Book review: Collared by Nicole Williams

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Author: Nicole Williams

Pages: 273 pages

Publication date: March 22, 2016

Format: Kindle

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When a seventeen-year-old girl vanishes,
A community is shaken.
Parents turn desperate.
Friends hold vigils.
And the boy who loves her searches.

When a year goes by,
The community is recovering.
Parents feel hopeless.
Friends feel helpless.
And the boy who loves her continues his search.

When ten years go by,
The community has forgotten.
Parents cling to the past.
Friends move toward the future.
And the boy who loves her . . .

Brings her home.

Jade Childs spent ten years in captivity, but now that she’s back, the real battle for survival begins. The media shadows her. Flashbacks haunt her. Her old life evades her. Her so-called new life rejects her. She spent too many years in the dark to recognize the light. She spent too long repressing her feelings to remember how to express them. She spent a decade abandoning hope and cannot dare to let it back into her life. Jade’s not just defined by what happened to her—she’s collared to it.

When the twenty-seven-year-old woman is found,
A community wants to know the story,
Parents want to forget the story,
Friends want to be a part of the story,
And the man who still loves her faces the greatest challenge yet: letting her go.

(via Goodreads)

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My thoughts

“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

What if you were captured by someone you didn’t know, and you’d been held for almost 10 years, will you be able to survive the new chapters of your life after you’ve been rescued?

That’s what happened to Jade Childs, she’s been captive by an unknown man for 10 years. But after she was found, she needs to adapt again, even if it was her life before she was gone. Everyone has been curious about what happened to her, and everyone wants to know why she survived those ten years.

It was a hard step for her, to adapt to the new changes to the surroundings and even to her own family. But the hardest part for her was to know what had happened to her childhood sweetheart.

Collared by Nicole Williams, was an absolutely intriguing and beautifully written story. I admitted that I became interested in this because it tells from the captivity of Jade until she’s retrieved after a decade.

I was consumed by this book until the 80% of it, but the spark of the story has been diminished because the thought of the story was not there anymore. It became mainly focus on the love interest of Jade Childs, well I would not blame it because he was her anchor to be able to continue with her life.

But the main lesson of the story was still there – that even if you failed so many times, you need to continue again and again.

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