In my continuing adventure among the self-published literature, I found this book by my fellow writer E.J. Squires.

This book revolves around the life of a girl named Sonia who tells her story from a first person view. The author has chosen to write it in present hence and at first that caught me a little off guard. Sonia’s mother, Hedda, has warned her about her powers and at first it is not clear what those powers are, but this gave me an indication of the supernatural nature of the story, but it is clear that this is something that runs in the family and she will soon be instructed in its use.

Her mother informs her that she will soon be going to her sisters to study and then they will head to the invisible island of Wraithsong. She then meets the mysterious gardener and high school senior, Anthony, who supports my favorite football team Liverpool, but I digress. Her summer is set to be an exciting one.

I had never read anything by Evelyn before, but I was surprised about how she managed to suck me into the story. Now this is meant for people outside of me age bracket, but I can definitely see how this can appeal to young people, who maybe feel a little outside of society. The present hence writing caught me off guard and when she sometimes switches back to past hence, I got a little confused, but it is just a matter of getting used to it. A lovely little story with a great deal of imagination.

JH Lillevik is a writer of sci-fi and fantasy. He writes screenplays, novels and short stories. He also works as a writing consultant for upcoming writers. His specialty is mythology, world building and psychology.

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