Into The Fire

Into The Fire

by Michele G. Miller


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At fifteen, an accident turned my world upside down. Scarred in every way possible, I shut down, finding comfort by self-inflicting pain. I've grown accustomed to the truths of my life, but I'm tired. Tired of this reality... Tired of the need... Of the pain... I'm weary of being this person... Of being alone... Though, I'm more afraid of letting someone in. It's been five years. Can I return home and face my fears? Overcome the pain? It's time to find out. For too long, the story of my life has been one of horror. I want my fairy tale. I want my prince, my happily ever after. The question is, does it want me? Into The Fire is a standalone spin-off of the From the Wreckage series and may be read independently of books 1-3

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ISBN-13: 9781512046465
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/28/2015
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Into the Fire (Album) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A horrifying accident plunges a young girl into self-destructive despair. Can her broken spirit fight free of this tragedy? As soon as you start reading, you will want to learn the answer.
LivreIt2Me_WordPress More than 1 year ago
**Disclaimer: I am the editor of this book. I have been a huge fan of Michele's for quite some time. She has this ability to tackle any genre and really put her own spin on it. Her words capture you and her stories are dripping with emotion, reality, and honesty. "Into The Fire" is no exception, in fact it stands out above the rest. Michele took her hand at something new and a little darker and has been wholly successful. She tackles the subjects of depression, loss, and self harm without getting too heavy, but still manages to convey the reality of the emotions Danica is experiencing. I loved this story and found myself getting attached to the various characters throughout Dani's timeline. Take a chance on this book and see Miller's poetry dance across the page.
JessicaCoffee More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars* Into the Fire (Wrecked, #1) was definitely a darker book compared to the books in the From the Wreckage series, but I loved it just the same. In fact, I had to order a paperback immediately following reading the eARC, just to have it in my collection. Going through something traumatic and blaming yourself never goes well. Stories like Dani's aren't often told. Not just in YA, but in young adult *life*. Her reaction and therefore way of coping with a traumatic experience is a stigma, something those who do it and are truly suffering try to hide; something those who don't understand speak of as if it's something that can be fixed with a discussion once or twice. Considering this, I appreciated Michele's insight into the mind of someone who didn't want to be in the place she was in and got to a point where she truly tried/wanted to move on. It's not always as easy as it sounds, or seems, or appears to be, and the fact of the matter is that sometimes those scars are simply a physical manifestation of what a person is feeling inside. Also: we're all human, and none of us ever make all of the right choices. Dani thought she was... she did what she needed to do at the time, but things didn't always end up right. Still, she learned from it. I loved that about her: her resilience (even when she probably thought she was far FROM resilient) and choice to keep trying. "My scars itch, my bravery wavers, my eyes water as my mouth twitches into a smile. I'm a full-blown mess and yet I'm perfectly happy with it all." It takes a while for Dani to get to this point, but she does. And as the book concludes, you find yourself happy for a long longs friend who's gone through a tumultuous, dark time, and is finally back to feeling (and seeing) the light. * I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review (and had to buy myself the paperback version to have in my library because it's SO GOOD!)
Saptarshi More than 1 year ago
Rating: 4.5 / 5. *** A huge THANK YOU to Ms. Miller for giving me a copy of this book!!!! :) *** I honestly don't know how Ms. Miller does it, but once again she has managed to make me smile, cry, and laugh all within just a few chapters into the story. Dani's story immediately captured me from the moment I started reading, and the moments that I had to part with the story was pure torture. There's just something so real about the writing and the characters, that really makes all the emotions jump out of the page. It was so heartbreaking watching Dani go through all the emotional and physical trauma. Watching her struggling to find herself again, and failing, and then trying again. But it wasn't just about Dani's struggles. This story also had a very nice blend of romance in the mix, and it wasn't the typical boy and girl falling in love. There was a lot of depth to it, and beyond just the romance, it was also about allowing someone, a person from her past, back into her life and trusting that they will be there for her. This book was absolutely heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. Ms. Miller has captured Dani's voice perfectly! There wasn't one moment where I wanted to take a break from reading this story. It was a heart wrenching roller coaster of emotions, and I loved every single second of it. And the ending was just absolutely perfect! After everything Dani went through and faced, she definitely deserved the happy ending that she got. This is one amazing book and I definitely recommend that you read it!
