Pandora Wild Child by Sunniva Dee
Publication date: October 28th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
~ Synopsis ~
With my Scheuermann’s disease as the excuse, my father kept me locked up at home all through high school. Here in Deepsilver, I can finally be me, Pandora, so—
Why the hell should I hold back?
They accept our fake IDs at Smother, our local haunt. I’m the life of the party, everyone loves me—hell, I could get away with murder in this place! Drunk off my ass, I dance on the bar, and—
I’m on top of the world!
I need to get my shit together, though. If I don’t pull off good grades, my father won’t pay my tuition. There’s no way I’m moving back into his “fortress.”
At the bar, I set my eyes on a gorgeous stranger. My plans don’t involve him long term; one night should be enough. But Dominic is more than I bargained for. God, I’m so drawn to this man. My skin hums at his touch because—
He expels the shadows of my past and replaces my pain with desire.
Perfect Dominic. Beautiful, graduating, soon-to-move-on-with-his-life Dominic.
I’m a wild child. A hot mess. Not grownup and focused like him. He’s addictive, and I am weak, but—screw this; I can wean myself off him! With the right antidote—
Addictions can be broken.
~ Review by Angela ~
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Usually new adult or contemporary romance novels are not my thing. However, this is a Sunniva Dee new adult novel, so the rules are bent. Now, I had the pleasure of reading Shattering Halos and absolutely loved it. I loved Sunniva’s style of writing and how the words and emotions just seem to flow along the pages. As you are reading, you are experiencing most of these emotions along with the characters. It’s that reason that I chose to read a new adult romance novel when I normally wouldn’t.
Pandora is a fucked up chick. I mean, take your version of a fucked up 19 year old and max that out times 100. She has a bone disease called Scheuermann’s that wreaks havoc with her spine. She’s been protected for most of her life and she is so ready to be done with that. But, she doesn’t understand the difference between letting go and spiraling out of control. She thinks she’s letting go, but she’s in a deep tail spin nose dive right for the ground. Her friends don’t know what to do to help; her therapist doesn’t know what to do. They all try to help yet can’t seem to make her understand the damage that she is doing to herself. However, they don’t know the deep, dark secrets that she’s carrying around and having to live with every day of her life.
I understood Pandora really well in this book. I understood what she was going through and how she was trying to be what people wanted but couldn’t anymore. There is a limit within all of us that when reached, you can’t turn back. Once you head down a path of self-pity and self-hatred, it’s really tough to come back to reality. No one understands that better than other people who have been there and suffered that set back. Friends, family, doctors, no one can pull you out unless you want to be out. It’s something you have to decide for yourself and mean it. The toughest part is the follow through. We can all say “I’m going to do this today” but how many of us really have the courage and the balls to actually go through with it? Not many. I gave Pandora Wild Child 5 books.
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~ About the Author ~
I write New Adult fiction with a paranormal twist and don’t shy away from romance and heart-wrenching passion when necessary.
I moved from Norway to the United States in 2001, and the first awesome five years I spent in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. Then I read “The Book,” aka Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which spurred my husband and me to move cross country to beautiful Savannah, Georgia.
I’m currently on my seventh year in the Deep South, where I enjoy the heat and the humidity. Besides writing, I spend my time with our “petting zoo” as in an opinionated parrot, a herd of cats that are experts on keyboard shortcuts, and puppies that…uh, bark.
I hold a Master’s degree in languages, with concentrations within literature and linguistics. I taught at college level for a decade before settling in as a graduate adviser at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Writing is my passion, my joy, and my addiction. When I’m not writing, I read.
Shattering Halos is my debut novel, and its standalone sequel, Stargazer, is due out later this year.
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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
- $50 Amazon Gift Card
- Signed copy of Pandora Wild Child
- 5 eCopies of Shattering Halos