Author: Michelle Diana Lowe
Nineteen year old Alena Pavlis moved to Surrey, on the outskirts of London, to escape her past. Now, heading off to college, she hopes that she can finally move on and begin a brand new chapter. During her first day at Capendale University, she meets Phillip Gregson, the cute streetwise guy who introduces her to a whole new world. At first, Phillip seems to be the answer to all of her problems. Yet quickly she finds that her childhood trauma is creeping in, and so are outside influences which begin to drive a wedge between the couple. As the relationship reaches its breaking point, Alena starts to pursue her own dreams and aspirations. Just as she is finding her feet again and preparing to audition for Capendale’s choir – the Coolette Singers, a perilous series of events turns her life upside down. Left with no other choice, Alena must confront the demons of her past head-on, even though it means risking everything.
Review: Alena Pavlis wants nothing more than to turn a new page by going to college. She meets Phillip Gregson, a cute, streetwise guy who she thinks might help her get a new start. But when the past creeps up on her, especially the things she went through at a kid, she has to face her demons before she can start crafting a future for herself.
Alena goes through a real journey in this book, and I enjoyed followed her along the way and getting to know her. The characters are great, and although the book touches upon some dark themes, it's still an amazing read.