“Ameiel is reborn on Earth because the Council thinks it’s going to keep her safe. Bad things begin to happen and she ends up in the Otherworld. At first she has no idea about the Otherworld until she gets her memories back. Someone is out to destroy her and doesn’t know who she can trust.”
My only real complaint with this story was that it’s just one book. I feel like it could have easily been two or even three books if the author had delved into/detailed more on a few aspects of the story. Nonetheless, it is still excellent as a single installment. The characters are well developed, the plot is believable, and the premise is interesting. As well, the setting is pretty unique.
Readers start off seeing a young woman, Ameiel, who appears to be gifted as a medium. She sees ghosts and the like. Her closest friend Joe, is also her greatest consort and does what he can to help her overcome anxiety and fear involving what she witness in the spirit world. Soon, however, it is found out that she is not simply spiritual gifted, but something much more powerful and important.
I particularly like how Ameiel’s character is treated. Although female, she does not deal with the typical stereotypes and treatments that women are accustomed to both in stories and reality. It’s quite refreshing to see her (and also others) approached in the manner that there were never any reservations or differences between genders. That’s not the only unique thing about her character, but I don’t want to spoil too much.
There are a few grammatical errors in the book, but nothing that takes away from the enjoyment of its reading experience. It also focuses a lot of the ‘ever after’ portion which is another nice change of pace. Amy Stark has written at least seventeen novels and I plan on checking out more of them in the future. Definitely go and give this a look.
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~Sahreth ‘Baphy’ Bowden