This is an EXCELLENT book! Initially I thought it was a short story (a drama) but it turned out that this book is a guide detailing the characteristics of a jealous/abusive man and teaching women how to identify the jealous type. The author pulls from personal experiences and that of other women. Her break-down of a jealous man is spot on (as the players change but not the game...that is always the same). I recommend this book to ALL women. Those who are looking for love (so they know what to avoid) and those who need to open their eyes (already in a relationship that is abusive). Read to the very end, where the author shares extra tid bits that I call eye-openers.
Evolution of Insanity is a collection of short stories that reveals (in a very creative way) the author's interesting perspective on human nature, the nature of inspiration and the art of crafting a story. My personal favorites from the collection are Sand, The Story of Ernest and Cosmic Violet. I absolutely love the author's style of storytelling and the way he uses humor to convey complex observations. I also see where the book is a platform to share some philosophical information, but not in a preachy manner…it is classy and very well done. Overall this book gets two thumbs up from me and I would certainly recommend it to my friends (in fact I have already)
Let me say up front that this author did an excellent job with the material/theme. I was definitely caught up in the story and I LOVED her main character (Amber).
What I admire about Jayde Scott's writing style is her ability to truly capture the voice of her audience (YA) and express it in this book. The entire cast of characters is easy to relate to and very believable. Also, the author did an excellent job of balancing the action scenes with the scenes depicting romantic tension between Amber and you-know-who (no spoilers, ha-ha). Amber is a well crafted character and I think any young lady reading the book would instantly love her and root for her (I did). The author really brought Amber to life with the small details (her work ethic, the way she cooks a meal, the way she manages her emotions without being totally transparent etc)…just very well done if you ask me. I give this book two thumbs up and would not hesitate to recommend it.
This was a fun read and it starts out with vivid imagery. I bought it months ago, finally got to it while in the lobby of a math center where I take my kids, after school, and I was totally transported away to the opening scene. Nice!
A great thing about this book is the cultural diversity in the cast of characters. It's truly a testament to creativity, originality, and for me it was refreshing. When you read a lot of books in a genre, you see the same types over and over again, or you see stereotypes, but not in this book (thank God!).
There is an interesting plot twist (won't spoil it for you) and overall I love the way romance is portrayed in the book.
This read was recommended to me by a friend. I don't usually read short stories. There is always the looming danger that the writer may not pace it out well (I feel like short story telling is an art), or often times the ending is left open to too much possibility -- has a deflating effect. This story however gets two thumbs up from me. The opening scene sucked me right in and kept me wondering (but not too much) until the very end. There are a lot of crappy reads for 99 cents, but this story is not one of them. I loved it. I'm putting the writer in my "new favorites" list.