Book Review: From the Wreckage by Michele G. Miller

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From the Wreckage
by Michele G. Miller
Publication date: June 12th 2014
Category: YA
Genre: Contemporary, Drama
Source: Personal purchase

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“In a matter of minutes on a Friday night, I lost my school, my identity, the security of my first love, the personality of my sweet fearless brother, my best friend, my town, everything as I knew it. Everything changed.”

“Minutes – that’s all it takes to change your entire life. How do you deal with that?”

For high school senior Jules Blacklin surviving the storm is only the beginning. Faced with the new reality of her life, she must find a way to rise From The Wreckage and answer the question – how do you get back to normal, when everything that was normal is gone?


~My Thoughts~

When I found out that From the Wreckage was about a tragedy caused by a tornado my interest was piqued. One of my favorite movies, one that I could watch over and over again, is Twister. Something about the unrelenting storms that Mother Nature doles out gets my pulse racing. I knew there would be a love story in there, too, so that made it a must buy for me. Carnage and love? Oh, I’m so there.

From the Wreckage is a good story with realistic characters and vivid imagery. Jules Blacklin is the main character. She tells of her horrific experience the night her life changed forever and how she deals with the many tragedies that follow. Jules took me on an emotional journey that captivated me from the very first page.

This is a riveting tale about loss, but it’s also a story about love, survival, hope and renewal. Jules goes through hell, but she has that one person in her life who makes her feel safe in the midst of that hell and in the aftermath that follows.

The majority of the story is told from a third person perspective in present tense. I’m not accustomed to that type of writing style, which slowed the pace down and pulled me out of the story now and then. There was also a punctuation issue that bothered me at first, but I became used to it after a while.

Overall, From the Wreckage is a great story that will tug at your heart strings and leave you wanting more. I’ve already purchased the second book in the series! If you’re a fan of YA drama with romance, this should be on our TBR.

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~About the Author~

Michele G. Miller

I write fairytale love for everyday life! My writing is eclectic ranging from YA Historical Fantasy, Coming of Age Drama and New Adult Suspense, but the one thing they all have in common is ROMANCE. I love LOVE.

Personal tidbits:
I’m a married mom of three. Grew up in Maine and Alabama (Roll Tide) but moved to the Carolina blue skies in 2002 (NC) and love it here! I’m a fool for good dialogues and great lyrics!

I love football, chocolate and hiking in the mountains! I also love social media and can be found daily perusing Twitter or Facebook.

Michele’s Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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Wife, mother, blogger, author, gamer, and a lover of the culinary arts. Toni lives in Michigan with her husband and four children. If she's not writing or curled up with a book, you'll most likely find her playing with her kids, baking cupcakes, or killing zombies.
  • Kerri Van

    The third book in this series, “All That Remains” just came out on August 28. I am really enjoying this series. The tornado put a different twist on the love story within the plot. Thanks for the great review Toni.

    • So glad to hear you’re reading it, Kerri! Thanks so much for stopping by to read my review. <3

  • Lori F

    Your review was awesome. I downloaded From the Wreckage and plan to start it tonight.

    Thanks Toni