“I closed my eyes and felt her presence in my veins, wandering, like a lost girl inside of a dark tunnel. My pulse pulled on her, drawing her ever clo “I closed my eyes and felt her presence in my veins, wandering, like a lost girl inside of a dark tunnel. My pulse pulled on her, drawing her ever closer to my heart, until the gravity was too great. I felt her soul enter, felt the familiar fire burn, felt myself grow stronger even as she vanished. And for some reason, for the first time, I cared.”
Ever wonder what the devil really wants with all those souls? Or about what hell is really like?
Angel Falls (a.k.a Hell) has an interesting perspective on what hell could really be like if it were a city with gods who could rule it as if it were their own playground.
The characters in the story will surprise you- it reads like a confessional mixed with a fairy tale-like romp that mixes the pilgrimage of The Canterbury Tales with Dante’s Inferno and blends in some new spices that you wouldn’t have suspected resulting in an engrossing and enjoyable journey as long as you don’t mind too much heat- and it’s the right amount of heat, so if you think you are too faint of heart for a tale of hell, don’t be afraid- angels can even make the journey here, though they need to first announce their names, positions, who they were sent from and for what purpose when they do (as Lucifer kindly reminds the visiting angel that this is protocol when he visits him down south, much to his chagrin).
No holds barred. No punches held back. The characters band together and do whatever it takes to complete an impossible mission: to break out of hell and take on heaven. The question is- will they ever be able to return alive?
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Ever wonder what it would really be like to be a princess from the classic fairy tales you read as a child? Would you dwindle your time away in the hiEver wonder what it would really be like to be a princess from the classic fairy tales you read as a child? Would you dwindle your time away in the highest tower waiting for the day that your handsome Prince Charming will dash in (if he ever arrives, that is...) to your rescue?
Lavender, the Princess of a particular purple castle, decides to try to speed up the waiting process (after all, it's been TOO long already, and no prince seems to want someone who is so....picky? Is that the right word?)
The irony of the story adds to its enchantment. There are some definite laugh out loud moments (which is not princess-like at all, according to our Resident Princess, I might add!) that add to the lovableness of the story.
What do you get when you take a princess who waits in a tower all day, mix in a fire breathing dragon, a not so wicked witch and a prince who tells it like it is and falls in love with the sister of the princess waiting to be rescued for years? You get the Persnickety Princess: A princess who will do nothing short of throwing herself in harm's way, even if that means inventing some danger for herself that she must be rescued from by her prince.
Will I ever get out of here? Was this the best way to do it? Will I really be able to leave him?
Such were the questions that were racing through mainWill I ever get out of here? Was this the best way to do it? Will I really be able to leave him?
Such were the questions that were racing through main character Andrea's head in Mary Metcalfe's stirring new novel, Road to Tomorrow.
How will I get away for good? What about the kids? Will he really let me leave? Will I even survive trying to leave or will he kill me first?
With the tension mounting as Andrea prepares her getaway, the reader becomes the character and breathes in the fear and anxiety that Andrea feels when she is trying to make fleeing from her abusive husband a reality. The reader is thrown headfirst into the action and can feel the heat and smell the smells that the character is experiencing.
Everything seems to come crashing to a halt once something unexpected happens that ruins Andrea's attempt to escape. Will she still be able to get her freedom and her children? At first, it seems doubtful, but many surprises happen that leave the reader wondering what will happen next.
When the unexpected turns out to be a blessing in disguise, Andrea finds herself staying with some new friends while she is on the run and she cannot believe her good luck with this new support system that forms around her. She is staying with them while trying to get on her feet so she can get her kids back and into safety with her.
But some things might be too good to be true, after all. Andrea's husband comes to town and pays a visit. Will he find her and get his revenge?
This novel really stands out as a powerful message for how to show support to those dealing with and suffering from abuse and domestic violence and living under fear. It delves into the sometimes scary truth (that happens in real life!) of those whom you go to for help sometimes sending you right back out into the line of fire. But fear must not stop us from helping those we love. Andrea is able to stand strong and her family and friends also stand with her, though it doesn't all come easily at first.
To read more (and for some tips on how to make a safety plan to escape from abuse or how to help a friend who may be in this situation)check out my full review here: http://bookwormcastle.wordpress.com/2...