It’s finally happened! Beneath Them was just published today!
This is a great novel for anyone looking for a story that’s out of the norm–something both heartbreaking and scary.
I may be a little biased since I personally edited it but, it’s one title that I’m extremely proud of and have high hopes for. Natalie Roers is definitely a woman going places!
Beneath Them–a novel based on the screenplay by Natalie Roers and Mali Elfman–is about Derek Fisher, a teenage vagrant with a troubled past. Beneath Them–a novel based on the screenplay by Natalie Roers and Mali Elfman–is about Derek Fisher, a teenage vagrant with a troubled past.
Interested in a copy? Get Beneath Them.
The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen is a random audio book I found on Amazon one day. I wanted to have something for my long drives to work and around town. It’s not normally something that I would’ve picked but I was curious to see what the hype was about. It’s currently got over 2,000 reviews on Amazon! That’s pretty amazing considering there are just way too many books there as it is. Did I mention that it’s also fairly new? Like, it was published last month and it’s already done unbelievably well. It’s published by Lake Union Publishing, an Amazon imprint, so this is probably why.
So did it live up to expectations? I’d say yes, four stars, yes.
This is a great read for anyone who likes drama with mystery sewn in. The audio book was pretty worth the money! I’ll admit that initially, I didn’t like the actress’ scratchy voice but she’s better farther in the book so give her a chance. She’s also really good at accents!
What’s it about?
It’s got a Hope Floats vibe to it; one of the main characters returns home after a devastating event pretty much ends her marriage. And the story is pretty much about a group of people in a small town. Don’t get me wrong, there’s definitely enough drama in this story to really keep you interested!
Your stomach will churn when you learn the creepy guy on the street really is creepy! You’ll want to burst when he goes after a young girl. You may even want to vomit a little. You’ll feel really bad for one of the families when you learn how a stalker is related to them in the story, too.
I was most tickled by all the love relationships going on in the story! I was really entertained by the strange love triangle dynamic going on with Bright, a woman who after finally winning the man she’s always wanted, has to deal with her his first love coming back to town. To add to the drama, his first love was her best friend growing up.
Get your copy here: The Things We Wish Were True: A Novel
This book is about a young guy named David and his transformational journey after he finds out that he has witches in his family. Intrigued? Well, you should be! This is a book about witches, family secrets, and stalking phantoms! There’s intrigue and drama everywhere! I gave this book: 4/5. You should get your copy here.
Can we just get the bad stuff out on the table first, so, we can focus on the good stuff? The only tiff I have is that there were issues with content, grammatical errors, and a need for proofreading. Sometimes the inconsistency in the content had me going in circles. Here’s just two examples, that drove me nuts. First, the main character is described as a preteen (117) but the reader is lead to believe that he’s in college early on (7). If he’s gifted and skimming through academics, that’s cool, but it would’ve been nice to know. Second, the misuse of a foreward. Forewards are written by someone who’s not the author. A preface, though most commonly used in nonfiction pieces, is written by the author. Hence, the loss of stars! It sounds more dramatic than it really is.
Anyway, there’s a lot of good stuff to focus on in this book! Paschall is definitely talented at forcing his readers to keep reading. There’s no denying that Paschall is a great storyteller. Each chapter ends with a cliff-hanger! It’s cruel, but it’s true. Honestly, I really enjoyed this book. The horror factor won’t completely plague your dreams if you’re used to the hardcore gore stuff, but, there’s total creep value here. A few things the spectre does in the book made me cringe! There’s a bathroom scene where the ghost is crawling up a wall–I had to look away. There’s character complexity! You’ll be shocked to learn what’s been going on with this family over generations. If you like stories about transformation, witches, ghosts, and secrets, Nicholas Paschall won’t disappoint!
Purchase your copy here.
- I personally contacted the author to get a copy of his book to review it.
- I hate reviews that reveal too much, leaving nothing else to discover. If you want deep details, you can read the book yourself!
- The book is 288 pages with short, 3-4 page chapters so it’s great for busy people!
- This review correlates with electronic versions of this book.