Title: A Sliver Of Hope
Author: Karla J. Nellenbach
Publication Date: March 25th 2013
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
My twin sister was the only person in the world I thought I’d known inside and out. Apparently, I was wrong.
Twin sisters share a unique bond, one that can't be broken by miles, time, or even death. Hannah and Hope Morton are no exception. When Hope takes her own life, Hannah loses a sister and a best friend, a catastrophe she isn't sure she'll survive herself.
With her family in ruins, Hannah is slowly disappearing, drowning in a sea of misery. Even her wild, energetic best friend can't pull her out of her grief. Desperate to help Hannah, her brother comes home from college, bringing his best friend Julian along, the first boy to break Hannah’s heart. None of their efforts are enough to pull Hannah off her self destructive path, though. Julian is the only one who can get through to her, working his way into her frozen soul with cocky remarks and genuine love that warms her from the inside out.
As Hannah works to find answers, she continues to uncover new secrets and people that reveal a side of Hope she had never shared with her twin. Alone now, Hannah must make a decision of her own: move on and start a new life with the people she has left, or let the weight of her grief drag her down with her sister.
A Sliver Of Hope was really about not realising that you are disappearing until you're already too far gone. Hannah and Hope are twin sisters. They are two beans in a pod, two souls and one heart. So when Hope takes her own life, Hannah is left alone with nothing to clue her in on why Hope did it.
I really enjoyed this book! One surprising part of this book though, was that it was written in a diary entry. I found that really different and unique compared to other books out there and it was a great change.
Hannah was a really likeable girl, I felt like I really connected with her in some ways. I haven't lost anyone really close to me yet, so I wouldn't know what it felt like. But I could feel that pain that Hannah felt inside by reading the author's words. It was just so addicting, like I was living as Hannah, feeling all of her emotions. Anger, happiness and pain.
By reading the diary entries that she wrote, I really could picture everything that she was describing. And of course, I really love Hannah's relationship with her brother. How he was so protective towards his sister, and how he cares so much about her.
Of course, how can I forget about Julian? He was charming, he's really protective of Hannah as well, but in a really good way. I really love Karla's writing. I love how she wrote the story in a diary entry instead of a normal story, I really love how unique this book was!!
It was a bit short, but that just made me want MORE!! I can't wait to see what Karla has in store next!! I just couldn't put this down!!!
Karla Nellenbach divides her time between day jobbing, writing, and indulging in her Winchester obsession. The rest of her day is spent playing butler to a cranky old man masquerading as a housecat and two rambunctious puppies that closely resemble small horses. Born and raised in the wilds of Michigan, she knows two immutable facts: (1) it is entirely possible to live in a thumb, and (2) you definitely can go home again…you just might not survive the winter. Having resided in the sunscape of Florida for the last decade, she’s still on a quest to see a real live alligator outside of the “petting” zoo. Karla is currently at work on her next novel. You can find more information on Karla and her work at her website, The Last Word: http://www.karlanellenbach.com/