Thursday, October 18, 2012

Review: The Fifth Story by Ivy Bateman

Titale: The Fifth Story
Author: Ivy Bateman 
Source: publisher request
Genre: paranormal
Reviewed by: Emi 

When led into the world of her stories, Bryn finds her secret desires hidden in the darkness and behind every door.
Every day we encounter doors. Some of these doors are open to us and some of them are closed, but when we pass through any door, a different truth or mystery lies beyond the threshold.

The night Bryn is pulled into a world of her own stories by a shadowy being, her reality is changed forever. Souls and danger, hauntingly beautiful witches, sexy and dangerous vampires, a soldier with a dying wish; she knows that each door leads to a story and to outcomes she can't control, but in order to return home, Bryn must complete a set of tasks for the enigmatic and strangely sensual Darkness.

With four stories to enter, four items to retrieve, Bryn takes part in plot points so out of character that she almost loses herself in the tales she's written. More than once she questions her sanity and curses herself for creating such perilous realities, but she always remains focused on her goal; the creation of the fifth story.

So, the book started off a little weird for me, but as I continued to read it was really good. She is transported into her computer and into her stories, and has these crazy adventures with the characters she created. As she is helping Darkenss become "whole" again, the greif that she thought was over, resurfaces and she struggles thru it all over again. Each story is like a different stage of greif for Bryn, which I thought was really cool.  I definitlely connected with Bryn, we've all been thru what she has at some point in our lives. I really liked this book, it's a different outloook to how someone goes thru greiving and can finally surpass it. And it's not just about the death of a loved one and how to deal, Bryn rediscovers herself as she's is going thru these adventures and has some steamy sex as well. When The Fifth Story is complete, so is she.  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Emi, for taking the time to read my book! The fact that you liked it too is an added bonus. Love the review!



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