5 stars · nixitN's review

nixitN’s ARC Review: ‘A Different Blue’ by Amy Harmon

Blue Echohawk doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know her real name or when she was born. Abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, she didn’t attend school until she was ten years old. At nineteen, when most kids her age are attending college or moving on with life, she is just a senior in high school. With no mother, no father, no faith, and no future, Blue Echohawk is a difficult student, to say the least. Tough, hard, and overtly sexy, she is the complete opposite of the young British teacher who decides he is up for the challenge, and takes the troublemaker under his wing. This is the story of a nobody who becomes somebody. It is the story of an unlikely friendship, where hope fosters healing and redemption becomes love. But falling in love can be hard when you don’t know who you are. Falling in love with someone who knows exactly who they are and exactly why they can’t love you back might be impossible.

Title: A Different Blue
Author: Amy Harmon
Published: June 27th 2017 by Spencer Hill Press
Genres: contemporary romance, new adult, drama

My thoughts:

“Once upon a time there was a little blackbird, pushed from the nest, unwanted. Discarded. Then a Hawk found her and swooped her up and carried her away, giving her a home in his nest, teaching her to fly.”

It is a beautiful story about a lonely girl, who sorrowful and broken, but finally she will find home and happiness.

“A different life would have made a different Blue.”

Blue try to stay strong, but she’s broken inside. I liked her personality. She’s clever and her perception of life is special. She was struggling with herself every single day. It is her journey to the truth. Wilson is a gentleman and kind-hearted. He like history and he hands this affection for his students. Historical tales linked to Blue’s life. He inspires Blue.
“God? I’m ugly inside. And it’s not my fault. You know it’s not. I’ll take responsibility for some of it, but you’re gotta own up to your part, too. Nobody saved me. Nobody gave a shit. Nobody came to my rescue.” – And in response, Wilson comes to help Blue. Thereafter they quickly find the common voice. They give each other a lot, but Blue gets more, a better life.
I loved them. They were cute, sometimes they were funny together. They were each other’s soul. I felt Blue’s pain, but they are lifelike characters. They give a lot of strength to each other. And Blue knows her own history – “Maybe that’s what you are… a little blackbird a long way from home.” – she learns the real Blue.

It broked my heart and later healed that. My thoughts difficult to put into words, beacuse it is so beautiful and special book. I needed it, beacuse it is also unique and healing. It gave me a lot. I loved every line of it. I likedd act, characters and story. Amy Harmon wrote a wonderful story about soul healing and hope. I’m sure I’ll still read from her.

I received this copy from the Spencer Hill Press via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My favorite quotes from the book:

“Women cry. If she’s crying over you, she still loves you”

“No matter what you choose, you’re gonne wonder if you shoulda done things different.”

“Life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”

“Someone told me once that to create true art you must be willing to bleed and let others watch.”

“You can’t control who loves you… you can’t let someone love you any more than you can make someone love you.”


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