Sunday, 13 July 2014

Black Box by Cassia Leo

One day a book arrived on my door step, packaged in a black box.  That book was Black Box by Cassia Leo......

"Three fateful encounters... Two heart-breaking tragedies... One last chance to get it right.

Over the course of five years, Mikki and Crush have crossed paths twice. Their first encounter changed Mikki's life forever, but the second left them both buried beneath the emotional wreckage of a violent attack. Mikki is left with more questions and grief than she can handle, while Crush is forced to forget the girl who saved his life.

Now Mikki Gladstone has decided she's tired of the mind-numbing meds. She books a flight to Los Angeles to end her life far away from her loving, though often distant, family.

Crush has always channelled his blackest thoughts into his music. He decides to fly to Los Angeles to record a demo of the only song he's never performed in public; a song he wrote for a girl he doesn't even know: Black Box. He has no expectations of fame and he's never felt like his life had any purpose. until he meets Mikki in Terminal B.

When their paths cross yet again, neither has any idea who the other person is - until they begin to piece together their history and realize that fate has more in store for them than just another love story."

Do you believe in fate? Do you believe in luck? Do you know what the difference is?

Black Box is the most beautifully tender, soul-clenching story of Mikki and Crush, whose lives were intertwined years ago without either of them knowing who the other really was.  Black Box follows their story in the present day as they meet again, but how long will it take for them to realise who the other is and can they save each other all over again? 

With themes of rape, mental illness, self harm, suicide and murder, this isn't a typical love story but ultimately it is the most romantic tale ever. It makes you realise that love isn't everything, but the question is, at the end of the day, is love enough to stay alive for? 

I read this book in one sitting, in just a matter of hours and absolutely loved it.  It genuinely made me smile, laugh and cry.  The only downside to the book was that it felt like we had to leave Mikki and Crush too soon!

Thank you to Leanne Oliver at Transworld for the review copy in exchange for my honest opinion of the book.

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