Feb 10, 2011

Review--Losing Faith by Denise Jaden

When Brie's sister, Faith, dies suddenly, Brie's world falls apart.

As she goes through the bizarre and devastating process of mourning the sister she never understood and barely even liked, everything in her life seems to spiral farther and farther off course. Her parents are a mess, her friends don’t know how to treat her, and her perfect boyfriend suddenly seems anything but.

As Brie settles into her new normal, she encounters more questions than closure: Certain facts about the way Faith died just don't line up. Brie soon uncovers a dark and twisted secret about Faith’s final night...a secret that puts her own life in danger.

I had Denise Jaden's Losing Faith on my TBR pile for awhile and decided to tackle it today and managed to finish it in a day as well. It wasn't too bad. I'll admit I was skeptical to reading it because there wasn't anything supernatural going on, that much I could tell from the BOC description, but the mystery itself sounded too compelling to avoid.

And it was pretty interesting. The title itself becomes one of those double meaning things. Losing faith and losing her sister Faith, which was kind of catchy I thought. Since Brie doesn't have much faith in religion--which is sort of an issue in the book, for Faith does have a strong foundation with religion. What I liked most was that it didn't have a preachy feel. And I liked Brie a lot because she was kind of like me in some ways in regards to religion, she believed in it some, had the religious foundation in her life, but wasn't completely swayed by it like her sister.

Things really get intense when the police decide to rule Faith's death as a suicide and that drives Brie to act. She knows her sister wasn't capable of suicide, but some things just don't add up. Her sister had packed up boxes prior to her death and her behavior hadn't been normal since she didn't feel like going to her religion youth group either.

Brie is then determined to find out the cause her sister's death by digging further and further into her sister's life. She begins to realize that she didn't really know her sister as well as she thought she did and is saddened by it. Plus other things are changing with Brie as well, her friends and boyfriend are treating her different since her sister's death, whispers and whatnot. Brie begins to feel like an outcast and makes a surprising new friend in the process.

It's hard to go into all the details, but the story was rather interesting. Like I said I usually only read paranormal books because that's where my interest lies, but something about the mystery of this book drew me in. I couldn't put it down because I wanted to know what had happened to Faith myself. Despite the supernatural pull, the book was still very interesting. I don't know if more will be happening in this book or if it was a stand alone, but it was an enjoyable read.

Overall I give it 4/5 stars


  1. This sounds like a really interesting book.

  2. OK, I think I will be moving this one up higher on my TBR pile. I didn't realize there was much of a mystery in the book, but it sounds good. I want to know what happened too! :) Thanks for the great review!


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