Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Review - In The Storm


Title - In the Storm
Author - Karen Metcalf
Genre - YA/Fantasy
Pages - 88

Description (from goodreads)

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?


 In the Storm is short, you can read it in one sitting if you have the time. however, just because it is not a lengthy book does not mean it lacks in the emotional department or lacks a solid story with twists and suprises.

Carly is a 16 year old girl living a very crappy life, no parents and living with her abusive stepfather and innocent little brother she has to put up with a lot of horrible things. Then one day, and i can only put it this way: she snaps. Shes goes from her world and thrown into another, her own sanctuary. It is here she meets Morgan her 'angel' of sorts and the story becomes very involved.

Carly is a very likeable character, she can be any one of us and she does not complain or whine or has a one-track mind. She is strong and vulnerable at the same time which is a very endearing quality. Mitchell, her brother does not talk or appear too much but he is a central part of the story and i found myself falling for the kid.

Since it is a short book, there is not much i can say that wont spoil the story so i will say this: Read this book! I highly recomend it as a quick read and one that makes you think as well. If you want an emotional story thats not full of teen angst or love-triangles then this is for you.


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