Triton3122 More than 1 year ago
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* I can't remember the last time I cried so much reading a book. Dani's story is the sad, heartbreaking tale of a young girl who experiences a great tragedy at 15. Her journey plays out as the reader is taken back in time before the tragedy occurs and we are slowly supplied the pieces of the tale that cause Dani to become a shell of the person she used to be. Along the way, we see her deal with family, friends, and life as she slowly rediscovers who she is. This book is so emotionally charged, each chapter gripped ahold of me and I felt the weight of Dani's pain. This book contains mature themes (non-sexual) that explore the dark nature of depression. Fear not, however, as her story does reach a happy ending. Michele G. Miller is a true artist of her craft in every sense of the word. She is able to write in a manner that is engaging, heartfelt, and touches the human soul. This story really pulled me in and I was hanging on to every page: cheering along with Dani during her moments of happiness and crying with her in her moments of anguish. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a story relating to human emotion and the path to healing after a loss.
twimom101 More than 1 year ago
It’s not every day that I feel the need to press the cold of tip of the blade into my skin and watch my blood bubble up. It’s only the darkest days. The days when I sit for hours staring at the sky, the ceiling, the dent in the sheetrock of my wall. The days when nothing anyone says or does will pull me from the dark abyss of my own mind. Those are the days when I wait until the house is quiet, before finding the absolution at the tip of the blade and the slice of my skin. ** I usually blurb my first part of a review. Just a little summary of what I think the book is about. But this is one of those books you just have to read to feel, to know, to understand. It took about halfway through getting to know Dani and her past. The last half is what she does with the pieces of her past. Does she pick them up and move on? Or will she allow her past to slowly and painfully kill her? Back when we first met Dani in the Wreckage series, there was a split second I didn’t trust her. Soon that moment blew over and I cared for this girl. It wasn’t to the extent I cared for Jules and West, but then again, that wasn’t her story. When I finally got to read this book, her story, I became her biggest fan. We finally see her past and now know what makes her tick…or should I say what makes her a ticking time bomb. I got to a certain point of the book, not even done with it yet, and determined it was one of my favorites of this year already. How can that be? I haven’t even finished it yet. The author could very well take it and wreck the ending. But she didn’t. And I will say that the last half, the author would shred my emotions and then beautifully redeem herself a few pages later. You’d think that this would only happen once, maybe twice. You’d think that huh? But no. The author took something so raw and painful and had us go through it several times. Why? Because that is the way life is. It is not something that resolves itself the next morning. And I applaud this author for taking such a serious topic and not sugar coating it. I don’t have experience with Dani’s addiction, but I can only imagine everything that happens is the close to the real deal and a lot people get. My heart is still recuperating a couple days later after finishing this book. Yes, that good. So, I absolutely, 100 % recommend this story. Pick it up today and get at it. 5 Stars All The Way!
cjgracey More than 1 year ago
"Don't you get it? I don’t want sympathy. I don’t want understanding and forgiveness. I don't deserve it." These are the words written by author Michele Miller and the reason I got caught up in the story of Dani. I have read all of Michele Miller's books and loved each one. "Into The Fire" however is so much more than a good story. The story is about a troubled girl who deals with her pain by cutting herself. Michele handles this sensitive issue with care while writing a story of how one person's pain affects not only her, but also the ones who love her. I want to say I cried throughout the book, but sob would be more accurate. Michele's characters are people we all have in our lives. Heroes, victims, friends who are like family and those that love us no matter what. This book is a must read. Prepare for it to also be a must feel.