Carli, a young woman in her mid-twenties, finds herself unsatisfied with her life and yearning to discover her own greatness. Thru a series of extraordinary events, she finds herself hurled into the middle of a long lasting battle between good and evil where she eagerly accepts responsibility for what it is she was destined to do. Unaware of where reality truly stops and her own dreams and desires begin, Carli not only takes her place in this battle but she discovers her own strengths and capabilities in ways she never thought possible. She discovers the importance of personal sacrifice and what it means to truly give of oneself in love and loyalty.
©2012 Angelique LaFontaine (P)2016 Angelique LaFontaine
Ok, yes, I confess. I'm another paranormal geek.
This book was not for me. I felt there was room for improvement in the writing. The story seemed to be okay, but the characters names were used too often where pronouns would have sufficed. So while the story felt okay, it was distracting and repetitive hearing "Carli this and then Carli that". Then, the story was paired with a narrator who was much too young to be a 50 year old character. I think with practice she will become a good narrator, but for this story, she felt very flat/monotone and left the story dry. Character voices were not emphasized and emotions were not felt. Actions felt empty, even during tense scenes. Lastly, the editing was... odd. It was almost rushed or forced to fit in a certain amount of time. The sentences were clipped in the way that it almost felt some sentences were overlapped. I don't think words were left out, but it felt like there was NO break between the end of one sentence and the beginning of the next. It happened frequently, so it was distracting and unpleasant. All that said... while I did not love this story, I did not hate it it either because I do see potential in both author and narrator.
I loved getting to know Carli and picturing her adventure.
Carli. She reminds me of myself. I can relate to her.
Brandi captures the essence of the characters. Her presentation of the characters helps me picture them and the surroundings in a way I would not otherwise.
I laughed and cried. I was not ready for the story to be over when I finished the book.
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