Saturday, May 7, 2016

Review: Holding Smoke

Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano

Genre:Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Thriller, Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Science Fiction
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Purchase Link: Amazon
Pages: 336
Published May 3rd 2016 by Hyperion

John "Smoke" Conlan is serving time for two murders but he wasn't the one who murdered his English teacher, and he never intended to kill the only other witness to the crime. A dangerous juvenile rehabilitation center in Denver, Colorado, known as the Y, is Smoke's new home and the only one he believes he deserves.

But, unlike his fellow inmates, Smoke is not in constant imprisonment. After a near death experience leaves him with the ability to shed his physical body at will, Smoke is able to travel freely outside the concrete walls of the Y, gathering information for himself and his fellow inmates while they're asleep in their beds. Convinced his future is only as bright as the fluorescent lights in his cell, Smoke doesn't care that the "threads" that bind his soul to his body are wearing thin-that one day he may not make it back in time. That is, until he meets Pink, a tough, resourceful girl who is sees him for who he truly is and wants to help him clear his name. 

Now Smoke is on a journey to redemption he never thought possible. With Pink's help, Smoke may be able to reveal the true killer, but the closer they get to the truth, the more deadly their search becomes. The web of lies, deceit, and corruption that put Smoke behind bars is more tangled than they could have ever imagined. With both of their lives on the line, Smoke will have to decide how much he's willing to risk, and if he can envision a future worth fighting for.

John "Smoke" was sent to a juvenile rehabilitation center after being convicted of two murders.John knows for a fact that he didn't do it and is unable to prove it. After a near death experience he gained a out of body ability that helped him escape outside the walls of the building. With this gift he uses it to trade information for certain privileges. When an item of the murder he was convicted of appears inside the building, he realizes somethings up. With the help of Pink who has the ability to see John when he uses his gift she aids him in finding a way to clear his name and find the real killer.

You know what? I wasn't expecting to like this book as much as I did. I loved how detailed everything was that I was able to clearing paint a picture in my mind of what was going on. I loved that there was a bit of mystery when it came to finding out the real killer, I thought it was interesting find out what really happened. I loved that there was so much going on to keep me interested in this book from start to end. I liked how the ending turned out, now how I hoped but it was still good. I thought that the storyline was interesting and the book was well written. Overall a fantastic book and I really enjoyed reading it.

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