I was so excited to get another 5 star review for Forever Blue!
This time it was over on YA Books Central and it is one of their featured books.
When I write a story it is very hard to distance myself from it. Like all authors, I never get to look at it with fresh eyes. All the discards, all the changes in the story stick in your head and it is sometimes difficult to get an true overview. Beta readers’ feedback is invaluable, but getting reviews can often give you a fresh perspective. So I was squirming in my seat when I saw another review was up. And then I just about squealed with excitement when I read it!
It’s not often that someone ‘gets’ a lot of the things you try to achieve in a book, but Kelly St Clare, the reviewer over on YABC ‘got’ so many of the things I had hoped for.
Here’s my favourite selection from the review . . .
This book is devourable. Chapter point of views switch between four characters, flicking between present, future, and the past tense in such a way that we are left in no doubt of the Author’s expertise. We receive information to the buried truth like puzzle pieces, slowly seeing the bigger picture. Abby Wilder’s bravery in writing such a story speaks tellingly of her confidence in the craft and is to be commended.
The story can be read as a stand-alone, though the reader can see where a sequel would arise from. There are several hooks which build in ‘eyes glued to page’ fashion, until only a horrified wonderment is left in their wake. Once the cover is closed, the reader can expect to reflect back on the story in heartache, shock, and haunted yearning.
A beautiful, haunting, and confronting tale of truth and sacrifice.
Don’t you just love that word?!
To read the full review head over to YA Books Central.
Tomorrow is release day (not sure exactly what time due to the time difference,) and I’m rather excited.
If you’d like to order a copy of Forever Blue and see for yourself if the word devourable is earned, click here.