Beware the power of the written word....
Whovian BFFs Molly Murphy and Glory Jackson are about to have their worlds flipped upside down.
Molly's father died when she was 10 years old. Since then he's visited her in eerie recurring dreams, telling her she has "a power". Besides wanting her father back, Molly wants to be a writer. A scathing rebuke from her mother finally pushes her to try at age 21. Her first attempt is a passive-aggressive blurb about her awful neighbor. The only problem is - it comes true.
Scared and guilt ridden, Molly nearly swears off writing. Now she understands what her father meant by "a power", but she doesn't know why or how it is happening. Molly can't resist the temptation to explore her abilities, but she must be more careful. Something sinister has begun haunting her bedroom, and she suspects a connection.
Molly and her roommate, Glory, explore the implications of such life-changing power while drinking wine and learning how to be adults in the suburbs of Houston, Texas. The sinister presence isn't enough to dissuade Molly from writing, but it's sure got her worried. Some people only learn the hard way.
Narration was ok, but the story sounded as though it was written by a 13 year old wishing she could be a grown-up, and wrote about all the things she wished would happen.
The premise it was based on should have had promise, but there was no follow through in the weak storyline and one dimensional characters.
The best thing about this book is that I got it for free. I had a coupon for $10.00 and gave it a try. That was my mistake. I liked the fact that this book was set in Houston and was about the fae. It went downhill from there. As I listened to the book, I kept waiting for something to happen. But nothing ever did. April Adams spent over half of this book trying to set the scene and develop the characters. In doing so, there was a huge buildup and an anticlimatic ending. The lead character Molly and her roommate Glory were like high school teenagers living alone. As a matter of fact, the entire story is more fitting for young adults. I won't be buying the next book, if there is one.
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