Review: Six Feet Under by Whitney Barbetti

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"Here's my heart Whitney. Totally obliterated but it's yours." ~Misty, White Hot Reads

I've been waiting for this book for awhile. Forever it seems. Now I get why it took so long. It took me over a week to get through this as a reader, I can't even fathom what Whitney endured putting this story to paper and then out into the world for people to judge. This is a book that doesn't just stay in your heart but it claws its way into your soul with no intention of letting go. 

"He looked at me like I was human, even as my blood stained his fingers like he'd caused this himself." 

I don't highlight in books often but I couldn't stop myself in this book. There are plenty more words highlighted that I know I will go back to over and over again. There really is no way to describe Whitney's writing short of writing useless words like beautiful, poetic, fantastic, well you get the picture. Those words come nowhere close to describing the words in the pages, nor are they worthy of being used. 

This book is heavy. It's real. It's gritty. And it's ugly. It took me a week with a break in between for another book to finish this. My mind and heart had to process this story at a pace that hasn't happened in a long time. But even with all that I don't think I have read such a beautiful book and the anticipation of the next book may be the death of me. 

The growth Mira makes in this book is astounding. It was heartbreaking to be on this journey. I won't sugarcoat it. Her struggles break your heart but they also give you hope when you see how she gets back up to fight for a new day. A new beginning. 

"Every beginning has an end." 

I can only hope that end has some happiness to it.

Six was always there, even when I didn’t want him.    But he couldn’t hold me together, and I couldn’t be his penance.    Loss is a phantom limb. No one can see it, but the ache torments you in the night, distracts you during the day, and leaves you fragmented. I’m half a heart, half a soul, and nothing could cure the pieces he’d left behind.    Losing him was safer than loving him. Because the love that kept us coming back again and again was nothing short of madness.    But then, isn't mad love the most honest?

Six was always there, even when I didn’t want him.

But he couldn’t hold me together, and I couldn’t be his penance.

Loss is a phantom limb. No one can see it, but the ache torments you in the night, distracts you during the day, and leaves you fragmented. I’m half a heart, half a soul, and nothing could cure the pieces he’d left behind.

Losing him was safer than loving him. Because the love that kept us coming back again and again was nothing short of madness.

But then, isn't mad love the most honest?

Six Feet Under (Mad Love Duet - Book 1)

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Pieces of Eight (Mad Love Duet -Book 2) - available 5/9
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About the Author

 

Whitney Barbetti is really, truly awful at writing in the third person, so we're just going to change this bio up a bit and write it as first person.

I am married with two boys. When I'm not changing diapers or cutting food into tiny bites, I escape to Starbucks for hours. My blood pressure actually drops the moment I walk in, hear the baristas call my name, and inhale the aroma of coffee beans. And I don't even like coffee.

I love music and have a playlist for everything. Queen is my very favorite.

I like watching creepy shows when I am home alone but then I instantly regret them once my mind starts breeding irrational fears. I try to channel my fears into my books as a way to cope.

I have about 20 bacon things in my fridge.

 

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