Have you ever seen something you can’t explain? Did it vanish as fast as it appeared? Perhaps that thing you saw was lurking in the shadows, and you caught a glimpse of it before it went back into hiding. There’s a good chance, of course, that the thing you saw simply emerged from your imagination. Or maybe, just maybe, it didn’t… Sapphire Smyth is no stranger to rejection. When she was only a baby, her father abandoned her after her mother died. Since then, Sapphire has never felt like she belonged anywhere, or with anyone. To make things worse, her foster carers have now turned their back on her – on her eighteenth birthday. After living with them throughout her childhood, Sapphire has to find a new home. Is it any wonder she finds it hard to trust people? Abandoned by the people she called family, Sapphire is alone and searching for some meaning in her life. Except that meaning has already come looking for her. When she discovers mysterious creatures lurking in the shadows, Sapphire soon realises that her fate is unlike anything she had ever imagined.
I was very grateful for this being quite short, as I’ve had a few weeks of madness in my life recently and this was the perfect way to escape for a short while! It’s the perfect length to grip you and hook you into the story without dragging out and making you feel obliged to continue. I’ve never experienced a story in a series of novellas before and this isn’t something I’ve even considered before! It reminds me a little of a TV series you get really interested in. You can’t wait for the next instalment.
This was full of suspense and excitement and promises to be a great series of novellas which I’m certain I will continue. I was very lucky to win the competition to win the first few books in the series, so I’ve been able to continue where others haven’t been able to and let me tell you, you’re in for a treat! I found the first novella showed a lot of potential to be an amazing series and from what I’ve seen so far of the future novellas, this is maintained.
I hate giving spoilers out so I won’t ruin this or any other storyline in the series, but for an interesting method of reading stories in bitesize pieces, try this!