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Sunday, July 1, 2012

God Blessed the Broken Road Series: Mariza

"What if God Could Send You 
an Angel?"
Bookworm's Ranking - 4 Worms
Storyline - Mariza wants to cheer up her brother David so plans a trip for the two of them. But, while on the way, they are stopped at a rest stop and are not allowed to leave. Shortly after, Mariza goes missing. David and the police search but hope is dwindling by the minute. Then the worst happens and David begins to slid for the worse. But God is listening.

Author - Crystal Cattabriga
Publisher - Empowered by Words
Age Group - 17 and up

Content - *May Contain Spoilers* Mariza and David care about each other and try to do things for the other. David wants to kill himself (even attempts) because of his guilt and hopelessness. He hates who did this and wants to hurt them but starts to heal with this by the end. Hints that something really bad happened to Mariza.

Personal Opinion - A beautiful and sad story, but it is also just the beginning. It had me crying at times, I felt for the characters and there was some heavy stuff (if you are seriously depressed right now, it might not be the best book at the moment). David really goes through some intenes situations when his sister is taken and then makes some bad choices soon after. It is understood what kind of things happened to David's sister when she is taken but none of it is graphic. But, the reader is left with hope and David begins to grow. There is a beautiful spot of healing within the book but I don't want to spoil it. One thing I wish had been done differently was when David talks about all the mistakes he did in his life, it sounds like he is talking about more than just what happened with his sister so I would have liked some elaboration on that. Other than that, there were some typos and spelling/grammar problems. But, this was a good read and I would like to get the other books in this series when they come out.

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Links - Learn more about the book and author here.

Special Notes - Two more books in this series will be published later this year. Take a look at them here.

Disclaimer - In exchange for an honest review, I received this book for free from Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.
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