Tuesday, 23 February 2016

REVIEW~In the Wind by Lilliana Anderson


A storm raged the day she moved to our small town on the east coast of Australia. When we saw her, she was staring up at the sky with her arms outstretched, letting the torrential rain pour down on her as she laughed and spun around with absolute abandonment. Zeke and I watched her, mesmerised, until she spotted us and went still. It was that moment that everything changed for us. Up until that moment, Zeke and I were best friends - it was all we'd ever been, even though I’d always wanted more. Shea changed all that when she moved into the house next door.
If there was such a thing as magic then Shea held its source. She was light and laughter and everything everyone ever wished they could be. We were spellbound. Awestruck. Desperate to bathe in her light.
She would teach us about life. She would show us what was really inside our hearts, while forcing us to see the world through her free-spirited eyes.
She would teach us about love.
She would teach us about heartache.
She would teach us about loss on the day she disappeared...

She always said that one day she'd follow the wind again. Perhaps that's what happened, perhaps that's where she went - in the wind...


I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I can’t believe this is the first book I am reading from Author Lilliana Anderson. In the Wind had me captivated from the first page until the last. I even found myself wanting more at the end of the story, which is huge for me.

Dawn thought she had it all planned out. She would love her best friend and they would leave for university together, maybe even have a happily ever after. This was what I thought the story was about until I kept reading. Boy, was I wrong.
In the Wind was a whirlwind. The things I thought that might happen didn’t and the curve balls the author threw knocked me off my seat. I loved every minute of it.

In the Wind was a beautifully written story. The characters were different and I liked that.
Dawn was a little stuck up but I understood that she had so much to handle and she always felt like the odd one. I enjoyed seeing her evolve and trying to find her own little place in the world.
Zeke, uh I don’t know how I feel about him even after the story ended. He came across as selfish and wasn’t that great of a friend in my eyes.
Luke *swoon*. How could anyone not love Luke. He was hot, caring, charming, a good listener and patient. I love that I slowly fell in love with him the more the author incorporated him into the story.
Then we have Shea. I thought she was on drugs for a good bit of the story. I think she was so lost but like a storm she could cause so much destruction.

Overall, In the Wind is truly a great story. It was well written, intense, the characters were likable (most of them) and the story made me feel. I was sad, excited at times and couldn’t finish the story fast enough. Great story!!! 


Australian born and bred, Lilliana Anderson has always loved to read and write considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer. Besides writing Angelien's biographical trilogy, she also writes contemporary romance and drama all based around Aussie characters.

When she isn't writing she is a wife, and a mother to four children. She has worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities before transferring to commerce/law at university.

She currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.


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