BOOK REVIEW: The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar

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They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. They lie. For 21 days she held on. But on Day 22, she would have given anything for the sweet slumber of death. Because on Day 22, she realizes that her only way out means certain death for one of the two men she loves.

A haunting tale of passion, loss, and redemption, The Paper Swan is a darkly intense yet heartwarming love story, textured with grit, intrigue, and suspense.A full-length, standalone novel, intended for mature audiences due to violence, sex and language. Subject matter may be disturbing for some readers. Romantic Suspense. Please note: this is not a love triangle.

Melanie’s 5 “I Could Cry” Star Review:

The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar will have you quivering; breathless from its blinding goodness. This book was so damn good, I could cry. I’ve read plenty and let me tell you, this author has written what I would say is the best “full circle” story I’ve ever encountered. The harmonious manner in how she pieced the past, present, and future together to wrap up this gritty, heartbreaking, and beautiful love story trumps anything I’ve read thus far.

Damian embodies the true meaning of a beautiful redemption; through and through. I honestly feel like I had a personal love affair with his character because every single part of him was so powerful. He was never one to do or to feel halfheartedly. When he gave himself, he gave himself fully, going at a high speed rate of an incoming train. When he was full of fury, you were helplessly fearful and when he was filled with love, you were soaring high on it. His anguish from losing the only people who he’d ever loved leads him to a life of danger and crime. Full of lies and death, he seeks out vengeance and revenge from the people who took everything and everyone that meant the world to him. I understood the burning anger that raged within him and the actions that he takes that ultimately lead to the most unexpected turn of events that give him back some semblance of a life. While these events pan out, the outcome of the consequences far outweigh anything he could have ever expected.

Skye Warren, a beautiful hotel heiress who has lost much more than she is aware of left behind a life that was filled with genuine love and admiration from two people who didn’t belong in her affluent world. It is those memories with those to unlikely people, though buried deep into her heart, that has meant the most to her. The progression that her character undergoes was nothing short of extraordinary. It’s what readers beg for.

This book is full of emotions; the level of what each of them evokes out of you is formidable. The vividness of every detail in this book are rich and bold—you can see, taste, and feel the words splashed across the pages. Skye and Damian’s love story is so wonderfully complex that at the end of it, the satisfaction is just that much sweeter. Laylah gives you a set of characters whom you easily detest in the get go but learn to just as easily understand and forgive along the way and that just blows me away. The Paper Swan is definitely a book that this author should be proud of. It is masterfully written with a complicated, well thought out plot which all comes together so effortlessly. It’s an easy bookshelf worthy stamp of approval from me and a definitive best read of 2015.

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About the Author:

Leylah Attar writes stories about love – shaken, stirred and served with a twist. When she’s not writing, she can be found pursuing her other passions: photography, food, family and travel. Sometimes she disappears into the black hole of the internet, but can usually be enticed out with chocolate.
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Twitter: leylahattar


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