It is the story of an almost-18-year-old teenager named Syd. Syd is strong-willed, stubborn, and fiercely loyal to her best friend. Adopted as a child,...moreIt is the story of an almost-18-year-old teenager named Syd. Syd is strong-willed, stubborn, and fiercely loyal to her best friend. Adopted as a child, she likes to frequently visit her dead parents in the local cemetery, preferably in the middle of the night. On one of her visits, after another troublesome day at school, she meets the mysterious Beau, his little sister Sarah, and their pet TJ (a black panther). They’re here to help her find clues and solve a karmic problem she’s been carrying through lives and time. Narrated by Syd herself, ‘Bone Dressing’ is written with passion and reads with the familiarity of your own diary……. When you were a teenager. I think I’ll have to read the next instalment of this young adult paranormal series. I really would like to know WHAT Syd is……. (less)
I read this book at the age of 22 and I loved it. I remember a librarian feeling a bit concerned about the lesbian theme in the storyline, but I told...moreI read this book at the age of 22 and I loved it. I remember a librarian feeling a bit concerned about the lesbian theme in the storyline, but I told her she shouldn't be. I would have loved this book as much when I was a teenager. Yes, definitely five stars minimum from me.(less)
‘Consequences’, a welcome sequel to ‘Freewill’, is the second spell in the New Adult* trilogy woven by the clever writer known as Elyse Draper. We catc...more‘Consequences’, a welcome sequel to ‘Freewill’, is the second spell in the New Adult* trilogy woven by the clever writer known as Elyse Draper. We catch up with Christopher in Montana, where he now lives off the grid, while Ellie is travelling the world in search of a mentor. Once again, the author balances dark and light, good and evil, like a wonderful and experienced circus juggler. Her style, while poetic, is like a card trick where your eyes try to follow the ace that her deft hands move constantly. You think you know where it is, but it is already over there. And she has given you all the signs to figure it out, but you were too spellbound to notice. In Montana, in a cabin lost among the trees, Michael the forest warden listens to his mysterious friend Christopher reveal his past and what happened in Vegas after the 24 hours where Ellie had become solid to be with him. Michael is only human, but his keen interest in Native American folklore is suddenly validated. In the meantime, Ursa the wolf, Lune’s mate (husky and Christopher’s best friend), gives birth to a very special offspring: Artemis the white wolf. In her travels, Ellie sees Japan and spends some time in Africa, before reaching Greece and meeting the legendary Cassandra. Ellie is learning to control her powers, she is learning that she is not just gentle and compassionate, but she is also a very powerful empath, one that some secret organisation in Europe could be wary of. Reading ‘Consequences’ is like catching up with old friends (alive and dead, death being relative), and meeting with new ones. ‘Consequences’ is a tale written with love. But remember: Elyse Draper is a twisted writer, who will leave you hanging to the cliff by your fingertips……. Again…….
*New Adult is an American genre between Young Adult and General Fiction. (less)