Let Me Go Blog Tour

Let Me Go Blog Tour is hosted by Shane by Itching for Books.
Hi guys, today is my tour stop and I'm very happy to share my review and favorite quote for this novel.
You can check the other tour stops right here
Title: Let Me Go #1
Author: LL Akers
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Release date: July 5th 2013
Publisher: SmArt Group Consulting, LLC
A scarlet dragonfly tattoo—meant to be a beautiful, family mark of freedom, but instead becomes a prophetic brand for those who wear it, to forever be suffering. Wounded and broken, they find themselves flittering back into the cycle of abuse that relentlessly clings to their family, a reality they can never seem to escape. 

One mother and her daughters, bound by blood—torn apart by abuse. They begin their lives intertwined but are forced to fight for their survivals separately, struggling to hide their fear and undeserved shame from each other and the world. One of these women finds herself trapped—alone—and she battles to survive the terrifying darkness. With long hours of nothing to do but wait in fear, she grapples through her obscure dreams and memories of the past, sorting which memory belongs to whom: physically harmed, mentally damaged, raped, sexually abused, an unwanted pregnancy… and even the vivid memory of a dangerous dance with death in a last attempt to escape the shambles and horrors of a seemingly unchangeable situation.

Twin sisters, Gabriella and Olivia, dive blindly—and much too early—into adulthood. They are soon followed by their younger sister, Emma, all running from a not-so-idyllic past; chasing the happiness they believe they will find, by abandoning their childhoods to be “grown-up” and start their own lives. 

Deeply evocative, Let Me Go is a coming-of-age story: the struggles of one mother and her daughters trying to survive life—marred by abuse and misplaced blame—and their need to reach peace, forgiveness, and reconciliation.

First of all, I'd like to thank Shane for accepting my request to be included on this blog tour. She's one of the blogger hosts who welcomed me to review books inspite of me having a few followers. *virtual hug for Shane*
Now, as I was stating the fact for this novel, Let Me Go is highly-intriguing for me. Gabriella or should I say Gabby and Olivia at first are just innocent teenagers who suddenly entangled with so much tragedy and complications in life. It's mysterious for me at first on how they can escape those problems since it feels like it runs in their family. I kept on thinking how can these two protagonist overcome these tragedies in life, not too mention their mother who also kept on gripping and gripping to move on with their lives without her husband. It's tough to think, isn't it?
But its real, the problems and difficulties that they've felt truly happens in real life. I don't want to spoil anything from that part, okay? I can't go on deeper than that, you just need to read this mysterious book.
Next, just look at the cover, the two girls suddenly hypnotized just by looking at those dragonflies. That's the thing that I felt that there is something more that definitey happened to them from that point.
As for their mother, she's a bit blinded with love actually. She always feels that the man who surrounds her everytime can fall in love and be honest with her. But she's wrong, that's how I see it. But as Gabby and Olivia restrained from it, I see their love for their mother and it is wonderful.
Let Me Go is a novel full of sadness, abuse and tragedy, yet it displays a large amount of courage and bravery to face all of it to overcome and to be free with all of it.
"You try to get away just to fall into the same trap of abuse again - 'round and round ' "

llakers.jpgL.L. Akers is a married mother of: one very intelligent and handsome tween, a chubby beagle who looks like a mini-cow, and a deranged terrier, as well as five very elegant Koi fish, a herd of tiny but boastful lizards and dozens of obnoxiously loud, but beautiful frogs. She left a twelve-year career in the human resource arena—and eventually dipped her toes into the world of writing: beginning with proofreading/beta-reading, and content-editing while contemplating writing her own novel. She has made huge efforts (and progress) at becoming a professional recluse; happy to hang out in her pajamas all day with just her laptop, iPad, Burt’s Bees lip balm and posse of creatures. Regardless of her recent self-isolation from the world, she can still be lured outside for brief moments by the scent of freshly mowed grass and a bowl full of cherries. Let Me Go is her first novel.

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  1. Good review and nice quote. Thanks for participating :)

    1. Oh, virtual hugs to you too Elie. I still consider myself a new blogger with few followers compared to others but it's no need to prevent anyone from participating and reading books they probably wouldn't have come across prior :)

  2. Great review! Thank you for participating. I hope you will consider posting this as a GoidReads and Amazon U.S. review so that others may read it! I'll also post it with your link on my FB site as well :)

    1. Meant GoodReads... Auto correct on my mini keeps changing it, lol.