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"As long as you continue to travel through life in this darkness, you will never know how beautiful your light truly shines when you let yourself love and be loved. Trust me when I say, it's a breathtaking sight to see. You burn as bright as the sun."
When Aubrey Miller begins her education at Titan University, she is no longer the beautiful, blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl of her youth. In fact, she's no longer even Aubrey Miller.
Overcome with guilt and unable to cope with the loss of her beloved family, she has long since buried eight-year old Aubrey along with them and transformed herself into Raven Miller. Now with jet-black hair, multiple sets of eccentric contact lenses, and several facial piercings, she's veiled herself in complete darkness as a form of protection for herself, as well as others.
As she enters her first year of college, her goal is simple: earn a degree with the least amount of social interaction as possible. What she never anticipates is the formation of very unlikely relationships with two people who will change her life in ways she never believed possible: Quinn Matthews, the overtly cheerful pageant queen, and Kaeleb McMadden, a childhood friend who never really let her go.
Over the years, as their connections intertwine and strengthen, a seemingly indestructible bond is formed between the three. And eventually, the ties of friendship and discovery of first love begin to coax her from her darkened path as they slowly bring Aubrey back to life.
But when faced with the possibility of yet another death, one from which she may never recover, Aubrey finds herself lost again, burying herself deeper than ever before beneath the familiar abyss of her fears.
Spanning the course of four years, this is the story of a young woman's journey to finally reemerge, finding strength within unbreakable bonds as she delivers herself from her own manufactured darkness and safely back into the light.
©2014 L.B. Simmons (P)2015 L.B. Simmons
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the audio brings new life to the book in the way it's read by the narrator
Arden became Aubrey, she was the most perfect person to bring this character to life. eveything about the way she read was spot on.
I had an extreme reaction the very first time I read this book. listening to the audio companion amplified every single feeling I ever felt by ten. I laughed harder, cried more tears and smiled bigger.
this audio companion is everything I could have ever hoped to have for my favorite book. just absolutely incredible!!!!
Just as brilliant as the book - loved it . This story will make you cry and laugh and cry some more but it is an amazing story and the narrator captured Aubrey character really well .
This book is more emotionally honest and fulfilling than any new adult book I've read. It dares the reader to find the courage to live rather than wallow in the darkness or heartbreak that consumes us. It's about how much life one can truly find when they give living a chance. It made me emotionally raw, but there was plenty of moments that made me smile and laugh to balance it out.
"Every being in this world makes an impact on at least one person they encounter during their lifetime. You can change the course of someone's life by just a kind word, a hateful one, or even by simply choosing not to say anything at all. Every choice you make has the potential to create a ripple effect, trickling into and affecting the lives of others."
We see how Raven, aka Aubrey, believes it's easier to hide behind a mask, keep everyone at arm's length, and that by doing so it will save them from death and protect her from another heartbreak. But through her friends Quinn and Kaeleb, Aubrey is able to face her fears, grieve her losses, and open herself up again to the possibility of life.
"As l long as you continue to travel through life in this darkness you will never know how beautiful your light truly shines when you let yourself love and be loved."
This is such a beautiful book that everyone should experience. The narrator also did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life. 4.5 stars!
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Amazing, heartbreaking, real
So many good scenes I can't just pick one.
Yes it was!
I won this audiobook. I read this book and I Loved it!! I heard it through this audiobook and wow I Loved it even more. I was in tears pretty much the whole time listening to this audiobook. I wouldn't have it any other way. Love the story and my heart broke for Aubrey all the way through and was happy for her when she finally got the happiness she so needed!! L.b is just an amazing Author!!!!!
Too busy to read as much as I'd like, Audible is the perfect solution. I'm a romance reader mostly, but can stray into any story.
You must be mentally stable to listen!
I love some good angst and heart break and a survivor story. This one is the epitome of that. I felt like the story was told well and my heart ached for this girl.
The narrator was great, she really made the story come to life.
Must listen! Having read "Under the Influence" I wasn't expecting this story from the same author.
This is definitely one of my favorites and will remain in my library indefinitely.
This was my first book from LB Simmons and I was completely blown away. TRoAM has it all. Character growth, engaging and intense story, and romance to soften the heartbreaking moments. I was completely enthralled with this story and the way it touched my heart. Sometimes I am a little disconnected from the characters with audiobooks but that did not happen with TRoAM. I felt the emotions deeply and even had to take a short listening break for fear that I was on the verge of an ugly cry on my way to work. I am glad I took that break and succumbed to the emotional response in the privacy of my home. BRAVO for a job well done with both the story and the narration!!
heartbreaking beautiful lovestory
Kaeleb. Because he is a keeper and says stuff like this: “You know, if the sun and the moon were to actually collide, it would set off a cataclysmic reaction of epic proportions. Are you ready to have your world completely obliterated?” and “I hope that one day you’ll find that source of light and let it heal you, too. Because if you do, it will illuminate your path and eventually lead you home. To me.”
Arden Hemmersmith does a wonderful job narrating this unique lovestory
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