ABOUT THE BOOK
Every Stolen Breath
by Kimberly Gabriel
Release date: November 5, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller
But maybe that doesn’t matter. Maybe that was always the way it was going to happenKimberly Gabriel
The Swarm is unrecognizable, untraceable, and unpredictable—random attacks on the streets of Chicago by a mob of crazed teens that leaves death in its wake. It’s been two years since the last attack, but Lia Finch has found clues that reveal the Swarm is ready to claim a new victim.
Lia is the only one still pursuing her father’s killers, two years after attorney Steven Finch’s murder by the Swarm. Devastated and desperate for answers, Lia will do anything to uncover the reasons behind his death and to stop someone else from being struck down. But due to debilitating asthma and PTSD that leaves her with a tenuous hold on reality, Lia is the last person to mount a crusade on her own.
After a close encounter with the Swarm puts Lia on their radar, she teams up with a teen hacker, a reporter, and a mysterious stranger who knows firsthand how the mob works. Together, they work to uncover the master puppeteer behind the group. Though if Lia and her network don’t stop the person pulling the strings—and fast—Lia may end up the next target.
Air in. Air out. Slow. Methodic. My lame attempt at convincing my body that breathing isn’t so hard.Kimberly Gabriel
Ok you guys, this book was a ride! I started off at the edge of my seat and it only continued to build! I’ve been wanting to read an edge of your seat thriller lately, and this book delivered! What makes this books so successful is the realness of it. You could imagine these events happening, especially in today’s society, and the sense of foreboding really heightens the reading experience. This is truly a mind blowing whirlwind of a read! Now, you’re probably wondering: what is the Swarm? Well, think the purge and add in some gang violence and you get the Swarm, a group of teenagers wanted for several murders who gang up on their victims in a public space and beat them to death. Gruesome, I know.
I had inner strength, that in a defining moment my subconscious chose to fight rather than sleep.Kimberly Gabriel
Now, I want to just say that this book is everything I never knew I needed for one reason: asthma representation. I know this sounds silly, but I think this is the first time in my entire life that I’ve read a book with the mc having asthma. While many probably think that asthma isn’t a big deal, and for me it’s not that big of a deal anymore, but growing up my entire life pretty much revolved around asthma. People don’t understand just how terrifying it is to have your lungs suddenly close up and thinking you’re never going to breathe again. So, reading about a character itching for her inhaler was something I never would have thought I needed in my life, but it was. And I hope that teens and young adults reading this with asthma find a sense of kin in the simplistic moments of the story where asthma takes over.
Most people never got the chance to see that side of him.Kimberly Gabriel
It’s rare for me to make a connection like this in a book, so for that I am beyond happy. But, for everyone, this story is one heck of a story. If you like solving puzzles and crime, desperately wondering what is going to happen next, nail biting realistic horror, then this book is for you!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kimberly Gabriel started writing in fourth grade when she wrote, bound, and gave away books of terrible poetry to family and teachers as holiday gifts. Today she is an English teacher, who still squanders all free minutes to write and uses it as the best scapegoat for her laundry avoidance issues. When she is not teaching or writing, Kimberly is enjoying life with her husband, her three beautiful children, and a seriously beautiful boxer in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Every Stolen Breath is her debut novel and a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection.
Prize: Finished copy of Every Stolen Breath by Kimberly Gabriel + signed bookplate + poster (USA)
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