on July 9, 2015 :
Tracy Ward, good job with this book.
Any book with a connection to a classic work is bound to be interesting, which is exactly what this novel proved to be. It was unique and original, but it still had a beautiful attachment to Edgar Allen Poe's "Annabel Lee". I've always dreamed about books that are based on famous writings, and this was exactly what I was looking for.
Dissever contained a lovely story with realistic characters and a fairytale-like feel. The whole book flowed fairly well up until the end, where I felt that the ending was slightly rushed (good, nevertheless). I enjoyed the book thoroughly, even though the idea was slightly outlandish. I found myself highlighting parts I thought were either too funny, too clever, or simply too poetic to ignore. The sentences in this book were extraordinarily poetic, in a flowing, pleasant way. (I'm not one who enjoys poetry too much, so coming from me, this means a lot.)
In the end, I feel that the thing that stripped Dissever from being a five star rating was the way all the characters accepted what was happening without any doubts. It may just be their character, but I feel that they were all so okay with what was happening and didn't doubt the explanations they were given, no matter how supernatural they were. Again, this may just be how their characters are.
Overall, this book was exactly what I was looking for. It was such a satisfying read, and I finished it very quickly because of how enjoyable it was. I personally recommend it to anyone looking for a new book to gush about.
(review of free book)