Eighteen-year-old Savanah Parry just moved 3,000 miles across states to escape. The memories, the whispers, the pain.
Chastity Falls Academy is supposed to be her fresh start; her salvation. And when Ana meets mysterious Jackson, she begins to think it is. She hasn't smiled in almost 16 months; not since the night her life changed forever, and despite her guilt, her loyalty, Ana can't deny that Jackson is breathing life back into her. With Jackson by her side, Ana wants to believe she can heal and move on. But she isn't the only one living a lie, and the small private academy has secrets of its own. All is not what it seems, and Ana is about to find herself in a tangled web of lies; fighting for survival, again.
Loyalties will be tested, lies will be told. Welcome to Chastity Falls.
©2016 L A Cotton (P)2016 L A Cotton
I really enjoyed the book coming to life. You can have a picture of what is going on in your head but when you hear it, it really brings out the story even more.
Oh, the end just completely gutted me. As soon as the audio ended, I had to download the 2nd book in the series.
This is the first audio of Emma's that I've listened to and I really liked her voice.
I would have loved to have listening to the book I'm one sitting.
"Good story great narration"
This is a normal American college with normal students each have secrets hiding something and lord the drama will make you glad you are out of school. Warning this is a cliffhanger and part 2 isn’t on audio. I thought the ending was good and didn’t mind the cliffhanger as much as I normal do. There are so many twists and turns your head will spin along with heartbreak and misunderstandings.
Ms. Lysy does a great job with narration she has a pleasant voice with wonderful character voices. There are not any background noises or any places where the volume changes high or low. She shows each characters emotion never leaving you guessing what they are thinking or feeling. Here many different voices are wonderful as she paints the picture in your mind. You have no trouble knowing who is talking male or female it is a smooth audio that gives you hours of enjoyment. If any breaks were taken you could not tell. I am looking forward to listening to more from this narrator.
The author gives you a great plot with lots of drama of who, what and where. It has a nice ending for a cliffhanger. The characters are likeable even through the pain it is hard not to like them. My heart really went out to Ana she is carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders of things that can’t be undone. What she really would like to have is a redo button. Her life is filled with the past trying to get over the biggest heartbreak of all. Jackson is a sweetheart but he is in a mess of trouble with what he is hiding. He is all over the place with his emotions and confusing ways. He finds out things are not always as they seem and it might put brother against brother before it is all done. The supporting characters some you will love and others you won’t. The twist are big and you won’t see them coming as you are pulled one way and then another.
"Major Cliff Hanger Alert! But I throughly enjoyed YA romance Drama."
Suspenseful Romance with a lot of ups and downs. I usually hate Cliffhangers but I throughly enjoyed listening to this story.
The characters were well developed and I got totally immersed into the story. I'll be looking for the next installment of the series as soon as it comes out. I really want to know what is going to happen next.
The story is told in Savannah's POV. There are a lot of things that are left hanging and I'm hoping my questions will be answered as the story continues on in the next book.
If you enjoy YA suspenseful dramatic romances with danger and unpredictability of what might be coming next, you will enjoy this book.
The narrator did a fairly good job bringing the story to life.
**This Audiobook was provided free of charge in exchange for my unbiased honest opinion**
"Fantastic Young Adult College Drama/Romance"
Love American college drama and this is drama at it's best. Loved Savannah, she is so strong considering her past, which was not easy, starting afresh in a new town miles away from anyone who knows her and her upsetting secret. On her first day she grabs the attention of one of the most notorious boys in Chastity Falls, Braiden Donahue, unbeknown to her she also snags the attention of his best friend, Pierce. After snubbing Braiden's advances she has made herself a target with the Donahue family who pretty much own the town. It's not long before she meets the boy of her dreams, Jackson, and she avoids anything to do with The Donahues and the Football team. All is good and Savannah slowly starts letting her barriers down and she starts feeling again. It would appear though, that everything isn't all sweetness and light. Jackson too is keeping some pretty bigs secrets, and he is not quite the person she thinks he is. Can their relationship prosper in the spotlight or will the Donahues take away their shot at happiness? Some interesting characters that I loved to hate, along with Jackson, who I loved, then hated, then loved again, no wonder Savannah has trouble dealing with his mixed emotions and his confusing loyalties. He frustrated the heck out of me at times. This book ends in quite the cliffhanger, it left me frustrated, angry and upset all at the same time. That being said I need to know what happens next, I can't wait for book 2. I was provided with a free copy of this audiobook via Audiobook Blast in exchange for an honest review.
