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The Walled Garden
by Michele Lang
A young woman with a turbulent past discovers a secret world under New York City in the 1980s. Here there be magic, and monsters After surviving a brutal attack, Mireya Rodriguez must leave the past to the past, and start living again. A seemingly chance encounter with a man named Jonathan Mellon leads to magic, romance, and danger in a secret world hidden under the street ...more
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Published August 17th 2010 by Michele Lang
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I seriously wish this was longer. I read this is like 30 minutes or less, but it totally caught my attention. It begins with a young woman that was brutally attack during her college life and later on encounters a mysterious man named Jonathan Mellon. She begins to type his random, cryptic, college papers for money and later begins to fall in love with him. He shows her "the walled garden," which is filled with magic and begins to find herself. There is so much more to this short story, I wish t ...more
I loved this short story and only wished there was more of it. This fantasy romance centers on two Columbia students-a working class Puerto Rican woman and a man from a wealthy family. Mireya has struggled to put her life back together after a devastating attack, but then she meets Jonathan Mellon and their friendship brings all kinds of magic into her life. That's about all I can say without spoiling the story, but it's an entertaining read.
This is an enjoyable short story. Obviously there's not much character development here, especially for Jonathan, which is a terrible shame, because you know you really want to like him (he feels a little like Edward Cullen), but there's no time to really know why Mireya does. I liked the underworld and wanted more time outside of the walled garden and to explore the consequences of these actions. I could go on with my analysis, but I feel like it will ruin some of the mystery of the story.
This actually started out pretty well. I enjoyed the beginning more than the end. It's a very short story, so I realize that it was intentionally designed to leave a lot out - to leave some of the story to your imagination. But in the end, I found myself wishing that it had explained some things a little bit better.
I am glad this was a free ebook from Amazon. I would have been gutted otherwise. What a load of poo! Seriously, when the book finished I was like "Eh!?" It has promptly been removed from my Kindle. I would warn anyone to stay away from this book. I just wasted 30 mins of my life I will never get back!