Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Unbeautiful Series by Jessica Sorensen

You want to know my secrets? What lies beneath the pretty? The scars I can’t let anyone see? The scars tied to my secrets? 
On the outside I appear normal. Some might even say perfect. 
They say that I’m a pretty girl. They say I should be happy. They say that I have nothing to be angry about. That I’m popular. A cheerleader. That I’m perfect. 
Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. 
But all they see is what’s on the outside. 
On the inside I’m raw, open, bleeding. Scars that can’t seem to heal the wounds. 
Carrying dark secrets about who I really am. 
How afraid I am to tell the truth. 
And it’s slowly killing me. 

Tattoos. Piercing. Scars. The guy who can’t speak. 
Gothic freak. Mute. Punk. I’ve heard it all. 
They say that I’m probably dangerous. They say people should stay away from me. 
They say. They say. They say. 
But who are they anyway? 
To decide what I am. 
They don’t know what’s hidden beneath the scars. Beneath the piercings and tattoos. 
The secrets I keep hidden beneath the silence. 
Maybe if they knew, they wouldn’t fear me so much. 
Then again, maybe they’d fear me more. 


No matter how hard I try, I never seem to be able to escape my family’s world. Their madness controls my life, just like insanity consumes my mind. 
Sometimes it’s hard to tell what’s real. 
Sometimes it’s hard to tell who I really am. The person everyone sees? Or the one I keep trapped inside? 
I wonder which person Ryler sees. Just like I wonder who I can trust. 
Wonder. Wonder. Wonder. 
I wonder too much. 
I wish I could just find a way to escape it all and finally be free. 

I live a double life and sometimes I hate myself for it. Watching Emery fall apart—pretending I don’t care—is killing me inside. 
I want to tell her the truth, but I also want a new life. 
Want. Want. Want. 
I want too much. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what I really desire. 
I wish I could be free from the confusion, free from this life.

REVIEW by Jeanine:

Wow! These books were intense! In a good way! I loved every second of reading this story! Absolutely fell in love with Ryler from the beginning. Emery.. Wow! I'm not sure how the heck she even survived without actually being "crazy" after what are parents have done to her for her whole life.  It's so sad how many things she lost out on being stuck in her parents house every single day only to be let out to go to school. Ryler changes that as soon as they meet, even when things are rocky and she doesn't trust him, he's still giving her some "first" experiences. 

These books were so well written! I was completely addicted literally  a couple pages in. Highly recommend!!!! Five star series!

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