Book Review: The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise #2) by Aly Martinez

Goodreads Synopsis:

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Words destroyed me.
“I’m sorry. She didn’t make it.”
“Daddy, he can’t breathe!”
“There’s nothing more we can do for your son.”
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Those syllables and letters became my executioner. I told myself that, if I didn’t acknowledge the pain and the fear, they would have no power over me. But, as the years passed, the hate and the anger left behind began to control me.
Two words—that was all it took to plunge my life into darkness.
“He’s gone.”
In the end, it was four soft, silky words that gave me hope of another sunrise.
“Hi. I’m Charlotte Mills.”

Chick and Brain Rating 5 out of 5

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review

I have been waiting on pins and needles for this book since I read the cliffhanger in the first book! If you have not read it, well then I am not going to spoil it for you but Martinez did not waste any time in the start of The Brightest Sunrise. The beginning of the story seamlessly picked up right where the end of the first book left off, in complete and utter chaos!

This book focus on the aftermath of Charlotte’s revelation. Everything is in turmoil for both Charlotte and Porter, but they are still able to find solace in the darkness. Their love and trust in each other helps them find their way back together but the toughest obstacle they have to face has finally come to fruition. Travis is in desperate need of a heart. While the pair fights to repair the damage done to their relationship, they also have to worry about whether their son will live to see another sunrise. Although they are able to find peace in the darkness, they must find the courage to step into the light.

It’s hard to put into words how I feel after reading this entire series but I have been captured mind-body and soul. Martinez writes these two characters that could be any of us. Any one could be in their position and I do not know how we would survive, but survive these characters did. Martinez grabs us with her words from the beginning and draws us all into the darkness. Along with these characters we traverse the road to escape the darkness and into the light. Martinez shows us that even at our best we always need someone, whether it be for support or to just tell us we are being stupid. There is always someone to help you escape those feeling of inadequacy and despair, you just have to reach out your hand and ask for help.

There honestly is no way for me to convey the depth of how this book has touched my soul without giving the entire series away. My advice is to read it. Read this series if you are looking for something, anything, because I am sure that in these pages you will find it or at least find the courage to go searching for it.

Until next time,






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