Review: The Darkest Sunrise (The Darkest Sunrise #1) by Aly Martinez

33357953Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience.
“You’re pregnant.”
“It’s a boy.”
“Your son needs a heart transplant.”
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun.
Two words—that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky.
“He’s gone.”
For ten years, the darkness consumed me.
In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise.
“Hi. I’m Porter Reese.”



5 Heart Wrenching ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book was just everything I hoped it would be based on everything I had heard. It cut me so wide open and left me bleeding, but I say that in the best possible way. I am a woman who loves a book that can leave me feeling, and trust me The Darkest Sunrise did just that.

This was my first time reading Aly Martinez and her writing was beyond amazing. The words on the pages just flowed beautifully, and the storyline kept me intrigued the entire time. I found myself having such a hard time putting my book down in order to do regular everyday things. I loved these characters so hard. They are broken, cut so deeply with grief and so beautiful at the same time.
My heart constricted with pain for them on so many levels, my mind was left reeling, and I felt raw when I closed the book.

The Darkest Sunrise is truly a heart wrenching tale of Grief, discovery, & love that will hold onto your heart. I finished this book weeks ago and yet still can picture the story in my mind, can feel the heartache, and so much more. I truly loved this book so much and am very excited to begin the next installment to see what will be next for these beautiful characters. I hope that anyone reading my review will experience the story in a way that leaves you loving it and even taking something away from it. Personally, I have never dealt with the sort of grief the characters have but I still resonated with them in a way that allowed me to see life in such a new light.


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