New Release and Review – Figure Eight by Calia Reed

Posted 03/14/2017 by Cezanne in Book, Review /// 0 Comments ///

New Release and Review – Figure Eight by Calia Reed Title: Figure Eight
Author: Calia Reed
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: March 12, 2017
Genres: Fiction, Psychological, Thriller
Format: eARC
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Dear Selah,

Do you remember me?

Of course you don’t. So I’m going to give you a refresher course.

I’ve known you for years and years. We used to have beautiful conversations. There was no one that knew you better than me. We were handmade for each other.

Lately, it’s become achingly obvious you’re miserable. You’ve moved back home to take care of your ailing mother. You’ve been looking for a new job, but that’s not going well. Admit it: it’s all too much.

Everyone around you sees your suffering, but they’re not willing to help you.

Everyone but Jackson.

He comes into your life at the perfect moment and offers you everything you could want: a shoulder to lean on, love, and most importantly, hope.

But there’s no one that can compare to me. You seem to forget that I’m your figure 8. Your infinity. You try to run, but I will always find you.

Yours Truly,
Figure 8

“Selah, not so long ago you needed me. You relied on me. I was your comfort. Your escape. But you left me. Patiently, I’ve been waiting for you to come back. You haven’t.”

The moment I finished Figure Eight I knew I would have a book hangover. This was one of the most complex and intriguing books that I have ever read. When it was all over, I wondered what on earth did I just read. Was everything as I thought it was?  This book not only got to me emotionally and mentally, it made me want to re-read it the moment I finished.

“You seem to forget that I’m your figure eight. Your infinity. You try to run but I will always find you.”

I honestly did not know what to expect of this story. The synopsis doesn’t give much away but it made me curious. I was immediately intrigued by the characters and their complex relationships with each other. Selah was a character that I empathized with. I understood her on base level. She wasn’t the person to ask for help, she was the person that tried to tackle things on her own. Each relationship in her  life was uniquely different. I became so wrapped up in her story, that I didn’t realize how quickly I was devouring this book. I enjoyed how the story unfolded. It had some intense moments and an eeriness wrapped into the storytelling.

I have discovered that from a distance it is incredibly easy to read people. In the shadows, people don’t notice you. They let their guard down.

There is so so much I want to say about this book. I loved the way Calia Reed crafted this story. Her writing was brilliant and the dual points of view enhanced the suspense of the story. I didn’t know who to trust or who to suspect. This story and subject matter got to me.  There were so many layers to this book. Each new piece and each new layer, kept me glued to the pages and kept me guessing.  I had many suspicions and theories while I was reading. When I thought I figured out the plot, there was another twists. There is much more to this story, but I would not want to spoil a minute of it. I highly recommend Figure Eight. Go in blindly and get yourself ready for this brilliant read.

“In the end we’re all made up of secrets.”



I have discovered that from a distance it is incredibly easy to read people. In the shadows, people don’t notice you. They let their guard down. Let you into their life without even knowing it. After a while their movements become predictable and you start to feel more intimate with them. You know when they’re irritable or sad. Happy or anxious. And while they keep desperately seeking a cure- all for their afflictions, you stand there in shadows, knowing what they need. My last gift was what you needed. But you barely noticed. You were too busy with your despair. 

Ah, despair, despair, despair. Too many people get caught in that bitch’s web. And the sad truth is that they never find their way out. They never find their figure eight. 

They never find me. 

Yet the truth of the matter is that you didn’t find me. You got lucky and had the tables turned. 

You may not see me yet. But you will. 

Something as big as me takes time to acclimate to. Until then I’m going to give you another present. This one you’re going to take notice of. It is truly something. 

I’m actually quite proud of myself with this one. It’s so good that I’m going to let you think that fate, kismet or whatever bull shit you call it, was responsible for it. Besides, I have a million more gifts just waiting for you, that I can take credit for. 

Each one is bigger and better than the last. 

You’ll see.



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About Calia Reed

Calia Read is the author of Unhinge, Unravel, Breaking the Wrong, Ruin You Completely, and Every Which Way. She lives in Texas with her husband and their five children.