Author: Dani Hart
Synopsis: To be extraordinary was a fate Arie Belle had never imagined. Her days had been filled with naïve pleasures and promising love, but all that changed one tragic day when her mother was killed under mysterious circumstances, plunging Arie’s life into dark and hopeless times where her lifelong friend, River, was her only beacon of light.
After years of numbness, a beautiful stranger, Ashe, entered her world and took her soul to places it had never been, across realities trapped within the worlds of fairy tales. Could he be her savior, or would she find the strength within to be her own?
Along her journey, she quickly unraveled the secret behind her uncanny connection with nature and her mother’s killer. But one mystery remained—one of scripted destiny and the pull of the dark forces of life. Could she find the answers she needed before the next full moon? Or would death claim her as it had been painted in the fate of the stars?
Rating: 2 stars
Review: I received this on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, which I always give.
Quite honestly, I struggled to find interest in this novel. It didn’t grab my attention, and so I didn’t really retain much of the book. In my opinion, the only interesting thing about it was Arie’s best friend/boyfriend River. Ohhhh….River….
After her mum dies when she’s sixteen, Arie becomes all withdrawn and anti-social and then when she turns eighteen, strange stuff starts to happen. She’s hearing noises, and sleeping for extended periods of time when she isn’t meant to be asleep.
I read about three-quarters of this before I gave up trying. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. I probably wouldn’t recommend it to anyone, but the writing itself is good, and perhaps I’ll try the author again in future if she brings out any other books.