Tuesday, 20 May 2014

REVIEW: Black Box by Cassia Leo

Three fateful encounters... Two heart-breaking tragedies... One last chance to get it right.

Over the course of five years, Mikki and Crush have crossed paths twice. Their first encounter changed Mikki’s life forever, but the second left them both buried beneath the emotional wreckage of a violent attack. Mikki is left with more questions and grief than she can handle, while Crush is forced to forget the girl who saved his life.

Now Mikki Gladstone has decided she’s tired of the mind-numbing meds. She books a flight to Los Angeles to end her life far away from her loving, though often distant, family. 

Crush has always channelled his blackest thoughts into his music. He decides to fly to Los Angeles to record a demo of the only song he’s never performed in public; a song he wrote for a girl he doesn't even know: Black Box. He has no expectations of fame and he’s never felt like his life had any purpose… until he meets Mikki in Terminal B.

When their paths cross yet again, neither has any idea who the other person is – until they begin to piece together their history and realize that fate has more in store for them than just another love story.

Wow!!! What a book this is a must read for everyone, you go through a roller coaster of emotions, happy, sad, love, hope, depressed, grief, you name it you go through it with the characters and that's what makes this book in my top reads of 2014.

Crush and Mikiki's story starts at the airport both going to L.A but for totally different reasons, and this is where you ask yourself does fate exist? These two have met before in the most horrible of tragedies, and they didn't actually meet they helped each other in time of need and with this encounter at the airport neither recongize the other person, again fate has thrown them together and you can only think it is meant to be, when they finally figure it out it's a heartbreaking tale.

Mikki is suffering from a mental illness, the tragedy that brought them together in the first place just made it a whole lot worse and its was awful, there are no words so since then she has wanted to kill herself, she has tried a few times but someone has always found her in time, so now she plans on going to L.A where no one knows her and then she can get the peace she wants. 

Crush is a musician who is going to L.A to make a demo of his song Black Box, which is also the title of a book who is grandfather gave to him, and one night Crush, gave it to the girl he saved although he doesn't know her name or anything about her he has being trying to find her.

From this point in the story, they get to know each other and discover what Black Box is really about what it means to each of them and also the author and they go on trying to discover that life is really worth living when fate steps in.

As I said at the start everyone needs to read this book, it isn't pretty it could cause triggers, from abuse, suicide, rape, but we can learn from this to be there for that person be what each other needs and life can get better

5 Fateful Stars 

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