PIECES (THE BREAKAWAY #2) by Michelle Davidson Argyle (Rhemalda Publishing, February 14, 2013)
Here are Five Things I Have to Say About PIECES:
1) First off, yes, this book is a sequel. But that said, it will also completely satisfy people looking for a standalone read. THE BREAKAWAY ended in a conclusive manner with just enough open to leave us wanting more, and PIECES picks up with us getting a glimpse into the past but jumping full speed into the future.
2) PIECES kind of fits into this whole new genre people are hyping, "New Adult." Our main character, Naomi, is a few years older than in THE BREAKAWAY. She's in college, yet she's not far her teenaged years at all and has the same emotions seen in young adult novels. With this in mind, PIECES should appeal to those who read young adult and those who like novels aimed at more the adult crowd, too.
3) Talk about a page turner! Once I started reading PIECES, I couldn't stop. I had to find out what was going to happen, who Naomi was going to chose, and what choices she was going to make.
4) And when it comes to choices, Naomi gets in way over her head and has some big choices to make—choices that will impact the rest of her life. Michelle does a great job letting us see into Naomi's head and live her struggles along with her.
5) PIECES is highly recommended for fans of realistic fiction, young adult or adult, those who have read THE BREAKAWAY or not. I dare you not to love it!
Source of book: From author
Two years after watching her kidnappers go to prison, Naomi Jensen is still in love with one of them. Jesse will be released in a few years, and Naomi knows college is the perfect distraction while she waits. But when her new friend Finn makes her question what is right and what is wrong, she begins to wonder if Jesse is the one for her … until she discovers he's out on parole. Naomi must sort through her confusion to figure out where love and freedom truly lie—in Finn, who has no connections to her past, or Jesse, who has just asked her to run away with him.
Pieces is a companion to The Breakaway and can be read independently, if desired.