#Review ~ Where the staircase ends by Stacy Stokes

Posted April 13, 2015 by Michelle in Review / 9 Comments

#Review ~ Where the staircase ends by Stacy StokesWhere the Staircase Ends by Stacy Stokes
on April 14th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 245
Format: eARC
Source: Month 9 Books
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five-stars

After her best friend orchestrates the lie that destroys her reputation, Taylor wants more than anything to disappear from her life. But when an accident turns this unspoken wish into reality, instead of an angel-filled afterlife, Taylor must climb a seemingly endless staircase into the sky.

Instead of going up, the journey plunges her into the past. As she unravels the mystery behind her friend’s betrayal, she must face the truth about life and find the strength to forgive the unforgivable -- unless the staircase breaks her first.

My Review:

Have you ever had an immediate hang over from a book? Like words escape you and you can’t even think about picking up another book even if you wanted or had too? Just writing the review makes you feel like no matter what you say it just wont do the book justice? When I originally  decided to accept this review for Where the staircase ends I thought maybe this isn’t for me. The synopsis was rather short but it had a lot going on in it so I just figured why not. I finished the book and now I sit trying to form sentences that make some sense of how I am going to write this review for this book that had my emotions going all over the place.

The story is about Taylor, I felt sorry for her being picked on by her former BFF Sunny. Sunny is the most popular girl in school and just a few lies from her and your life is pretty much ruined. Taylor is heartbroken but she is angry with Sunny for what she did but just like that it’s all over, just when you think it can’t get any worse, tragedy. Taylor now finds herself staying at a stone staircase the reaches into the beyond with no end in sight. She can’t go back only forward to glimpse at her life from beginning to end. Alone and scared she climbs the stairs to find out about herself and the people she holds close.

It was intense with the most fantastic character build, emotions galore. You think you know her story but you don’t and when you start really getting into the build of her character you learn so much about who Taylor really is. Sunny I didn’t like but again her character builds and you think WOW really? Each character has some sort of growth, everyone that is in the book you get a look at them as a person and how each event affect them in different way but the POV is told by Taylor. I am not sure how to explain it without giving to much away, I honestly don’t want to give anything away, you need to experience this book from start to finish and feel the story as I did.

Stacy Stokes is an amazing story teller, the flow of the book, the pure emotion and the idea of the unknown is phenomenal. I couldn’t put this book done, I don’t even know if this expresses how I felt about this book…nothing I say can do what Stacy wrote justice. I can’t recommend this book enough and will be one I recommend often. I’ve never seen characters build or a story done like this. I am really looking forward to reading more by Stacy Stokes, awesome job! She even made me cry and I never cry. 🙂

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9 responses to “#Review ~ Where the staircase ends by Stacy Stokes

  1. From the blurb and cover this book wouldn’t have gotten my attention, like you said the blurb is short and doesn’t really tell us anything. On the other hand your review makes me really curious about this book! The whole staircase plot point sounds interesting. And I like character growht/ change in a book, so that definitely sounds as a good thing. Great review!

  2. I have indeed had a book hangover just like this, Michelle. You did well in conveying how this book made you feel. And you gave enough information to have me really intrigued. 🙂 I’m so happy this turned out to be such a wonderful read!!

    • Oh good! 🙂 I am so worried when I am this passionate about a book that I wont be able to convey what I want to say in the write words. It was so amazing and even now I can think about it and get all emotional 🙂

  3. I love that the author didn’t go in the way of predictability – it’ hard to find a YA that you can’t guess which way it’ going to go.I’m glad the author surprised you with this one! Adding it to my over flowing TBR pile 😀

    • I do hope you get the chance to read this, it’s so intense and just WOW. I could see myself reading it again at some point.