Review of Forever Blue – YA Books Central

Devourable

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.

Final Verdict:
A beautiful, haunting, and confronting tale of truth and sacrifice.

Devourable!

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.

 

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Review of Forever Blue – Readers’ Favorite

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I recently submitted Forever Blue to the website Readers’ Favorite and was thrilled to receive a 5 star rating. Here’s what they had to say . . .

In Forever Blue, author Abby Wilder masterfully weaves a delightful tale of mystery that deals with vulnerabilities and eventualities. And this makes her main characters – Lennon, Cara, Ruben and Judah – vivid, colorful and sympathetic so that we tend to hold our breaths as they are driven to their inevitable fates. Forever Blue is a delicately surprising piece of literary work. It is a gorgeous mixture of mystery and romance that is both melancholic and elusive. In the end, it feels like we are presented with a picture of something that may or may not exist. And this makes the novel an unforgettable experience. Abby Wilder is definitely an author to watch out for!

Click here to read the full review.

Today was the day I finally pushed that little ‘publish’ button to upload the final version to Kindle. Not long now until the 17th!

If you’d like to pre-order Forever Blue, please go here.

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Advanced Readers of Forever Blue – what did you think?

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On the 31st of May the giveaway of advanced reader’s copies of Forever Blue ended. It wasn’t a long giveaway but there were still around 100 copies claimed. Thank you to everyone who took an interest.

If you were one of the people who got a free copy, I hope you’re enjoying it! I love to hear what you thought. Please feel free to contact me by leaving a comment, or emailing on abby.wilder@outlook.com.

And if the urge strikes, I’d really love a review on Goodreads. It doesn’t need to be much, just a sentence or two letting people know what you thought.

As an indie author, it is often hard to get the word out about your book. The reach and the exposure of traditionally published books just isn’t available, (unless you have large sums of money lying around) so any review, even by word of mouth, is greatly appreciated.

If you missed out on the giveaway, or, if you’d like to support Forever Blue by pre-ordering a copy, please follow this link to the Kindle Store.

And remember, the first book in my Behind Glass Series is only 99c on Kindle. Check it out here.

I hope this post finds you well.

Roll on June 17th!

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