Vicky’s Review of Divide by Jessa Russo

Divide Jessa Russo

About The Book

From senior class president to dejected social outcast, with just the flick of a match. 

After accusations of torching her ex-boyfriend’s home are followed by the mysterious poisoning of her ex-best friend, seventeen-year-old Holland Briggs assumes her life is over. And it is. But not in the way she thinks. 

As Holland learns the truth about her cursed fate—that she is descended from the Beast most have only ever heard of in fairytales—she unites with an unlikely ally, good-looking newcomer Mick Stevenson. 

Mick knows more about Holland’s twisted history than she does, and enlightening as it is to learn about, his suggestion for a cure is unsettling at best. Holland must fall in love with Mick in order to break the spell, and save their future generations from repeating her cursed fate. Having sworn off love after the betrayals of her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, this may be difficult to accomplish. 

Complicating things further for Holland and Mick, time runs out, and Holland’s change begins way before schedule. With Holland quickly morphing into a dangerous mythical creature, Mick struggles to save her. 

Should they fail, Holland will be lost to the beast inside her forever.

My Thoughts


5 Stars

WOW! What can I say? I really LOVED this book.

The character’s were interesting to say the least. I really liked Holland and could relate. We all have felt like there is something else going on inside haven’t we? Like we are being pulled between what feels right and what we know is wrong.. When things start to feel different for Holland she becomes scared and has no idea what is going on. Scared that there is something wrong inside her she is unsure who to talk to. Her brother Cameron has been keeping an eye on her , and when they meet some new faces everything that Holland thought she knew changes… The story kept me on the edge of my seat and at times I thought I knew what was going on Jessa threw my thoughts out the window.. and left me wondering again.  I found it well written, and if you like to let yourself get immersed into A story then this is one for you.  There is mystery, suspense,magic, and love how can you go wrong with that?

About the Author

Jessa Russo believes in fairytales, ghosts, and Jake Ryan. She insists mimosas were created for Sundays, and that’s not up for discussion. She’s obsessed with the great city of New Orleans—where she’s collected too many beads to count, eventually married her sweetheart, and visited graveyards they don’t include on maps.

She’s loud, painfully honest, and passionate about living life to the fullest, because she’s seen how abruptly it can be taken away.

What began as a desire for reading and writing young adult paranormal has bled into stories of all kinds. From fantasy to pre-dystopian to erotic contemporary, Jessa’s stories always include romance, though she’s given up on pigeonholing her work into a category or genre box.
Jessa was born and raised in Southern California, and remains there to this day with her husband (a classic car fanatic), their daughter (a Tim Burton superfan), and a Great Dane who thinks he’s the same size as his Chihuahua sister.


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