Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Review: Learning To Live by Kira Adams


Ciera Nelson wants what any other outcast wants, invisibility. If she can just make it through the rest of her year with minor incidents and a head held low she will be able to put the hell hole they call school in her rearview. Unfortunately, life has different plans for her. 

Topher Carlson is one of the biggest jocks on campus. All the guys want to be him, all the girls want to claim him. When secrets are uncovered, Topher’s life spins wildly out of control.

They are far from friends when the school year begins, but each will impact the other’s life in ways they never dreamed possible. Can Ciera help Topher realize that popularity and status mean nothing in the real world? Can Topher help Ciera learn the true meaning of living?

Sometimes you have to let go to really live. Sometimes being alive means taking risks

~Book Links~

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

~My 5* Review~

Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

Oh My Days... Where do I start? This book is AMAZING!! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!! (OK, enough shouting)!!

Learning To Live (LTL), has introduced me to Ciera and Topher. These two attend the same school, but are in completely different situations.

Ciera; spends here days head down; not making eye contact with anyone in the hopes of blending in or becoming invisible. Why? because there are certain people at school who go out of their way to make her life pretty shit, they make fun of her and try to find ways to humiliate her. After receiving some devastating news can Ciera learn to live and not hide in the shadows?

Topher; is Mr Popular! He's part of the popular group, plays on the football team, dates a cheerleader. Most guys want to be him and most girls want to be his. He's also a part of the group that laugh at Ciera. But when his dad brings someone home to meet Topher, suddenly Topher's world threatens to come crashing down. Can Topher learn that being popular isn't the be all and end all?

Ciera had my heart from the very start! She's realistic and down to Earth. She's studying at school as well as working to help her mother raise her two siblings, and then she looks after her siblings so her mum can work. Ciera's character right from the start had heaps of potential and as the story in LTL developed so did Ciera, her character goes from strength to strength. Even when faced with something very real and scary; Ciera still continued to grow and refused to give up.

Topher on the other hand! At the start my first impression of him is what a complete and utter Dick!!! I'll admit that maybe I was a little harsh. As I continued to read LTL Topher grew on me, and I couldn't help but like him too. Topher had a lot to learn and with some help he does begin to realize that there are bigger things in the world. I couldn't stop the way my heart broke for him. Topher has certainly earned his place in my heart and I'd love to read more about him.

Kira has written another amazing story, that's packed full of emotion. LTL has made me smile and laugh, its made me feel hurt and anger, its touched my heart (well torn it out and shredded it into tiny little pieces) and made me cry too (when I say cry I mean ugly cry). Kira has managed to suck me into the very heart of this beautiful story so that when I finished reading I felt as though I was leaving behind friends not just characters.

I have thoroughly enjoyed every last page of LTL. So what are you waiting for go grab yourself a box of tissues and a copy of Learning To Live!

Learning To Live earns a whopping 5* from me, and I cannot wait to get my teeth into another of Kira's books!

Great work Kira! <3 <3 <3

~Book Links~

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

~About The Author~

Krista Pakseresht has always been a dreamer. From the first time she opened her eyes. Creating worlds through words is one thing she is truly talented at. She specializes in Young adult/New adult romance, horror, action, fantasy, and non-fiction under the pen name Kira Adams.

She is the author of the Infinite Love series, the Foundation series, the Darkness Falls series, and the Looking Glass series.

~Places To Find Kira~

Website | Goodreads | Amazon | Facebook | Twitter | Wattpad | Figment

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