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Release Day Review: Elpida by C Kennedy

 
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Release Day Review: Elpida by C Kennedy

Book Info

Book Series
Elpida
Authors
About the Author
Cody is a best-selling, award-winning author who lives, most of the time, on the West Coast of the United States. Raised on the mean streets and back lots of Hollywood by a Yoda-look-alike grandfather, Cody doesn’t conform, doesn’t fit in, is epic awkward, and lives to perfect a deep-seated oppositional defiance disorder. In a constant state of fascination with the trivial, Cody contemplates such weighty questions as If time and space are curved, then where do all the straight people come from? When not writing, Cody can be found taming waves on western shores, pondering the nutritional value of sunsets, appreciating the much-maligned dandelion, unhooking guide ropes from stanchions, and marveling at all things ordinary.

Among many other awards, Omorphi was a runner up in the 2014 Rainbow Awards, and Slaying Isidore's Dragons was a finalist in the 2015 Rainbow Awards. Cody does respond to blog comments and emails because, after all, it is all about you, the reader.

Cody writes for adults under Aisling Mancy.
Publication Date
May 30, 2017
Available Formats
ePub, mobi, pdf
Pages
350
ISBN
978-1-63533-374-9
ASIN
B071NLDMNM
Michael and Christy attended prom, graduated high school, and Michael leads the USATF tryouts. With Oxford University on the horizon, his future looks bright, and he believes life has returned to normal after Christy’s rescue. He couldn’t be more wrong. 

Christy has been free from a life of slavery for more than a year and has made remarkable progress due in no small part to the love he found with Michael. But the recent prosecution of a past abuser has shattered the life he so painstakingly built out of nothing but a mountain of horror. He now faces the daunting task of building a new life—yet again.

Twelve-year-old Thimi has been missing since Christy left Greece and, unbeknownst to everyone, has hidden out in a vacant mansion in Glyfada. Learning of Christy’s survival is the only thing that brings him out of hiding. People, open spaces, even the most common of sounds frighten him beyond reason. A mere ghost of a boy, Thimi arrives in the US with no knowledge of the outside world—the only constant in his life a purple marble.

Lost, shattered, and afraid, only hope gives them the strength and courage they need to begin anew.

Editor reviews

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Superb conclusion to this series.
Overall 
 
4.5
Being a Michael and Christy addict, I have waited impatiently for this book, particularly knowing that we were going to get Thimi in this story too; and it was definitely worth the wait.  As the third and final book in the series, along with the heart-wrenching Thimi storyline, and one or two surprises, this  installment was about the tying up of loose ends,  justice being served, ghosts being laid to rest. The writing is superb, flowing beautifully to keep you engaged, wonderfully descriptive, with great dialogue, particularly between the young people; some lovely, lighthearted conversations that lifted the mood a little, whilst still fitting with the story....a reminder that these characters are to all intents and purposes, teenagers, dealing with things that no kid should ever have to go through.
As with the first two books, parts of this story are not easy to read.  Although this is a work of fiction, knowing that the situations faced by these young people are based on real events is heartbreaking. But, these are hopeful stories too, showing that with determination, care, support, good friends and the right people to love, those who have suffered at the hands of abusers can heal, can take back control of their own lives and build something new for themselves. 
This book doesn't have a solid happy ever after ending....I'm not sure it realistically could, but you know that Michael and Christy and their friends and family are all going to be giving it their best shot; hope for a better future is what drives all of us after all.
This is an absolute must for anyone who has read the first two books in the series, and for anyone who hasn't.....read them now!!

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