Beautiful Series 1.5. Be warned - you will not find love, light, and happiness in this audio. Instead you will find raw human emotion as a life is steadily destroyed by those who are forever willing to take advantage. It is advised that listeners are over 18 when they listen to this audiobook, as it portrays sex acts and drug use. This is not for the faint of heart.
Early reviewers call Phoenix "a deep, painful, and poignant tale", further commenting, "You know when you pick up a book and take a couple of deep breaths preparing yourself because you know it's going to be a dark story to read? That's how I felt walking into Phoenix". While Phoenix is a part of Anderson's Beautiful Series, it may be listened to on its own, as it leads directly into A Beautiful Forever.
After being unceremoniously kicked out of home at a young age, Paige is forced to fend for herself. In a bid to survive, she does things that most people would never dream of and stops caring about herself as a result. When the fastest way to get food and shelter is to use her body, and the fastest way to forget is to self-medicate, Paige embarks on a steady downward spiral. Until, finally, she hits rock bottom....
In A Beautiful Forever, we got to know Paige as she battled the demons of her past to move forward with her future and find her happy ever after. Now, in Phoenix, we get to see the moments those demons were created and how she managed to get her life back on track.