Novellas Weekend Part One: Through Glass Episodes Four & Five

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It’s been several months since I read Through Glass for the first time, back before it was a serial novella, when it was just one brilliant book. Through Glass was my first Rebecca Ethington book and since then I’ve been hooked. If you’re looking for my review on Episodes 1-3 they’re compacted in this single review because I did not read them as novellas –> Through Glass

If you haven’t read episodes 1-3, this does contain some SPOILERS.

4 STARS

Plot: 

Lex and Travis have just escaped Abran and the compound that houses Azul and what may well be monsters that haunt the dark world they are now thrust into. They must get to Blood Rose before Abran does something that will change the world forever. If only nothing stood in their way. 

-via Goodreads

PROS:

  • When I finished reading this, I thought that not much happened. At first, because these are so short it’s easy to plow right through and be itching for more and think that so little happened but when you really sit down and think about it, it’s remarkable how much has happened in so little time.
  • Some really significant things happen in episode four but the most compelling in not only the discovery of a change in the Ulama but Travis and Lex finally have it out, they express their emotions, their hurt, and a real reunion and remembrance takes place. Lex and Travis’ relationship is slowly but surely rebuilt from the ashes and their interactions become easy and teasing. It’s uplifting and real.
  • The bleak descriptions, Lex’s internal dialogue, her insecurities and her yearning for Cohen and her horror at what he might have become are a heartbreaking glimpse into her character. Lex is coming to terms with what may be happening to her body as a result of the Ulama and it is traumatic but she’s so brave.
  • Travis. You finally get a good look at the feels behind Travis’ tough visage. Inside, Travis was forced to grow up fast and is filled with so much love, despite his stubbornness.

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4 STARS

Plot: 

Lex and Travis have walked into a house, a house that became a maze, a maze that has now become a prison. They stand in the dark behind the door that is now their only security from the Tar outside. The Tar that are keeping them from their destination, from reaching Cohen and from stopping Abran from the dark deeds he has planned.

-via Goodreads

PROS:

  • The ending. You will never see it coming and it changes EVERYTHING. Just when you thought this story couldn’t get darker, you’ll be swept away into a world of sinister and deadly possibilities.
  • Intensity. Heart-stopping, chilling, seat gripping insanity. The sheer amount of danger, the panicked rush of fear for their lives it’s all so incredibly well done. You know that moment, in a horror film when you’re consumed by a weird combination of dread and hope, as the killer stalks towards the place when the main character is hiding, shaking in terror. THAT. Exactly that and it’s fantastic. If you’re looking for something thrilling and quick, this is it.
  • The children in the house. The sense of apprehension and distrust, the suspicion, and shock at seeing survivors is written so well. The whole situation is so sad.
  • The descriptions are creepy, fueled by death and darkness. There are several profound statements about this new reality that pose questions about the nature of humanity, about how we see people, and how easy it is to dismiss people after we’ve labeled them.
  • Lex is a fighter, she refuses to give up and struggles to maintain her sense of morals and humanity in such a mess up, death-filled world.

CONS:

  • I never know how to rate novellas, they’re just so short and these seem shorter than usual. Other than the length, these are wonderful installments in the Through Glass series.

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Pleasant reading,

-BB

Release Blast Tour: Desolate-Amy Miles

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A wedding massacre. An innocence stolen. Mortality stripped away.
In a single night, everyone Roseline Dragomir has ever loved is slaughtered before her eyes. Alone in the world and bound by a solemn marriage vow to a vicious murderer, she must find a strength buried deep within her to keep going or risk completely losing herself.

When a mysterious stranger crosses her path, Roseline will discover that not all immortals are evil. Some even bear emotional scars that run just as deep as her own.

Will she uncover a will not just to survive…but to fight back?

***DESOLATE is the first book of the prequel trilogy to my YA paranormal romance AROTAS trilogy. This book contains elements that may be sensitive for some YA readers. Please download a sample before purchasing this book to ensure it is suitable for your teen***

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Author Bio: Amy Miles has been a carbaholic since birth and is hopelessly addicted to Frozen Cokes. When she’s not chatting with fans on Facebook she can be found goofing off with family, traveling or stomping her husband at golf. She is an obsessive writer and an avid reader who loves to chat about all things books.

She is the author of the Forbidden, Reckoning, Redemption and Evermore of the Arotas Series.  Also Defiance Rising and Relinquish of the Rising Trilogy.  She has a stand alone romance, Captivate and has just begun releasing books in her Immortal Rose prequel trilogy.

Want to know what she is currently working on? Check out her website

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Happy reading,

-BB