If you like modern-day, coming-of-age fantasies with mysterious haunted houses, talking animals and creatures, fantastical journeys, ninja-like fight scenes, evil henchmen, female villains with a female lead, you should probably pick up this book. I'm told it's an easy, fast read--a good book to read while curled up in a blanket while sipping a fall-ish drink. Both kids and their grown-ups will enjoy Jayne, her new friends and her mysterious adventure.
I just watched an interview with a director who is releasing an independent feature-length film on Sept. 30, about 7 hours before my book is released. He was asked if he was excited. He said, “No, it’s terrifying.” I found myself nodding in agreement. It is scary to put yourself out there. I completely share his sentiment.
Is it really "ish" when I am actually updating you on nothing but my book? I feel like "ish" implies that it's kind of about the subject matter, but not really. Alas, I am an elder millennial, and I am likely using the "ish" wrong.
Character Bio: Nichole is smart, athletic and sometimes a bit of a jerk, especially to Jayne. Nichole doesn’t have a coming of age story; her teen years were thrust upon her, leaving her angry and confused. She doesn't fully understand why, but she believes Jayne has something to do with all the weird things happening at the foster home. The trauma of not knowing her past and her struggle to know the truth mold her into a fierce daughter, sister and friend.
Jayne is perfectly content staying off the radar of bullies at school, reading, watching movies with her best friend, and going on family outings with her mom and dad. Life is pretty sweet and perfectly boring. But everything changes while on an early morning bike ride with her parents, when a tragedy would lead to a discovery about her family's history that is anything but normal.
A brief review of my current read, "Dreamlander." And an in-depth lamenting on my need to read more.