Hold by Rachel Davidson Leigh ~ Book Review by Sadie

IMG_2985Title: Hold

Author: Rachel Davidson Leigh

Publisher: Interlude Press

Cover Artist: CB Messer

Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 10/20/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Bisexual, Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Science Fiction


Luke Aday knew that his sister’s death was imminent—she had been under hospice care for months—but that didn’t make her death any easier on him or their family. He returns to school three days after the funeral to a changed world: his best friends welcome him back with open arms, but it isn’t the same. But when a charismatic new student, Eddie Sankawulo, tries to welcome Luke to his own school, something life-changing happens. Luke runs into an empty classroom, hurls his backpack against the wall—and the backpack never lands. Luke Aday has just discovered that he can stop time.

My View:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I quite liked this book
And I think you will, too

Of timeplay and grief
The blurb, it does tell
But the real moral is…
Perspective is swell

In Marcos and Eddie
Luke has two total gems
And Dee, both sharp and soft
Like a bloom cut at the stem

A lie and a lie
And a half-truth are the same
But when you’re brown (and queer)
Full disclosure’s not a game

Hold explores consent,
Ignorance, and death
With dignity, wit, and sweet Lucas
Who stopped the world on a breath


Hold on Goodreads
Interlude Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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