A Light in the Dark (Fallout, #2)by Becky Doughty Published 23 Dec 2015
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I hated Sebastian almost the first moment I saw him. But then I started to love him while I still hated him, which made things a little complicated.
Him and that guitar.
On stage, Tish Ransome sings about heartache and passion, betrayal, and about love gone wrong… but she knows very little about any of it in real life. The rock-star princess who swears like a pirate—literally—is loved and adored by family, friends, and fans alike, and her world is filled with good things, her future bright.
Behind the scenes, however, trouble is brewing. When Tom, her best friend and co-founder of the Marauders, tells her he’s leaving the band after graduation, Tish must find a new wingman to step into Tom’s hard-to-fill shoes. The moment she hears Sebastian Jeffries play, she knows he’s the one. Yet with Sebastian comes a taste of the things Tish only writes about, and she can’t resist the lure of the tortured artist. Sebastian, likewise, is drawn to Tish’s brilliance, but like a moth that hovers too close to the flames, is he killing himself just to be near her? Can Tish save Sebastian before it’s too late, or will he pull her down into the darkness with him?
NOTE: This book may contain triggers, due to the topic of domestic violence.
For fans of Amy Harmon, Colleen Hoover, and AnnaLisa Grant.
•Young adult romance
•Coming of age
•Rock and roll, family life, orphan, murder, abuse, broken heart, street violence, hidden identity, and more.
"A Light in the Dark (Fallout, #2)" Reviews
Tish is a college student and lead singer in her locally successful band. She lives at home, comes from a very nice family who dotes on her, and she's loved by everyone. Almost everyone. She has a class with Sebastian, a hot guy who doesn't seem to like her. When her band mate and good friend, Tom, decides to take a job out-of-state, Sebastian shows up to audition as his replacement. Tish is dazzled by his talent but questions whether he's a good fit because of his past unpleasantness toward her. From that point, she begins to see there's a lot more going on with him than she could've imagined. Through Sebastian and others, Tish learns that her cosseted life has protected her and kept her from understanding how harsh the world can be. On the other hand, the love and support she's always had gives her tools to make a difference for people who really could use one. Tish and Sebastian have a lot to teach each other and an attraction that can't be dimmed by their differences.
This book wasn't what I was expecting and isn't my usual fare: no sex, no profanity, praying at meals, a heroine who is sheltered and naive. Because this isn't my area, it's hard for me to say for sure, but I'd guess this is more YA or very innocent NA. With that said, the story is very sweet and moving with some heartbreaking tragedy.
I enjoyed the writing to a large degree but would've liked to have seen more subplot and a little more excitement. I wasn't bored but things moved slowly. Tish's world was so well drawn that her life felt real and it added poignancy to the story. Her friends and home life had a lot of dimension, which really drew me in.
This book should come with a warning: Take out your heart, throw it on the ground, and stomp on it a few times. Then, pick it up, clean it off, and embrace it fiercely. What an emotional ride! From the first line—“I hated Sebastian almost the first moment I saw him.” —this book grabbed me and didn’t let go. Trish, Tom, Sebastian and the Marauders took the main stage, with guest appearances by Ani (you may remember her as the leading lady from book 1 in The Fallout Series) and various loving and raucous family members (bound to happen when a girl has four older brothers.) I don’t want to say too much, because I don’t want to give anything away. I will say, “Get this book.” Your heart—stronger, wiser, and deeply satisfied— will thank you for it.
This is book 2 in the fallout series but as it follows a different main set of characters it really could be read as a standalone. (I would highly recommend getting book 1 though because it is amazing AND it is free).
This story is a little deeper than book 1 and touches on some darker subjects such as abuse but it is handled beautifully. So powerful that your heart just goes out to these characters and you find yourself frantically turning the pages to see how things are going to work out.
I am not even a big romance reader and I am HOOKED on this series. So bring on book 3!! V""V
***Note this is a clean NA novel - although some of the subject matter discussed (abuse) may be troubling for some people**
Tish and Tom have been best friends and bandmates for years now but he is also in love with her. Tom is moving away and the Marauders have to replace him but Tish doesn't expect the replacement to be broody Sebastian Jefferies from one of her classes.
I enjoyed all the complex relationships in the story and the important underlying message of encouragement to victims of abuse. Great follow up on Ani and Paulo from book 1 of the series as well! Good read!
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
*ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*
Definitely worth reading!
My thoughts on it are here on The Book Voucher.
When I first started this book, I thought, "oh no.....a rock band - not my thing." Then I realized I could make it any band I wanted with any type of music I wanted - in my mind. After going back to the 60's to get in the right frame of mind, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I was totally surprised as I got towards the end of the book. Never expected the 'outcome' to be what it was...not going to describe it because it would be a spoiler...The book deals with helping someone who is homeless; someone who is abused; and someone dealing with major problems. It is well written and will hold your attention - if you get in the right frame of mind. I recommend this book for anyone but especially young adults. It will put a whole new perspective on some of the things people go through. I look forward to reading more from this author.