ARC provided by author to facilitate this review
I remember the lights.
I remember I wanted to photograph them, the way the red and blue splashed across his cold, emotionless face. But I knew even if my feet could move from the place where they had cemented themselves to the ground and I could run for my camera, I wouldn’t be able to capture that moment.
I had trusted him, I had loved him, and even though my body had changed that summer, he’d made sure to help me hold on to who I was inside, regardless of how the exterior altered.
But then everything changed.
He stole my innocence. He scarred my heart. He took everything I thought I knew about my life and fast-pitched it out the window, shattering the glass that held my world together in the process.
I remember the lights.
The passionate, desperate, hot strikes of red. The harsh, cruel, icy bolts of blue.
They symbolized everything I endured that summer.
And everything I would never face again.
In Weightless, Kandi Steiner delivers a tense, emotional, sexy, and compelling read that held me hostage from the first chapter. I was initially drawn to this story because of the gorgeous cover and the mysterious and compelling blurb. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this book, but I definitely wasn’t expecting the story that Kandi delivered.
While Weightless starts out as a relatable, angsty new adult story with a broody enigmatic hero, Kandi soon lights the fuse that will sizzle and spark just underneath the surface of this story, a sense of foreboding that keeps the reader wondering just where this story will go.
Kandi Steiner’s writing is sharp and vivid, and really made me FEEL what these characters are going through. Weightless played out like a movie in my mind; I was so invested in Natalie’s story I couldn’t put the book down. I HAD to know what was going to happen. I wanted to both tear through the book so I could get answers, and read slowly to savor the experience. (Spoiler Alert: I devoured it!)
Threaded throughout the heightened emotions of this book is a story of friendship, love, loss, self-acceptance, and family ties.
The climax of Weightless had me on a razor’s edge, updating Goodreads with each shocking revelation, wishing for somebody to freak out with. (Kandi may have been over-tagged that night! 😉 )
I haven’t had the chance to read much of Kandi’s other work, but the intensity of this story, the way it pulled me in, the sheer enjoyment I got out of this book makes me want to buy up and binge on her entire backlist.
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