For the past week I have been reading Lifeline to Marionette by Jennifer Waitte and I loved it! Based on the short synopsis I thought it would be an interesting read and it was even more interesting that I had expected.
I was sent an advanced copy of the book about a month ago and the author, Jennifer Waitte, included a bottle of wine and card!
Lifeline to Marionette is about famous model Michelle Seko and the life she lives. Michelle is only in her early 20s and she is already a huge star around the world. There is something magnetic about this gorgeous girl and everyone wants a piece of her. The daughter of a world renowned composer, she didn’t have a normal childhood which led her to not having the most normal life as a young adult and drove her to the glitz and glamour of the modeling world. But all that glitters isn’t gold. Michelle’s life is far from happy and everyone in her life wants something from her. Many that act like they care about her and have her best interests at heart, only want to protect their cash cow. Spiraling in a world of isolation, depression, drug use, abuse, no one wants to help her to purely help her. They only want to help her if it suits their needs and their wallets. That is until she meets an older man, Jason, who is successful in his own right and is instantly enamored by her not because of who she is but in spite of who she is. Can he help her escape the toxic people in her life? Can he help her realize she has the power to escape on her own?
Sometimes I read books with self-destructive characters and they aren’t sympathetic. You find it hard to feel sorry for the character because despite their hardships they just aren’t likable. No matter what Michelle did in this book or how much she went against what you wanted her to do, you can’t hate her. Instead, you feel for her. You’re outraged by how she is treated. I never felt annoyed by her choices. I felt like she was written in such a beautiful way that made you genuinely feel for her.
This novel is one of the most beautifully written novels I’ve read in a while.
The novel gets released on September 22 and I highly recommend it!
*I was sent this book complimentary, but all opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.*