Tag: novella

The Same Deep Water As You by Chad Lutzke

The Same Deep Water As You
Author: Chad Lutzke

Published: January 6, 2019
120 Pages

Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars

Book Description:

Music, beer, skateboarding, and tragedy star in this coming-of-age lesson on love and lust and the line that divides them, as 19-year-old Jex experiences a life that meets River’s Edge and Kids with Dazed & Confused––a parentless indie yarn with the dark heart Lutzke is known for.

Kim’s Review:

Ok let’s start with the missing star. It’s as simple as me not knowing anything about punk rock or heavy metal. I’m too sheltered so most of that just went right over my head! But aside from that, I really liked this book! The story was beautiful and the characters were real and emotional. I found myself tearing up several times while reading.

I liked how Lutzke seemed to both confirm and break stereotypes, depending on the character. Jex grew up. He embraced his individuality, yet he matured and tried to adapt to what he wanted his future to be. And I loved his working his way through the difference between love and lust! I would almost say that mature teens should read this book, but very mature. There are great lessons in this book and I can think of several people I know who would benefit from, or even just enjoy this book! Lutzke has a list of other books and I definitely want to read them!

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Video Review: Ensnared by Sian B. Claven

Today Kim brings you a video review of Ensnared by Sian B. Claven.

Ensnared
Author: Sian B. Claven
Published: July 15, 2017
194 Pages

Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars

Book Description:

Moving to an isolated farm was not what Amari wanted to do with her life, but since she doesn’t know what she wants to do, following her parents is her only option.

Then strange things start to happen. She finds a diary with a girl trapped inside it by a witch.

Now Amari must face dark magic to save Kiara, herself and her family.

A true teenage horror.

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Remember by Shervin Jamali

Remember: A Unique Love Story
Author: Shervin Jamali

Published: July 1, 2018
166 Pages 

Reviewed By: Jessica
Jessica’s Rating: 5 stars
Dates Read: January 28-31, 2020

Book Description:

As Daniel watches the life ebb from Grace’s body, he wishes they had more time, knew each other when they were young. His wife surprises him by insisting they did. And then she’s gone.

He knows this can’t be true. Can it? They only met later in life, so why would Grace’s departing words hint at a shared youth? Haunted by this notion, Daniel journeys into the past to discover the truth.

‘Remember’ is a unique love story. Find out how it really began..

Jessica’s Review:

Wow: What a first read for me by Jamali! This is a romance that transcends time/religion and takes you down a path you would never expect to go down.  This is the love story of Daniel and Grace and it is not all happy, in fact the first chapter begins with her death and final shocking words to Daniel.

The chapters are all very short and keep you reading; as the story progresses you don’t want to put it down. Despite being a novella at a length of just 166 pages, it packs a punch and delivers so much!  

Remember is not a light-hearted romance: There are many real life issues dealt with including alcoholism, abuse, drugs, and rape.  You do need to suspend your belief in reality due to the direction it goes in. 

This novella touches you and the Epilogue just tugged at my heart.  This is a very welcome and highly recommended read.

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