Remnants of Yesterday (Broken by the Sea #3) by Ava Wood
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 6, 2017
Format: I received a copy of the book as part of a blog tour organized by YA Bound Book Tours
You can purchase a copy of the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Remnants-Yesterday-Broken-Sea-Book-ebook/dp/B01MQSV03G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1482284006&sr=8-2&keywords=remnants+of+yesterday
Missy Shaw has lived through her fair share of heartache and abuse, mostly at the hands of her own father. After finally taking a stand against her abusers, Missy is faced with a new dilemma when her father unexpectedly falls ill. Longing to take care of the man who’s never really been a father to her, she’s forced to make a difficult decision that could cause a cataclysmic collision with her past and her future.
Now that Adam Miller was a major fixture in Missy’s life, making those hard decisions shouldn’t be so difficult, but when Missy heads to Tampa for college and Adam returns to Kansas, she’s left feeling vulnerable and alone. Moving forward is harder than she imagined when the demons from her past continue to haunt her.
In this gripping finale to the Broken by the Sea trilogy, find out if Missy is finally able to find her happy ending, or if the demons of her past become the nightmares of her future.
This third book in the Broken by the Sea trilogy was by far the best one. Like this is the book that made me decide that I really do love this series, because I was kind of iffy on that with the first 2 books. This one made reading the first book worth it. I get that sometimes when reading a series, the first book has to set up everything for the rest of the series and going back to it, I see all of these different elements. Needless to say, the third book was the best one.
First things first, it is so good to see Missy come to her senses about her aunt, and stand p to her and her blood family about what she wants in life and how she has people who she can depend on. And after meeting her aunt and father’s mother, I can see exactly where her aunt gets all of her horribleness from. It is also really good to see Missy FINALLY realize that her friends and the Millers will always be there for her, and it’s time for her to accept that and move on from her actual family.
Anyways, though, in this finale of the series, we see Missy all grown up and in college (can I use that phrase even though I’m younger than Missy? Oh well, i’m gonna anyways). Then all of a sudden, she receives the information that her dad is deadly ill, and only has a couple months to live. With this information, Missy starts to question her priorities and thinks that her rightful place should be by her father, but due to the persuasion of Lorraine, Missy stays at college and comes home every weekend. Then, as if she couldn’t get any more information, she finds out that Lorraine and her dad have been married for several months, and they’ve known about her father’s disease for a while.
While this is probably warranted, given how much Missy has gone through, she sometimes acts like a 5 year old who wasn’t given any candy and them promptly throwing a fit about it, refusing to come out of her room, or in Missy’s case, crawl back into the hollow shell of her former self.
Some old characters come back, that we saw in the first book but not in the second one, such as Missy’s Aunt and her boyfriend, and Karley, Missy’s best friend from Kansas. I only wish that we got to see more of her. She showed up in a few scenes but I really wanted to see more of her and how their relationship was back in Kansas.
Of course, Adam shows back up again, why wouldn’t he and that story line alone is enough to make you cry. On another note, I want to see their wedding!!! Like SO BAD! Maybe another short installment could be coming? My fingers are crossed. I feel like with both of their unique backgrounds, and how the wedding for Steven and Lindsay played out in the previous book, it is one event that we probably do not want to miss.
Oh, also can I just say, Jennie and Terrence make such a good couple. I would love to see their relationship beyond what happened in this book, and them in the future, and I wouldn’t mind a few (or a whole ton) of cameos about Missy and Adam *wink wink*
Overall as a series, it was a very real book, meaning that we see all the good as well as all the ugly, and trust me, with this series, there was a lot of ugly things that happened. The struggle we see in the book is really real, especially with the jealousy that tended to creep into Missy’s head every once in a while. Also I don’t think I mentioned this in my other review for this series but this book is definitely targeted towards a more mature audience as it deals with several abusive relationships, drinking, cussing, etc…
I give the book a 9/10 (5/5 stars). This was a great way to end out the series, even if there are no more installments in the series (but I’m still hoping!!) It makes the entire series worth it and is sure to be a tear-jerker due to all the emotions that you will be feeling. So to keep it short, GO READ THE BOOK AND YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!
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