Publication Date: December 12, 2012
Amber Brown spent her entire existence believing Dave was her father. When her mother reveals this is untrue, she goes through an emotional spiral with depression. It’s hard for her to believe her mother had lied to her all this time.
A move to a new home and town causes Amber to be consumed by her “darkness” and reverts to cutting to free herself from her pain.
When Casey, her new friend enters her life, she introduces Amber to parties, drugs, and Amber’s new boyfriend Landon. The secret of cutting begins to take affect on Amber as she tries to hide it from her friends and family. In the midst of everything, Amber has the desire to find out who her biological father is.
Follow Amber through her trials of depression and cutting, along with the discovery of love.
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Silenced 2: The Overtaking
Release Date: August 2013
In life when one thing goes wrong, it can feel like everything goes wrong. Secrets come to the surface while friendships twist out of control, romantic relationships end, and even a dear loved one can die!
In Silenced: The Overtaking Amber’s life turns to chaos when she finds out Sarah, her childhood friend dies suddenly, her stepfather reveals another devastating family secret, and her boyfriend begins pushing her away.
After all the truth comes out, Amber turns to her darkness for comfort when her worst fear becomes reality. Her secret with cutting is discovered when she loses control and ends up in the hospital. Amber’s long journey to recovery begins with a battle. While she’s fighting her way to freedom, she discovers the one love she’s been missing her entire life.
Will Amber overtake her darkness of cutting or will the darkness overtake her?
Silenced 2: The Overtaking by Raebeth McGee-Buda was an emotionally charged and very powerful sequel to Silenced. It had many of the same themes & elements that I loved from the first book – vulnerable yet strong characters, hope, despair, love, forgiveness, friendship and devotion. In this book Amber struggles trying to overcome the loss of her childhood friend and being drawn back into the abyss of depression & cutting. She also has to deal with “normal” teenage problems – family issues, boyfriend woes and pressures of being a typical teenager. This book centers on those themes as well as her road to recovery and dealing with her emotions and healing spiritually, mentally and physically. The main difference between the first book and second is that while both are inspiring reads this book has a more spiritual aspect and it is not as “dark” as the first book.
The author did a great job telling Amber’s story and joining the two books – great character development, plot and ending. The big drawback for me personally was the spiritual nature of this book as I am not a very religious person. However, it was uplifting and anyone dealing with this affliction will be inspired by the author’s courage and determination of bringing this disease into the light.
Bio: RaeBeth McGee-Buda was born in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1987, the second daughter of Rachel Yost and Arthur Curtis McGee. RaeBeth grew up loving to read and write poetry, as well as short stories. Her childhood dream was to become a teacher. Rae Beth’s dream of writing was created in her eleventh grade literature class where writing became her passion.
RaeBeth married in August 2012 to her husband, Gregory Stephen Buda Jr. and resides in a small Pennsylvania town of Fairchance. RaeBeth is a full time mother of one beautiful daughter Emma, and a mother to an angel, Dakota Emily.
She graduated from American Intercontinental University in 2010 with her associates in business administration. She enjoys spending her time writing and feels connecting with readers and sending her messages are her main goals.
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