New York Times bestselling author J.A. Redmerski brings us a stunning and heart-wrenching new novel about a couple who find each other in their darkest moment.
Since they were kids, Elias Kline and Brayelle Bates have been inseparable. When Bray moves to South Carolina, separating the two for the first time, they both at last realize that their innocent childhood friendship has developed into something much more. So when Bray finally returns to Georgia—and to Elias—things between them couldn’t be more perfect…until one fateful night changes everything.
Desperate not to go to prison for a terrible accident, Elias and Bray decide to run. As they try to make the most of their freedom, the two find themselves relying on a rebellious group of people who tempt the duo into a wild and daring new life. But they can’t run from their troubles forever.
As the consequences of their past catch up to them, the couple must finally face reality. Even if they can make it through the unimaginable, Elias knows the truth about Bray’s painful history, and in the end he may not be able to save Bray from herself…
Book Dame’s Rating 4.5 Stars
J.A. Redmerski is one of those authors, I know will give me a roller-coaster of a story. My heart will skip a beat and my stomach will knot. I have to mental prepare myself. (As in buy tissues and make sure my kids have food to feed themselves with.)
Songs of the Fireflies was no different, an emotional tale. I was already scrambling by the first chapter. I had no idea what I had signed on for, what I got was an amazing read. Captivated by an eight year old Brayelle and nine year old Elias. The journey you take is riveting. You’ll be intoxicated by their bond and frazzled by the love that consumes them. Led by love and fear, impairing the world they see. Will love be enough, can love get you through everything? Can love make you whole, heal you? How far is too far?
I would of loved to get a little deeper into Brayelle’s head. I felt we only got the top layer of the story, which was enough for an amazing story. One I could hardly put down. I just felt a ting hole, a missing chapter on how Brayelle was in her dark moments?
I do want to say Elias was amazing, and so true to character. His love, was so deep. Almost to deep. Another great book from J.A. Redmerski!