Giveaway & Book Review: Let Me Go by L.L. Akers

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Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
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About the Book:

  • Let Me Go

  • by L.L. Akers
  • Series: Let Me Go #1
  • Genres: New Adult / Contemporary
  • Publication: July 5th 2013
  • by SmArt Group Consulting, LLC
  • Received from: Xpresso Book Tours
  • Rating: 5/5


A scarlet dragonfly tattoo—meant to be a beautiful, family mark of freedom—instead becomes a prophetic brand to those who wear it. Fleeing from their less-than-perfect childhoods into adulthood… twin sisters, Olivia and Gabriella, and their younger sister Emma, instead find themselves wounded and broken, flittering back into a cycle that relentlessly clings to their family; a cycle they can never seem to escape.

A touching story of one mother and her daughters, bound by blood—torn apart by abuse. They begin their lives intertwined but are forced to fight for their survivals separately, struggling to hide their fear and undeserved shame from each other and the world. One of these women finds herself trapped — alone — as she battles to survive the terrifying darkness. With long hours of nothing to do but wait in fear, she grapples through her obscure dreams and memories of the past, sorting which belong to whom: physically harmed, mentally damaged, sexually abused, an unwanted pregnancy… and even the vivid memory of a dangerous dance with death in a last attempt to escape the shambles and horrors of a seemingly unchangeable situation.

Deeply evocative, Let Me Go is said to fall into several genre’s. The suspense of the girl in the box grabs your attention from the beginning, and is woven throughout the coming-of-age story. Let Me Go falls into the New Adult category as well.

Watch for Captured Again, Book 2 of the Let Me Go Series, coming end-December 2013.





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My Thoughts:

Every word of this book begs attention, every sentence squeezing out emotion and made me feel as if I had no more empathy to give because I just gave it away to these girls! Intense to say the least…

Because of the intensity of this book it is so hard for me to rate. L.L. Akers is able to pull so much emotion out of me and sets these characters up so well that I could not help but feel for them. Every shock made me want to both set the book down and read more to see if these girls would ever be released from their prisons. I so wanted to speed read through all of the horror in this but Akers is a genius and made me not want to miss a thing while cringing inwardly!

It’s a rare author that can evoke such emotion and she definitely hits the nail on the head over and over. I think it takes great skill to pull out so much care for the characters but from page one I had no choice but to cheer these girls on and hope that they would one day make the right choices! Maybe because I was a victim of abuse this hit me harder than other books with similar plots but I don’t think that’s the case. I genuinely feel that it’s LL’s writing that brings all the emotions to the surface and makes you want better things for these characters… All I know is that I was crying multiple times but especially at the end!

Absolutely amazing read and fabulous writing.


About the author:

LLL.L. Akers is originally from the Midwest where she grew up climbing trees, haystacks, and haylofts—escaping into other worlds with a good book. She enjoyed playing cow-pattie hopscotch and outrun-the-bull with her siblings.
She now lives in the South, the silly wife of a serious man, and mother of: one very gifted and fetching male-tween, a chubby beagle that looks astonishingly like a mini-cow, a deranged terrier as well as five Koi fish, a herd of tiny but boastful lizards, and dozens of obnoxiously loud serenading frogs.
After a career in human resources, she now pursues life as a recluse writer; hanging out at home in her PJ’s with her iPad, Burt’s Bees lip balm and her posse of creatures. Regardless of her self-isolation, she can still be lured outside for brief moments by the scent of freshly mowed grass and a bowl full of cherries.
Let Me Go is her first novel, and book 1 of the Let Me Go Series – each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhangers.


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