Review: Strung (Seaside Book 0) by Rachel Van Dyken

Print Length: 166 pages
Publisher: Rachel Van Dyken (July 7, 2014)

Two brothers. 

Who knew that the sleepy town of Seaside, Oregon would eventually be the location of both our downfall and our redemption? 

Drugs, sex, lies, all led us to the Coast. It led us to her. 

And ever since we met her. 

Our lives have never been the same. 

You may think you know what really happened--but you don't. After all, there's two sides to every story. 

This is ours. 

This book is Tear (the first book from the Seaside Series) told from Alec and Demetri's POV.


My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Whenever I pick up one of the Seaside series novels, it feels like a homecoming. Seriously. I have been with this group from the beginning and from the first chapter in Tear, I felt like I knew these people.

Reading Strung was exactly the same feeling, and it was one that I dearly missed! Even though Strung is essentially a re-telling of Tear, it is also completely different in the fact that it is written from the point-of-view of Alec and Demetri Daniels instead of Nat's, and that puts a whole different spin on things.This time, you get a greater insight and understanding into why they act and react the way that they do. You can feel a certain sympathy for their past, and the struggles they are still trying to overcome while in Seaside. You can almost feel their pain and self-loathing, and it never fails to amaze me the way Ms.Van Dyken can switch between the brother's personalities and still keep them so real and completely separate.

Once again Rachel has managed to pull off a gripping novel that keeps you hooked from the very first page!

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has NOT altered or changed my review in any way. All thoughts expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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