Saturday, February 2, 2013

Blog Tour: Long Road Full Speed Ahead by Emily Walker: Review

Title: Long Road Full Speed Ahead
Author: Emily Walker
Publisher: Emily Walker
Published: January 5th, 2013
Pages: 359
Format: ebook


A young girl struggles with abuse, addiction, and abortion
all while trying to go to school. Somehow she hits rock bottom and
finds an unlikely love story.


 Grace finds herself with a toxic friend and a brand new hobby
when she discovers meth. She had a promising future before Grayson
came into the picture. A wolf in sheep's clothing he soon shows his
true colors and they are painted with black and blue. The drugs cause
more problems than they fix, but lost in the intoxicating world of
numbness she must find herself through abuse, addiction, and abortion.
Will she let the drugs take her out of the world, and be forever numb,
or will an unlikely love pull her out and make her feel again?

My Review

Long Road Full Speed Ahead was a beautifully written story that some people can relate to and some not.  There was no happy ending in this story, becasue a lot of times there isn't a happy ending.  There is just reality.  Emily crafted a story that contains  real situations that happen to a lot of people everyday.  The story focuses on drugs, abuse, alcohol and a few other choices or situations that college students face.  What I loved about this book was the way it immediately captured my interest.  Once I started reading, I didn't want to put the book down.  I was right there along with Grace wondering why she kept going down this path she was on, and hoping that she would fight her way back to the top.

Grace was a character that a lot of people could connect to in one way or another.  I couldn't relate to her on the smoking or doing drugs, because I have never smoked or tried any type of drug before.  But I did relate to her in other ways.  I couldn't believe how everything changed so quickly for her.  One minute she was a good girl, then after her first try, she couldn't stop.  It just kept getting worse and worse.  I kept yelling at her to quit.  I hated Grayson with a passion.  He knew he had her hooked and that no matter what she would take him back.  he treated her like crap.  I liked Cory in this book.  There was just something about him that captured my attention.  I didn't like him doing drug though.

Like I said, this book has a lot of truth to it.  Long Road Full Speed Ahead was very real and very raw.  I can tell that Emily put a lot of work and research into this story by giving vivid descriptions of the symptoms of drug use and alcohol use.  I felt like I was right there with the characters and experiencing it all with them.  That made the story even better for me. 

The only issues I had with the story is that I wished I could have seen some more wow moments.  The first half of the book was about them going partying and doing drugs.  They just kept going to party after party, drinking and doing drugs.  There was just something missing.  I wanted to see more development to the plot.  But other than that, it was a great book.  I do recommend this book to everyone over the age of 18.  I can't wait to read more books from Emily!!!

I also must point out that I love the cover!!!  Something about it just captures my attention.  love it!!!

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About the Author

I live in the mountains of North Carolina and am writing between going
to Graduate School and working full time as an Office Manager at my
alma mater. I am a writer and editor with Midnight Hour Publishing. I
also write as Lyra Mcken for GMTA Publishing and Jewels Moss for
Midnight Fire! I am also a Self Pubbing Maniac! My favorite author is
Heinlein, but I also have a weak spot for Jane Austin.

My recent novels include The Reluctant Succubus with Midnight Hour
Publishing, Why Yellow Jackets Can't Find the Hole with Midnight Fire
Publishing and then a self published release Long Road Full Speed

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