I was given this book in exchange for a honest review. What a cliff hanger. I cannot wait for the next book to see what happens between Anna and Jax. He leaves her to save her life but she cannot live without him.
"Loyalty and Lies"
Entertaining and enjoyable YA/NA Collage story.
Secrets, drama, mystery, angst, lies, love, heartbreak, suspense, loyalty and romance.
What's going on in the town? What is everyone hiding? What secret is Ana hiding? What is Jackson hiding? Why do they have to hide their relationship? So many secrets. A great cast of characters you both love and hate. You just can't help but get pulled into the relationship between Ana and Jackson.
Be prepared for a Roller-coaster of emotions and a Cliffhanger
We need the rest of the series ASAP.
Emma Lysy did a good job with the narration. As soon as the book started I recognized her voice. It's very distinct. She has a young sounding voice which fits this story. It's is very soft, light and breathy. She does make you feel all of the emotions of the characters through her narration. She needs a little more difference between her male and female characters. She sounded so familiar because I have listened to several other books she has narrated under the name Addison Spear.
Personally I like her narrations done under the name Emily Lindsay the best.
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"YA, Sexy College Romance"
Narration, Emma Lysy, Pretty Good
So, There's things I really enjoyed about this story. We have one of those - see each other and instant attraction, but there's all these other people making it anything but an easy relationship.
But, when they are together, it's super sweet and sexy - BUT, Jackson is involved with a Family that pretty much runs the town - small town mafia sort of storyline. That's the only part that didn't really work for me. For whatever reason, it just wasn't reading as realistic for me and a little over dramatic, but I really enjoyed everything else! Jackson was sexy and romantic and hot - had me completely on board with him.
I would definitely want to continue this series.
I received a copy of this audiobook free of charge from AudiobookBoom in exchange for an unbiased review
"Cliffhanger, but worth it!"
I always think the audio is better then print.
I loved this whole book. It was a very gripping story that I did not want to put down.
Emma brings different twist to the book. She is able to being written words to life, with her amazing voices.
This books did drive me a little nuts...I just wanted to know all the secrets and WHY!! I just want them together.
"I am so Glad there are more to come!"
Yes, I feel I may have missed a few things. It was a good listen and an amazing story line.
Definitely the fight at the beach. I was so telling! I knew Braydon was a D*ck but I had no real idea how messed up he really was. The way he treated an innocent bystander really tells the whole story about him in one paragraph.
I don't think I could put it in just three words. I thought she was good, not great but good. I am not sure if it was the tone of voice that bothered me or that I thought it sounded like she was reading behind a veil or something. It was just strange.
Not really, it worked really well for me to break it up but then again I think I may have missed a bit of the storyline that way.
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"Original first entry in a suspenseful na series"
Surprises and secrets that come back to haunt different characters. Compelling narration.
I rooted for Ana even when others annoyed me.
She did a great job with the female characters, and was okay with the male lead.
It made me laugh and cringe a bit at times.
Overall, the story and performance were above average.
"Loved the story but I did not enjoy the voices"
I loved the story and the mystery the author created. I love guessing what's really going on in a book and having an idea but not close enough to know for sure. That was definitely the case with this book.
Rachel Van Dyken Elite series since from the start it had the same feel of that story. I won't say if it went the same direction but I got the same feelings of mystery and evil when I started this book.
I really did not enjoy the voice especially for the guys voices.
I will for sure be going on to book 2 as this is a cliffhanger and I am wanting to know what happens.
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