Tuesday, March 8, 2011

In the Storm Review

In the storm by Karen Metcalf
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews

Abandoned by the world around her, Carly believes she is fated to a life of torment at the hands of her stepfather and is desperate for an escape. When she can bear the abuse no longer and gives in to a thunderous rage, she suddenly finds herself in an unfamiliar, yet beautiful, storm world. This limbo between dimensions appears to be her private sanctuary, but it may just be her purgatory.
No one escapes fate without sacrifice, but is the price more than Carly is willing to pay? (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

When I first started this story, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Metcalf had me hooked after the first chapter. I thought the story was well-written. In the Storm is a novella, but it isn’t what I was expecting. I’m not sure what I was expecting to be honest.
I really enjoyed reading Carly’s story and her other world she goes to.
Carly has a lot to learn and during the course of the story she learns more and more. Her character development is very strong. Carly is the main character and most of the story is in her mind we always see what she is thinking, more so I think then in other books where the main character is the narrator.
The dialog was strong, even if there wasn’t a lot of it. I will be watching Metcalf in the future for more stories, she is a wonderful new story teller.

Overall rating:
**** 4 out of 5 stars
Cover art: I like the artwork, it really shows the world Carly goes to.
I was sent a copy by Karen Metcalf for review.

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