(The Light in the Wound #2)
by Christine Brae
Genre: New Adult
The perfect life.
The perfect marriage.
The jilted lover.
Their worlds collide.
Fate intervenes twelve years later and their paths intersect once again. All three will question whether the heart is truly capable of dividing and being divided; each will decide whether it matters who you loved first or who you love last.
Together they will learn that in the end, there can always only be one.
It’s been days already since I’ve finished reading His Wounded Light by Christine Brae and I’m typing in my review just now. Why? Because I have to let everything that happened in this book sink in. Just wow, it totally blew my mind and my emotions away. I actually won’t go into detail with what happened here in this book because I’m quite sure that you’ll want to get a full experience of it once you’re reading it. And I also want you, guys, to experience that same level of happiness, sadness, frustration, regret, pain and everything that I’ve felt while I was reading it. Trust me on this.
Actually, I was really scared to start reading this book. Yes, and I even told Christine about me being scared to dive into this. The Light In The Wound’s ending seems perfect for me already and I’m fully contented with it. But then, Christine has so much to tell about these characters and their lives. So yeah, I was really scared how this one will affect everything because come on… Every Book 2 in a duology, trilogy or series just opens up a whole lot of opportunities to break relationships and let different kinds of drama in.
His Wounded Light is written from the POVs of Alex, Jesse and Isabel which was a great treat for us because we were given the opportunity to get to know more about their deeper thoughts and feelings. The shifting in the POVs was nicely and cleverly done. I notice what you did there, Christine!
THE PROLOGUE. I can’t even, guys! Christine did it again with her “WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED HERE?” kind of prologue! I was even chanting “what the heck what happened to them?” in my mind when I was reading it. My curiosity and emotions were tearing me apart. One part of me wants to carry on reading already and the other half wants to stop first thinking that I can’t handle what’ll happen next.
Then when I resumed reading the book, I was treated with the air of happiness, contentment and love in Alex and Isabel’s married life. YAY! But at the same time, I was coming up with theories on how that certain scene/phase in Isabel’s life from the prologue happened. NAY. How? Why? I was just waiting for my fall to rock bottom.
And then it happened. I was so shocked. My heart was seriously broken. And as the story flew from chapter to chapter, my heart was continuously shattering to tiny pieces and my emotions were completely all over the place. I can’t even, guys. Everything was just so realistic, raw and intense.
Did I feel frustrated with the characters and their actions? Damn straight, yes! I was frustrated and angry. The conflict/situations that the characters were put through and Christine Brae’s writing was very effective in breaking me. There were scenes that I wished that didn’t happen because I just can’t stomach it happening but well, I cannot do anything about it. But then that thought made me realize that there are certain things in life that we wish didn’t happen at all (or we pray not to happen to us) however that’s it. That’s the card that has been dealt to us and the only thing that we can do is to accept it, move forward and continue living our life.
I just have to include these lines that I’ve written from my review of The Light In The Wound because it just makes perfect sense for it to appear here again: “In life, it isn't always rainbows, unicorns and all those bubbly little bits of it but there will be moments wherein we are thrown into shitty situations. There will always be situations that will really test who we are, our love for our loved ones and it’ll make us think on how we are going to surpass those hindrances to get to the other side.” But you know, through these hardships that we face in life, it just adds up to who we are as a person and makes us a strong one. Strong enough to face anything that could possibly come our way in the future.
Now, I get why this book should exist. It wasn’t just a book for the sake of extending the series or whatsoever but it was because the events in His Wounded Light were what the characters of this series needed. They needed it for themselves, for closure and stronger foundation in terms of their relationships. You’ll get what I mean when you read it. Ha! We also need it because there’s just so much lesson in life and love that Christine Brae wants to impart to us through this story.
And ohh gosh, Christine Brae wrapped up this duology perfectly. I can say that my heart’s happily beating in my chest right now. Every heart ache that I’ve experienced while reading this book was totally worth it. Just like in life and love. There will be times that we will soar high or fall to the rock bottom but if we continue on and we know in our hearts that we want to make it happen … then I’m sure every pain that we experience on the road to its fulfilment will be worth it.
“Fate and circumstance – there’s no turning them back once the wheels of life have been set in motion. Nothing you can do change the direction of your destiny. You can influence your future by revising your goals and adjusting your purpose, but you can’t change what is meant to be. We are powerless to fight it; all we do is sustain it. We live for the moments of happiness and joy that are both fleeting and irretrievable.”
The Light in the Wound
His Wounded Light
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christine Brae is a full time career woman who thought she could write a book about her life and then run away as far as possible from it. She never imagined that her words would touch the hearts of so many women with the same story to tell. She is currently working on her third book which she hopes to release in June,2014.
When not listening to the voices in her head or spending late nights at the office, Christine can be seen shopping for shoes and purses, running a half marathon or spending time with her husband and three children in Chicago.