I’m not sure where to even start my review on Secret Lucidity. Yes the synopsis gives you an idea of what is about to take place, but this book is so much more than that and deals with some really hard issues.
I read Secret Lucidity in one sitting. It wasn’t planned, I just started reading through the pages crafted by E.K. Blair and couldn’t stop. In my time of reading (Which spans many years) there hasn’t been many instances where I’ve read such deep, powerful words that rock me to my core… Thought provoking books. Secret Lucidity was just that. Since finishing it the book has remained with me in thought.
I won’t lie to you, this book isn’t an easy read. Cam and David’s story is heart felt, emotionally draining, depressing and at times you will wonder if there is a blue sky at all, let alone sunshine! I’m glad E.K. Blair didn’t go the ‘rainbows and unicorns’ route with this book. The journey from start to finish was as it should be, but boy did my heart go out to Cam and David (But especially Cam). The ending was just right. I’m glad the author left the book where she did and didn’t do the usually high polished fantasy ending. I wanted real after reading the journey or Cam and David.
I won’t give you spoilers, I’m not going to tell you about what happens in this book. I will say I loved David’s character. I loved that he felt flawed, he felt real to me and loved his scope of emotions. Cam was harder to love. As the book progressed with everything that was happening at times I struggled to love her. I could connect with her, sympathise and understand. But she’s not one of those characters you ‘love’, she was just so broken. I hoping I’m making some sense there. The story is an emotionally rollercoaster. I don’t even want to say whether you get that happy ever after. Just read the book and feel it for what it is, am emotional love story.
I want to add, as this book does cover a taboo subject. Unlike many teacher/student relationship books I’ve read this one isn’t sexually charged/dirty. Secret Lucidity is love in its purest form. Yes they have a relationship which is forbidden, but do not think it is smut/erotica read.
To conclude my review of Secret Lucidity, I really enjoyed this book in its entirety. I will say at times though it was so hard to read. I felt like I’d been dragged through hot coals or something emotionally. This book covers so very hard subjects which could cause triggers for some. 4 well deserving stars for a beautiful piece of work.
Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace and spending time with her friends and family. She's a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.