“War was such a spiteful bitch; she took everything we loved and handed us back a folded flag in return, telling us the honor of their sacrifice was a just and equal payment. It wasn’t.”
“The fire you have within you is impossible to kill. The first breath you take when you’re free of all of this, it will come roaring back. That’s what is so impossibly beautiful about you.”
“There’s nothing better than us.”
“Full Measures” by Rebecca Yarros
Review by NICUNurse96
I actually found this book and read it a couple of years ago. It’s one of those on my list of favorites that I will re-read over and over again. So it definitely gets a 4 out of 4 propeller rating! Now that Teresa, FlyGirl and I are doing book reviews/discussions via podcast, I wanted to introduce them to this author and to this book series. Full Measures is book 1 of 4 in this author’s Flight & Glory series.
Heartbreak, devastation, recovery, hope and love. These are what this book is all about. Josh and Ember are now one of my favorite book couples of all time. Most likely because they remind me a lot of my husband and I… a history in high school yet took us years to get it all together and make it work!
For those of us who have loved ones who have served or are currently serving on active duty, this is a difficult read emotionally. It’s all too easy to put yourself in Ember’s shoes. But, in my opinion, that’s what makes this book so good. Even if you can’t imagine it because you have a loved one serving, she MAKES you imagine how you’d feel. Mrs. Yarros is an exceptionally talented author, in my humble opinion. She does a fabulous job of pulling you into the story and an equally fabulous job of keeping you in it. And if I say much more, there will be too many spoilers! Just trust me… and Teresa and FlyGirl… You WANT to read this book! And check out our podcast discussing why we all agree that this is a must read! Also, if you like this book, be sure to check out the other books in this series: Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What is Given and Hallowed Ground. All equally and wonderfully heart wrenching in their own ways. Rebecca Yarros also has 2 other book series currently, so be sure to check out her Ignite and Renegades series as well!