Book Review

Book Review: The Light In The Wound

  • Title: The Light In The Wound
  • Author: Christine Brae
  • Genre: New Adult
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication Date: July 23, 2015
  • ISBN: 9781490449647
  • Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.6/5
  • Buy: AmazonNational Book Store


“Affected by her parents’ highly publicized divorce, Isabel grows up isolated and alone, with a resolve to never fall in love and repeat their mistakes. When Jesse Cain enters her life, she falls hopelessly in love with him, and every sadness she’s ever felt is washed away by his intensity and passion. But people change as they grow up. Things can never stay the same forever. Jesse and Isabel fight to stay together, determined to hold on to what they once had. Isabel wonders if a second love can ever be enough to make her forget her first.”

THIS IS SO GUT-WRENCHING I THINK I MIGHT TEAR UP AGAIN WHILE REPLAYING ALL THE SCENES IN MY HEAD NOW.

Okay, I think I cannot think straight. WTF ALEX, JESSE and ISABELLE! What have you done???

Okay, okay… Here you go…

TLITW is a story about Isabelle’s life and how she made her choices. The angst, happiness, sadness, broken heart and achievements that she went through in her life. This was narrated by her and with everything that she says, you can always catch a pang of sadness/pain in there. I guess that’s what happens when you go through a lot in life, it’ll make you strong but somewhere deep down you stays a familiar bit of sadness that won’t ever go away.

I love how the author made me feel and understand Isabelle’s pain that I cannot help but browse more into it which made me finish the book in one sitting.

The story was exquisite. There was beauty in sadness. It was a mature love. I cried all through out it but I understood that sometimes, in order to ease the brokenness and pain, we need to let go and letting go does not mean you love the person less.

Acceptance, understanding and family is very transparent in the story which is good because it shows how the characters develop with every chapter.

GOD. GUYS. SORRY. CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE. I’M ACHING INTENSELY JUST BY REMEMBERING IT. JUST PLEASE GO READ THE BOOK!

P.S Christine, who writes a book that makes you bawl that you wanna rip your heart out in just the…. wait for it…. PROLOGUE?!!!! YOU!

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