Toni Sinns was born and raised in Western North Carolina before moving to Central Florida in 2011. She is an upcoming author/writer with a mind in multiple genres of novels and books. She is currently working on multiple novels that you can read about on her website: http://gracietfranklin.wix.com/tonigsinns also you can catch her random thoughts on her blog at: http://lilgracielou.blogspot.com/
Story Line: Merx helps his mother as a resistance fighter. Finding the body of Henessa and connecting with her as they share some common qualities turns into a short story of connection between two strangers that are thrown together in the strangest of ways.
Characters: Merx, Jaylin, Henessa, Renee, Larah, Dak
My Favorite Part: There is a section where Merx is torn between his mother and Henessa. Wanting to be there for both and both wanting him to be there for the other. I like this part most because it really connects you with Merx you can feel his confusion and his frustration as he deals with his emotions and ideas or thoughts of what he should be doing.
Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. THIS IS MY OWN PERSONAL OPINION ON WHAT I LIKE. THIS MAY NOT BE YOUR OPINION THUS I ADVISE YOU TO READ THE BOOK AND MAKE UP YOUR OWN MIND. Now on to my opinion, this is a short story so there is very little room to go into huge amounts of information and still get the story in. I think Catrina did a wonderful job on her story. However, I am the type that likes to know more behind my characters. Again personal opinion. You do get small bits of information randomly here and there. The story unfolds the connection between Merx and Henessa. Ending with Merx making the ultimate choice and growing into the man he was raised to be.
I'm not sure if it was due to the fact I connected to the character on a personal level, or if it was because I wish my husband was like Corey. I would love to be loved on that level. It was the type of thing that some people dream about and here it was in reality. I could not put this book down. I couldn't put the book down until the end and then I wanted more!!!
This spoke to me. Being a large girl myself I knew all the humiliation and worries and fear that Annie feels. I could put myself in here shoes and truly relate to all her statements and thoughts. And to find a guy that can see past the outside and see the beauty on the inside is a beautiful thing. Everyone should learn from this. Beauty is what is inside you. Not what your shell looks like.
Jennifer has her own unique style of writing. The book is written in 1st person point of view from the character Sarafina. You follow her through the life of a early 20's girl living in LA. You meet her friends and learn about them as well. The writing is nothing I've ever read before and took a little time to get use to. But I am glad I didn't stop reading. It is good to try new things. You get to follow Sarafina as she comes to realize things from her past, her present, her future. Love, hate, disappointment, happiness, and some very philosophical ecstasy trips.
It is an easy book to read and enjoyable. I enjoyed reading the life story style of this book as it added some change from my normal reading list. I hope to see more from Jennifer and her colorful and interesting stories.