Title: From the Wreckage (From the Wreckage #1)
Author: Michele G. Miller
“Your hand was an anchor. You were an anchor. I had you to keep safe, and it kept me focused.”
I kept hearing about this book, seeing the beautiful graphics, and when I met Michele, I knew I had to dive into her books. I’m so glad I did. From the Wreckage is a beautiful, heartbreaking story. In one moment, Jules loses everything. In one moment, her life completely changes from the carefree, popular cheerleader at her high school, to a girl that doesn’t know how to go on from a horrible tragedy that wrecked her town.
However, strength from an old friend is the only thing keeping her grounded. New friendships, new relationships and a new school test Jules in ways she never thought she would have to endure. Being a teenager is hard enough, but faced with these obstacles, I really felt for her. She was strong, but also weak at times, but I couldn’t blame her.
“Winston Churchill once said, ‘Sure I am of this, that you only have to endure to conquer.'”
This book kept me up for long hours of the night. I couldn’t put it down and blew through the other two books as well. I was hungry for Jules and West’s story. Their feelings and actions felt so genuine and I really admire Michele for bringing their characters to life within these pages. They felt so human, so relatable, and that’s one of the things I loved most about this book.
“West’s kiss doesn’t merely ignite passion, it ignites life… a burning, crazy fire and zest for living that she’s never felt before. Not ever.”