The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar Book Review @leylahattar

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The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar

What It's About

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit.
They lie.
For 21 days she held on.
But on Day 22, she would have given anything for the sweet slumber of death.
Because on Day 22, she realizes that her only way out means certain death for one of the two men she loves.
A haunting tale of passion, loss, and redemption, The Paper Swan is a darkly intense yet heartwarming love story, textured with grit, intrigue, and suspense. Please note: This is NOT a love triangle.
A full-length, standalone novel, intended for mature audiences due to violence, sex and language. Subject matter may be disturbing for some readers.

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Since I stopped doing most blog tours because I am so far behind on reading books that I have purchased, I haven’t paid as much attention to what the most popular books are of the moment.  I’ve been steadily plugging away, reading all these amazing books that I bought more than a year ago and hadn’t had time to read yet.

I kept seeing The Paper Swan pop up in my Facebook newsfeed and with all of the people raving about it, I grabbed it and pushed it to the top of my TBR.

I’m so glad I did because I now see what all the fuss was about.

This was a book that took me by surprise a couple of times.  I wasn’t expecting it to go the direction that it did when… I can’t even tell you because I won’t give any thing away that isn’t in the blurb.

The Paper Swan was an amazing read.  Emotional, full of ups and downs, moments that literally made me gasp, stories of the past that broke my heart over and over again for our characters, very well written, and it draws you in right from that first paragraph.

You think you know all about who are main character is, what she is like, just from how she goes on in the beginning, but then I saw she wasn’t this shallow materialistic person.  I really loved her.   I came to love quite a few characters in this book, even ones that I thought there would be no way I was going to feel anything but anger and hatred for.

5 stars from me!  I’d give you more of my opinion, but I really don’t want to give anything away.  You will not regret grabbing this!


Meet The Writer

Leylah Attar writes stories about love – shaken, stirred and served with a twist. When she’s not writing, she can be found pursuing her other passions: photography, food, family and travel. Sometimes she disappears into the black hole of the internet, but can usually be enticed out with chocolate.


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  • Eva

    Great review!! I really liked this one too — it’s so hard to review because you don’t want to give anything away

    my review here

    • heathermanning

      thank you! It was a great book! This was definitely a hard review because you don’t want to give away anything that isn’t in the blurb and there are so many twists and turns!