Short indeed! But this little teaser makes me want the rest of the story, without hating the author for only telling me this much.
I lost myself in the pronouns once, but I think that was just due to the short, brief entitlement of the choosing or hem hawing of the reader (me) as to whom I was to believe was the pivotal, or main character.
Thanks for a quiet little jaunt.
I love the first line that grabs you and lets you know, you are in a for a different journey. I love it more when there is enough interest to make me read the last sentence and REACH FOR THE NEXT BOOK! I read it, and wanted to find out where the journey continues. So I immediately grabbed the next book off the e-book shelf. It took me a long time to get to the review, well honestly, I was gifted over 15 books in a week, and so the book reading process was the priority at first, but again, have a responsibility to read so many and inserting the 2nd book of the trilogy, through personal purchase, says stacks about a book. There is anticipation for the 3rd.
First and foremost. I enjoyed this book! the traditions of a storyteller are quite evident in Samantha Warren.
I feel there was room for growth but overall, this was certainly a sophomore debut of which she can be proud.
I loved the descriptors as well as patches of short side stories that brought us the backdrop of character growth as well as decline in levels through the length of the story.
I enjoyed the book's quiet beginning, which so nicely set up the book for a whirlwind of adventure and team building. It was fun watching family and society web building through the trials and challenges. It showed ties of familiarity and trust. I read with delight the ebb and flow of action and sociology of crime, punishment, love, hate, hard work, reward, again trusting, betrayal, communication and bereavement. I smiled at the gypsy camp descriptions, and the bondings noted.
I love a good storyteller that makes me feel I might someday step into this world. As for Samantha Warren, well she felt like it was certainly possible to touch a dragon. It is certainly a talented writer, who can make you feel the tension of battle and prickle of betrayal. Which of course means, Samantha, is a storyteller of whom I will be following.
I loved the plot entanglements, but felt the ending was just patching up a hole in the wall. While I don't disagree with the ending, I was put off by its being its own chapter, it seemed more clandestine that it had to be.
All in all I give this book a good solid - "couldn't easily put this down" & "Had to turn the page" book.
Sensational! Beautifully charged with emotions of love; of family and country, the loyalty to friends, family and self, survival, family, loyalty, and religion as well as a scoop of non-vanilla science.
I like the feeling of how a child must come to terms with her identity, her friendships, and her sense of inner peace. She learns the mundane about pizza making, finds a waterfall hiking trail, and learns the dynamics of a non-nuclear family. While the normal steps of a high school setting leave us wondering how much mischief and mayhem a teen can find, we soon learn that a girl of 15 has a lot to think about, deal with and certainly when one must learn to exist in the visual world, while protecting her rippling (not a spoiler) the story becomes catching, and makes you turn the page for more, much more. Sam, has much with which to concern herself: friends – Who are they? Family – what doesn’t she know about them. Science – her high school research and some personal interests, Sports – running for pleasure, running for fun and running to make quality time with a boy? Lastly, culture, the smattering of German, French and American scientific culture, history and underbelly might surprise you.
I recommend you have the second book ready upon finishing the first, for the last page of the first book, is really the only reason I stopped reading the storyline where I did. The second book…can’t wait to get through the reading list I am behind on, so that I can get into Book II. Chameleon.
Careful, you’ll lose sleep is you pick up this book, you won’t be putting it down until you are done.
Just like poverty, one reads this and finds joy, simple family values, and a sense of longing for more. I quite enjoyed this little story as did I enjoy the simple need for belonging, belongings, memories, and personal space.
A great little quip for reminding people of how our things divide, come and go, and identify us, or hold us hostage.