Excited to be a part of author Becky Wicks' The Day of the Wave blog tour!
THIS IS A MUST READ!!!
THIS IS A MUST READ!!!
The Day of the Wave
Author: Becky Wicks
Reading Level: New Adult
Genres: Romance | Travel | Inspirational
Released: April 27th 2015
Review Source: Blog Tour
Isla and Ben were just sixteen when the Boxing Day tsunami tore through their beach resort in Thailand. Just days after forming a life-changing bond, both were missing and presumed dead. Unbeknown to each other and haunted by one of the biggest natural disasters in world history, Isla and Ben are living very different lives, until over a decade later when a chance encounter throws them back together.
Based on real life events, The Day of the Wave is a story of healing, learning to let go, and figuring out when to hold on with everything you have left.
Sometimes the right book come into your life at the right time when you didn't even know you needed it. The Day of the Wave is that book. I am so thankful that I signed up for this tour, if not I wouldn't have come across Becky Wicks inspirational novel. And now I hope to pay forward to those who read my review during the blog tour.
The premise of this novel spins off a very tragic event in our world history which affected so many lives all over the word. Everyone in the world was shocked and heartbroken when the 2004 Tsunami devastated so many areas in the Indian ocean. The Day of the Wave doesn't retell the event but shares a story that was put in to motion that December 26, 2004. That after 10 years everything would come back full circle and what was set off will now (hopefully) have a rewarding payoff.
You can't help but be inspired throughout the whole novel. Your inspired to love, live, believe and most importantly never give up. Wicks gives us hope and honestly in this day and age, we need to believe in that. Without hope, the world would really suck. And plus I feel as this book touching on such an important event pays respect to all those fallen from the tsunami. So many lives were lost and still many were never found.
I won't give much away because I really want any one who reads this book to enjoy it as much as I did without knowing more than they need to know going in. The Day of the Wave follows two people that never expected to be in the middle of such a tragic life changing event and a decade later meet again. Isla and Ben met briefly days before the tsunami hit and it was immediate fireworks for the teenagers. Then the tsunami hits their coast and they both survive and continue living believing that they both died for one another. Cue 10 years later and Ben can't believe his eyes but it's Isla and well Isla can't believe it as well. Little do they know that the wave didn't just cause them horrible grief and pain but eventually like when the tide recesses, the pain for them will also and now that they found each other it begins to alleviate and help with healing from that day 10 years ago. The story is truly beautiful and deserves to be read.
I highly recommend for anyone to read The Day of the Wave. You can't help but fall in love with the story and Ben and Isla. I didn't want the book to end, I just wanted to keep reading about those two. Its been a while since I read a book that the main characters had such great chemistry. Well done Wicks!
Becky Wicks lives in Bali and scribbles books, and she’s mostly powered by coffee. Her first book in the Starstruck Series, Before He Was Famous recently reached #1 in Amazon’s Coming of Age and New Adult & College categories, and her three travel books, published by HarperCollins are online to make feet nice and itchy. Mostly though, she loves to write love stories. She blogs most days at beckywicks.com and always welcomes distractions on Twitter @bex_wicks. Especially if you have photos of cats.