Ashwood Falls - Sra'kalor
on Nov. 17, 2015
I am not a big supernatural fantasy fan, but I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised in what I found in those pages. A good friend of mine asked me to read her book and it turned out to be a great suggestion! Jessica Werner's Sra'Kralor, the first book in the Ashwood Falls series is a very interesting take on the supernatural creatures living in our world theme. It follows the story of Alana who has a mysterious ability that her family cannot deal with and when she turns eighteen, she is placed on a bus and sent to the nearby city of Ashwood Falls. If she thought her life could not get stranger, she would be in for a big surprise.
Jessica Werner has a very short way of saying things, but packs a lot of meaning in each word she chooses. Though English is not her first language, you can tell that Jessica is doing her best to capture her world in a foreign language. At times you can tell, but not enough to take away from the story. It is an adventure that any supernatural romance reader would love to add to their read lists and one you should not miss out on.
For those who have read the first release, I highly suggest giving the book a second try as it has become a great piece of writing!
on March 25, 2017
As a fan of science fiction of all types, when I saw the cover utilizing the Alcuberrie Drive image from NASA, I had to give the story a whirl. Though short, I felt the writer did do justice to her idea though I would have loved to live in her world for a bit longer than the story was. At times the story was a bit choppy and it felt that I was expected to know a few things, it was still a great read and something I would recommend others to take a look at.
On going through the writer's publishing list, I saw that she has only one entry in the science fiction genre and hope she would consider another foray at a future date.