Review by Sarah
Storm Rising is a book that will appeal to young adults and adults alike.
I have to say I wasn’t to sure after reading the description whether it would be my kind of book but I am so glad I decided to give it a go as I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The story flicks between 2005 which is the present time and ten years earlier in the past. The story mainly focuses on Abi (Abigail) and to certain events in her past that have led her to where she is in the present.
I really liked Abi as due to her circumstances she has had to be strong. In her younger days she certainly is your typical teen. Her best friend Judy is also a really great character and I don’t think anyone could ask for a better best friend than her.
After the death of Abi’s mum, certain things come to light which turns her whole world upside down.
Storm Rising I found to be a strong and steady read that, even though I kind of guessed which way the story was heading, I very much enjoyed the ride that the author took me on. There is actually going to be a sequel to this book which is due out this month and I for one will certainly be looking forward to it.
I think younger adults will certainly be able to relate to the main characters especially when they were younger as well as bring back memories for adults that are slightly older to what it felt like to be that age again. As a parent myself and having a daughter similar age to Abi when she was younger, parts of the story are certainly very thought provoking.
Review of Storm Rising by Wall-to-Wall Books
I ended up really liking this book after a slightly slow start.
The story was off and on for me in the beginning, and was a little boring in spots, but... halfway through it took a definite turn for the better!The last half totally makes up for the slow beginning.
It got very exciting and much more on-the-edge-of-your-seat-ish.
I also wasn't sure how I felt about the two main characters in the beginning -but I ended up really liking them both! It just took a little bit of time to get to know them.
What I loved about this book was the whole rock star vs small town girl love story that was on break for ten years! This was all done very well. I thought it was very romantic and seemed very real to me.
I liked how the book took turns with Abi and Gideon so you get to know both characters, I love when books do this.
There are some real twists in here that I can not spoil for you! But it is definitely worth reading and finding out for yourself! I thought the cook had a great ending. I read the whole last half of the book in one day.
This was Rachel's first book and I am positive her next one will be even better! I am looking forward to reviewing that one mid August!
Thank you Rachel Richey for sending me your e-book for my honest review!