When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat…and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.
When I completed Mud Vein. I was an emotional wreck. The next day I was able to look at the book with different glasses, but for that moment my emotions were crying out. When an author can get this powerful of a reaction out of me then they deserve 5 stars no matter if I liked the ending or not.
This review is NOT going to be a spoiler of any kind. I wouldn’t do that to you. I have read some powerful books over the years, but it has been awhile since one made me feel so emotional.
I commend Tarryn for writing a book that is so powerful. This story is about a struggle for the main character, Senna, to come to terms with some issues that she has been struggling with most of her life. When she is put in a situation where she has no choice BUT to deal with the issues head on – it almost takes her life.
“True Love” vs “Soul Mate,” is there a difference? This book will make you question it.
I need to say that I read this book within 24 hours. Once I started I wanted to know where it was going and why. I did NOT want to put it down. I became very invested in the story and wondered where it was going to take me next. In the beginning I felt that the author wrote how the narrator(Senna) was thinking and feeling, kind of hollow, unfeeling. I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy reading a story written that way. Though as the story went along, the writing changed as the narrator changed and began to think about different things and feelings she was going through. This story is about life & death or maybe I should say the “brink of death”.
Isaac, the main male lead, is very kind and unselfish. He shows Senna what it is like to be cared for and loved unconditionally. It was too bad that Senna had no idea how to respond to that kind of person, in fact she has a restraining order put out on the guy after he tells her he loves her. This is a VERY differently written story. But it felt like a “movie” I was watching unfold in front of my eyes. I had no idea what to expect next and sometimes I wondered what was actually going on at the moment and left wondering why. As the story continues – all is revealed and why, so the story does NOT leave you hanging.
I will say this – I suppose it depends on how you look at the ending – but in “my” opinion it is not a HEA (Happily Ever After). Like I said earlier, the more time I have to think about this story, the more I know I will see it from different angles. I will say though, I like the thought that after I finished this story -I walked away not wanting to let ANYTHING in life pass me by…It is never too late to make the most of life.