Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Release Day: Elevated by Elana Johnson

Elevated by Elana Johnson
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Publication date: February 18th 2014

The last person seventeen-year-old Eleanor Livingston wants to see on the elevator - let alone get stuck with - is her ex-boyfriend Travis, the guy she's been avoiding for five months.

Plagued with the belief that when she speaks the truth, bad things happen, Elly hasn't told Trav anything. Not why she broke up with him and cut off all contact. Not what happened the day her father returned from his deployment to Afghanistan. And certainly not that she misses him and still thinks about him everyday.

But with nowhere to hide and Travis so close it hurts, Elly’s worried she won’t be able to contain her secrets for long. She’s terrified of finally revealing the truth, because she can’t bear to watch a tragedy befall the boy she still loves.


My thoughts about Elevated ~~ 

I have been seeing Elana's Possession trilogy all over the blogging world and have been meaning to read those books. I jumped at the chance to read Elevated. After reading it, I am definitely going to move her trilogy to the top of my TBR list. I loved this story and can't wait to read more!  

I will have to admit, when I started reading Elevated, which is written in verse (I wasn't expecting that and I hated poetry in school) that I read with the sing-song lilt that one does with poetry. Honestly, it didn't take any time at all for that to just disappear and I found myself totally engrossed in the story.

The story contains so much emotion between Eleanor and Travis. They are drawn to each other but the timing is all wrong. Their actions deeply affect those around them and as a way to punish herself and to keep others safe, Elly severs all ties with Travis. It was not an easy decision for her and it was so very hard to go on.  
'Determined to clamp my mouth shut
So he'll never know what real hurt is, 
So he'll never have to think of me badly, 
So he'll never know everything.'
Elly goes through so much and keep so much to herself. What a strong person she is. 
'How could she understand the holes he filled in me, 
The dams I plugged for him, 
The way he'd ask about my dad. 
The way I filled his apartment when his mom didn't come home?'
I thoroughly enjoyed Elevated and can't wait to reading more of Elana's work. I am going to leave you with what I feel is one of the most heartfelt lines in the whole story. Doesn't this just get to you? 
'I couldn't believe I'd only kissed him for three minutes and forty-one seconds. 
It felt like three lifetimes and forty-one degrees of infinity.' 

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About the author

Elana Johnson’s work, including PossessionSurrenderAbandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster), is available now everywhere books are sold. Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available for download, as well as a Possession short story, Resist. School teacher by day, Query Ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog or Twitter. She also co-founded the Query Tracker blog, and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers.

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