Monday, October 19, 2015

Faith - Elizabeth Hayes (Hades Angels Book 1)

Rating: 2.5 - 3 stars
Published: September 2015
Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

Amazon Goodreads
Laura has a second chance at life, except it won't be like most girl's lives. At eighteen she was diagnosed breast cancer, now she has an opportunity to live life without the threat of cancer and she's doing something different, dancing. After feeling unhappy with her body and not equal to anyone else, dancing is a release. She becomes Faith, she's whoever she wants to be each night, but then she meets Bryce. Bryce makes her question all the decisions she made after the cancer, about who she is and what she can be to another person.

Faith was an incredibly quick read for me, but it handled a tough subject very well. I love stories about dancers, both the professional and the entertainment/stripper variety. I like that dancing was Faith's escape, her way of being who she wants to be with no one knowing about the cancer. I think sometimes, based on real life experience with friends, that it is easy to be looked at as just the person who had cancer, instead of the person who does all these other things. Faith put her cancer behind her, focused on dancing, moving forward with friends, and finally dating. She had a lot of drive and I liked that about her.

I do wish there was more to Faith than that what we are given in this book, sometimes I felt like she made herself the cancer girl or the dancer girl, instead of anything else. It was incredibly hard to see her in a relationship with Bryce, because it happened so quickly. Things I was surprised by about him and her were just passed over. The connection to the characters was hard to feel and their lives before each other were passed over, so I never felt like I really knew who they were apart or together. I do look forward to reading the other Hades Angels books, as the other characters seem unique and definitely have some back stories that I have questions about.

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