The Splendor Falls
Sylvie Davis is a ballerina who can’t dance. A broken leg ended her career, but Sylvie’s pain runs deeper. What broke her heart was her father’s death, and what’s breaking her spirit is her mother’s remarriage—a union that’s only driven an even deeper wedge into their already tenuous relationship.
Uprooting her from her Manhattan apartment an...more
The Splendor Falls centers around Sylvie, a retired principal ballerina. A career that means she is an extremely skinny person much to the chagrin of her Southern relatives who want to feed her mercilessly. She even claims at one point that another character Clara "feeds her like [she's:] and underweight turkey in September"! LOL! Now that her career is over due to an injury she is in a funk as she is having to replan her once determined future. Her mother has also just married...more
I usually try to list the positive aspects to a novel in my review
However, in this case it was hard to do.
Splendor Falls is really a Novella encased in a longer story of Gigi, the pet Chihuahua dog.
I think that the Author should go back to the 'Drawing Board' or in this case,
the Writing Board.
Sylvie Davis is a ballerina that has had an accident and who's career has ended.
With her father’s death and mother’s remarriage, Sylvie goes to spend the summer with
her father’s cousin in A...more
Firstly, I will say that I did enjoy The Splendour Falls. It is an interesting and intriguing read, with paranormal and romance elements combined with a little mystery. One of the things I liked most was Sylvie, the main protagonist.
Sylvie's character is great. She is quite a refreshing change to the many young girls who fall at the feet of male suiters. Sylvie is a very mature seventeen year old and I really liked the way she went about things for a girl her age. Being smitten with two guys did...more
This story starts out slow, and goes slow the whole way through. There is nothing wrong with that, it is very detailed and you get a sense of living in Alabama. Yet, I had a question mark over my mind the whole book. What was really happening? There weren't many clues. I felt in the dark for the first 450 pages. I still read the book in 2 sittings, so I obviously thought it w...more
But after Chapter Twenty-Six the book became a car wreck. And by car wreck, it was like watching an out of control car with no breaks crash...more
Sylvie Davis was a rising-star ballerina, but now she can’t dance because of an accident that ended her career and left her with a limp. After her mother marries a psychologist and they ship her off to Alabama for their honeymoon. When Sylvie arrives she starts experiencing strange things, like cold spots and is sure she starts seeing ghosts. Not mention she is having trouble figuring out two complicated guys (Rhys and Shawn), who both seem to...more
If this storyline sounds familiar, that's because it is. Clement-Moore does some original things with it, but the strongest aspect is Sylvie's vivid voice. Without that I would have given up halfway through, as the many i...more
Sylvie has only ever focused on one thing; becoming a first class ballerina. But when she breaks her leg in a horror accident she must...more
For readers who enjoy descriptive writing, Clement-Moore does an excellent job of setti...more
Sylvie is a seventeen year old ex-superstar ballerina. She shattered her leg onstage and her mother has shipped her off to distant relatives in rural Alabama to figure out what to do with the rest of her life. Immediately odd things start happening: She feels this weird connection to a family...more
After an incident with Vicodin and champagne in Central Park she is sent to stay with her cousin Paula in Alabama. That's when she starts seeing ghosts. And hears crying at night. And causes a bit of a stir with the menfolk. Namely Shawn, resident...more
My overall reaction to this books was just okay. I picked it up with low expectations, so at least I wasn't really disappointed. I wouldn't say that I didn't like the book, but it wasn't one of my favorites.
The quality of the writing was very good. The author includes vivid descriptions, and the readers are really exposed to Sylvie's pain after what she titles "The Accident". As a former dancer, I can relate somewhat to Sylvie's love for dance. This was definitely something I enjoyed about the b...more
I was very interested in the blurb on the back - your usualy good boy and bad boy and the different storyline with Sylvie the main character breaking her leg and destroying her ballet career.
I wanted to like this book so much, but I felt it was too long - situations were dragged out for much longer than necessary most notably Sylvie and Rhys and telling each other what was happening. A lot of the time I felt it plodded along, and it really...more
I understand she couldn't dance anymore, something that she loves more than anything, but it doesn't mean that she have to be annoying and ungrat...more
That's not the only line it does an excellent job of walking. Sophie Davis, the protagonist, has gone through her parents' divorce, her father's fight with cancer and subsequent death, and then the broken leg that killed her just-starting career as a ballerina. Her mo...more
Sylvie Davis has spent her seventeen years as a ballerina; her life is consumed with dancing until a devastating accident leaves her leg severely broken and the dream of dancing professional shattered. Sylvie is so overwhelmed with the loss, depression sets in and her mother not wanting to put a dent in her summer long honeymoon decides the best thing for Sylvie is not to be dealing with...more
Sylvie is an interesting character, made all the more so by her tragic ballet injury and her subsequent struggles. She exudes intelligence and strength as she endeavors to lea...more
The story itself is an intriguing one. There was a lot of detail included...more
To classify The Splendor Falls as a paranormal book wouldn't be entirely accurate. Sure, those elements are definitely present and prominent throughout the story, but there isn't anything spookier than what you'd find in a Goo...more
Sylvie Davis was a soloist for the American Ballet Company, a prima ballerina at age 17. Then ‘The Accident’ leaves her with a limp and a dead career. Sylvie’s post-surgical attitude is 1/3 extreme teenage angst, and 2/3’s Dr. House’s my-leg-hurts-so-I-will-hurt-everyone-else-verbally. It’s painful to read the opening as the first person POV details bo...more