#Review: Captive – Samantha Jacobey
Tori Farrell’s life has never been her own. From a very young age, she’s had to contend with so much pain and heartache. So much so, that she no longer knows what it’s like to be happy. Deep inside, she wishes that she could change the circumstances she finds herself in. Yet she knows that may never be likely. The men who care of her are brutes at best, and their only goal is to remind her of her place in the group whenever possible.
Her life takes an unexpected turn when she takes matters into her own hands. Granted, she doesn’t remember much about what she’s done, but for a brief moment she has her own life in her hands. Despite the fact that she’s done something despicable, she justifies her actions by telling herself that those she took action against deserved it. She’s tired of living in the group’s shadows, and tired of not being able to be who she was meant to be.
Determined to make the most of the current situation she now finds herself in, Tori wants to believe that the FBI have her best interests at heart. Granted, not everything is as it seems, but she’s willing to give everyone the benefit of a doubt. She’s free now, able to do as she pleases, or so she thinks. Surely, nothing can wrong, right? The lure of her being free of all constraints is too good to pass up. No matter what happens, she intends to live life her way, or die trying in the process.
A dark, yet captivating start to this series, Captive pulls you in from the moment you sit down to read the book. The theme’s book centers around difficult topics, such as abuse and violence, but I think these are topics that need to be brought to light. Samantha touches upon the topics in such a way that they educate and broaden the way people see and think about them. She also shows us a girl who is determined to live despite the atrocities committed against her. Though the book might not be for everyone, it’s definitely one you’ll want to read. Looking forward to the next book in the series.