any worse… a miracle turns into a nightmare!
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It is my pleasure to read and review Damaged by Avelyn Paige. Thank you to Saints & Sinners Books for inviting me to participate in this tour. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
My first thought upon completing Damaged by Avelyn Paige was “WHAT?! You have got to be kidding!” I will disclose that Damaged is a major cliffhanger and it is my understanding that the second book should be coming out in the fall.
I wasn’t completely into the book when I first started reading, but it didn’t full chapter for me to reach that “I can’t put this down” place and I carried my iPhone around with me everywhere so I could read a few more pages.
Facing life altering decisions after a youth filled with cancer treatments didn’t prepare Evie for that final decision or the events that would unfold. She is a young woman of great courage and reminds me of so many of my family and friends that I’ve lost to cancer over the years.
The characters are easy to love and hate. The book’s development is very well organized and thought out. My only complaint is Sgt. Jackson’s foul-mouthed referral to what should be a young woman’s first sexual experience. But then again, he may not be the knight-in-shining-armor he’s been trying to be.
I am very excited by this debut novel from Avelyn Paige and highly recommend Damaged as your next to-be-read book!
Damaged and Avelyn Paige get five steaming hot cups of Room With Books coffee!
© June 5, 2015
Avelyn Paige is a born and raised Indiana girl. She may be a Hoosier by birth, but she’s a Boilermaker by choice! Avelyn lives in rural Indiana with her pastor husband, 2 spoiled cats, and one very odd looking dog. She’s an oncology research scientist by day and a writer and book review blogger by night. She enjoys reading anything she can get her hands, baking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Never intending to ever write her own book, the idea behind the Damaged series came to her on a drive to work early one morning thinking about her father who’d recently passed away. His strength during his cancer and rare blood disease battle inspired Avelyn to do something she’s never thought about before. She’s excited to see where this wild ride takes her.
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