Normalcy. I need to get back to a state of normalcy. What’s happened to me? Why am I here in this orphanage, and why am I forbidden to leave? Everyone is so very cruel here. I can’t eat. I can’t sleep. It’s the paranoia getting to me. It’s like someone’s always watching, always listening. There’s a general fear around here, and for some reason, it seems fueled by my arrival, but why are they afraid of me? I didn’t ask for this. I don’t even know how I got here. I need to go home. My parents must be worried sick. There has to be someone here who can help me, who can give me answers and lead me in the right direction so I can get out of here. There is this one boy, Lydic. Could he be my key to getting out? I can see it in his eyes he feels sorry for me. He seems to know more than he’s letting on. These people aren’t like anyone I’ve ever met before.
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Review by J. Hooligan
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was an interesting read. I enjoyed getting absorbed into this world and learning about it and its characters. I do wish there was more background and detail on everything going on. Maybe a prequel? (hint)
My biggest issue was with the editing. It wasn't bad, but there is an over abundance of commas and a few typos/spelling errors that would take me out of the story from time to time.
I didn't like the end. Not because it wasn't realistic or it was poorly done. It was actually something I would expect most people to do in a similar situation. Still, I wanted to go into the book and smack Riley for what she did.
The author has mentioned that this will be a series. I look forward to seeing what happens next.
Sara V. Zook is a paranormal/fantasy writer. She is the author of the Strange in Skin Trilogy, Clipped, Evanescent, Book 1 in The Sempiternal Series and A Magic Within. She lives in Pennsylvania with her 3 small children and husband.
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