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Alone is a story about a woman going through a vicious cycle of abuse from childhood through her adult life and her journey to freedom and a chance at a new life. Serenity is trapped in her marriage with husband, Jackson who beats her for any reason he deems necessary. On one of the worst days of her life, she bumps into Sebastian and through that brief encounter, she finds the inspiration and strength to finally get out of her godforsaken marriage and pursue her own dreams and live a happy life.
This stirring story is more about Serenity and her escape from Jackson than it is about her love affair with the Vampire Sebastian. The story is not for the faint of heart, it is brutal, dark and gritty like the movie Enough (2002, Jennifer Lopez) and Farrar captured the essence of someone who has been a victim of abuse all her life and her drive to escape it. I felt bad and sympathetic towards Serenity, her actions are motivated by desperation in an attempt to be her own self. The story, though riveting, is not something I'd recommend to read over the holidays, LOL.
Although I might have read this book at a wrong time it didn't take away the fact that I was sucked into it. I managed to finish the book in a day which is enough indication on how invested I was in Alone.
I found Serenity's story inspiring too because hers is an example of human triumph. I personally don't know anyone who has the unfortunate fate of being forced as a human punching bag (thank God!) and I wouldn't wish it on anyone, but this book really gave me a good idea. It may be fancy due to its supernatural flair but it didn't deviate from the message Farrar wants to give us.
The sequel Buried, is now available on Amazon and both books have been on the top 100 list on the site's Contemporary Genre category.
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