ARC Review: Song of the Fireflies by J.A. Redmerski

Posted January 17, 2014 by Bee in Reviews / 0 Comments

ARC Review: Song of the Fireflies by J.A. Redmerski

Song of the Fireflies

by J.A. Redmerski
Published on February 4th 2014
by Forever Romance
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

Also by this author: The Edge of Always

New York Times bestselling author J.A. Redmerski brings us a stunning and heart-wrenching new novel about a couple who find each other in their darkest moment.

Since they were kids, Elias Kline and Brayelle Bates have been inseparable. When Bray moves to South Carolina, separating the two for the first time, they both at last realize that their innocent childhood friendship has developed into something much more. So when Bray finally returns to Georgia—and to Elias—things between them couldn’t be more perfect…until one fateful night changes everything.

Desperate not to go to prison for a terrible accident, Elias and Bray decide to run. As they try to make the most of their freedom, the two find themselves relying on a rebellious group of people who tempt the duo into a wild and daring new life. But they can’t run from their troubles forever.

As the consequences of their past catch up to them, the couple must finally face reality. Even if they can make it through the unimaginable, Elias knows the truth about Bray’s painful history, and in the end he may not be able to save Bray from herself…

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

2 Stars

Okay, how do I write this review, without repeating everything a friend of mine said in hers? I just can’t, so I’m just going to be a little repetitive. J.A. Redemerski is an amazing writer and I loved The Edge of Never, but this book wasn’t for me.

Like Ashley said in her review, Song of the Fireflies features a lot of drinking and smoking/drug use and I’m not into that. Well, smoking I don’t mind, but the drugs and drinking are not for me (except for holidays). I’ve always hated going to parties and except for occasional birthday parties or days like christmas and new year’s eve, I don’t drink. And reading about it… I just could not relate to any of it and I didn’t have that connection.

So I didn’t stop reading because I hoped it would get better. There’s mention of a history in the blurb and sometimes all that drama near the end makes the book awesome, but in this case, it didn’t. Bray has something with her parents and she’s always complaining about it, but after a while I found myself agreeing with her parents. And that’s so bad to say (I agree with that too Ashley) because of what’s going on, but I did. I didn’t like Bray and the more I read, the more I got sick of her complaining about her problems and stuff.

Next to the writing, the only other thing I liked was Elias. He’s a sweet guy and I give him props for being able to stand Bray. It was a really sweet relationship and I like him. But nonetheless I do recommend you read this book if you’ve read other books by J.A. Redmerski. I hope you love it, I really do! This was just not for me.


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