All That's Left of Me
From the author of What Remains True comes an emotionally captivating novel about a woman who wishes away her troubles but doesn’t anticipate the cost.
It starts with a simple wish, and Emma Davies hardly notices when it comes true. She’s too preoccupied with a life she isn’t happy in—the spark in her marriage has fizzled, her career is headed nowhere and her bos...more
Emma Davis goes into a antique shop and find a beautiful lioness pendant and falls in love with it. Little did she know that the woman who sold her the pendant knew what it could do. The wishes you say out loud, come true. And with some pretty serious consequences. Her husband is distant, her daughter ...more
Who hasn't wanted to wish for something to go better in their lives at one time or another? When Emma Davies makes her first wish and finds out that it came true, she starts to test out her luck by making even more wishes. However, each one changes her life in ways she could have never expected, and som ...more
Emma Davis is dissatisfied. With her marriage, with her job and generally with everything. She also does not know and hasn't the courage to start anew with a new job or even to admonish Colin her husband who seems so laid back that anyone would give him a kick in the ...more
A wonderful story from an extremely talented author, it didn't take long for me to realise that this would be a read I'd remember. It's a beautiful, and sometimes painful, representation of a working wife and mother. The story makes you consider how imperfect our own lives and choices are and how each decision has a ripple effect in life, long after it is made. I loved this book so much I read it in a day.
All That's Left of Me by Janis Thomas
This book starts and I thought, did I write this book? Is this book my life? This book starts with a BANG! A typical mom getting ready for work, or so we thought. The chaos of the morning routine, the battles we pick as moms. Emma is annoyed by the neighbor's dog who incessantly barks and impedes her sleep and her little to no quiet time. Murphy's Law gets her throughout her morni ...more
It took me ages to finish this book and even longer to actually commit to writing the review. Mostly, because All That's Left of Me wasn't exactly my cup of tea. Which isn't to say that it was a bad book--there was simply a bit of a disconnect when it came to my reactions to the novel itself. I found that I neithe ...more
While I was mesmerized by the story and the way it unfolded and Emma’s life unraveled, I found the premise ludicrous, unless the whole story was a dream or psychotic episode. If I allow myself to believe that, then this is a darn good and darn scary st ...more
Our first reaction when given such power would probably be overjoyed. But Emma Davies portrayed no signs of such reaction. In fact, she was tepid and cau ...more
‘All That’s Left of Me’ by Janis Thomas
Finished on September 15, 2018
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A simple wish changes Emma Davies’ life, but she hardly notices it. She’s too preoccupied with being unhappy in her life. She’s in a passionless marriage, trapped in her career, and has a misogynist for a boss. Not even her chi ...more
As the wishes pile up, Emma's life brighten ...more
I love this book ! It is fiction with the element of fantasy. Emma is disgusted with her awful life, she has a husband that won't work and is beyond cheap, a sick disabled kid and another teen that is awful. She hates her evil boss and her neighbors got a dog that barks constantly. She works full time and does all the housework and takes care of everything her lazy husband refuses to do. She is at her breaking point in ...more
Emma Davies lives a life very unfulfilling to her. She hates her job, her boss is a sexual predator and abusive. Her son is severely disabled, her daughter is a rebellious teenager and her husband is an unsuccessful writer, which causes Emma to have to be the family breadwinner. Her marriage is pretty much on the rocks.
Emma goes into a antique shop ...more
The main character isn't likeable, you empathise with her but she can be irritating and you just want to scream at her but at times understand where she is coming from.
At times I found it a little tedious and sped read through similar thought processes in the characters mind but there was one particular incident where I wanted to ...more
Yesterday she was raped, beaten and humiliated. She fell on the curb outside of her house and smashed her knee. She awoke to the silence of the neighbors previously yapping new puppy . Today there is no evidence of anything ever happening. No bruises or cuts that were evident the night before. No scraped knee. No dog next door. Emma is furious. Not with herself but with God. What has she done to deserv ...more
Emma was incredibly annoying and I feel like her thought process was shot to hell because who actually thinks like this?! She als ...more
Once I got to the 3rd chapter I couldn't put this book down.. for every decision, for every wish granted there is a consequence and we don't get to choose..
So cleverly written and the feelings of losing control are so vivid that I wanted to be able to go back or rather for Emma to be able to go back and change her wish.. I felt so strongly for her.. a victim of circumstance, lacking the confidence. What I loved was as the catastrophic changes happened sh ...more
Authors and Janis Thomas, for my honest review. I was drawn in from the first page. Emma Davies lives a very unsatisfactory life, hating her job and her abusive boss and her life in general. She has a severely disabled son, a distant rebellious teenage daughter, and a writer husband, that writes unsuccessfully, while she works as the primary breadwinner. Her marriage is pretty much on the rocks.
Somehow she discovers the ...more
I was interested in this book because of the concept -it sounded like it could be a good story. We often make wishes without thinking of the ramifications if the wish came true.
I liked the character of Josh but most of the characters did not move me at all. The story, as well, did not resonate.
I don't enjoy reading scenes of graphic violence so my rating went from a 3 star to 2 due to graphic sexu ...more
Emma Davies is not enjoying her life and battles to get out of bed in the morning. She hates her boss, her teenage daughter is distant, her husband seems lazy and her son has cerebral palsy.
One day she makes a wish, not a big one and then realises that it's come true, either that or she is losing touch with reality. She soon discovers that her wishes can only be subtractions from her life and that they cannot be undone.
This is not a sweet summery read about ...more
If you are a veteran reader of SF&F, you'll want to avoid this book. The author is obviously not familiar with the genre and inexperienced when it comes to writing within the genre. I could write about five more paragraphs complaining about various aspects of this novel but I won't waste my time. Some people loved it. Good for them. I didn't. I especially thought the "solution" to all ...more