Willows of Fate

All her life, Desdemona has seen things others haven’t. Dragons, knights, dwarves, kids with three eyes. Heeding her mother’s advice, she keeps silent about this and struggles through life, pretending everything is normal. The break comes when her father's disappearance drives her into a life of sex and alcoholism. Eventually, she struggles free. She begins to build a life for herself and learns how to ignore the "phantoms".

At her mother’s death, Desdemona returns to a home haunted with memories but she is determined to not be shaken from what little normalcy she has. However, when her brother is murdered and she uncovers a family secret, Desdemona realizes that she may not be insane after all. What she sees may actually be real. And what she sees has begun to tell her to go with them to their world, that she is in danger, and that she has something others would kill for.
Book Details:

Purchase: Amazon
Pages: 222 pages
Release Date: October 13th, 2014
Age: New Adult-Adult
Genre: Paranormal

My Review

I was drawn to this book first by the book cover, then second by the summary. I really liked this book. It is a nice start and set up to this series. To be honest, I was not really in the "like" moment at the beginning. I was not instantly drawn into the story. The images that Desdemona saw were not really explained that well. It was just like brief dream like moments with no real explanation. The story would than continue on to Des's mother's death along with her brother's murder.

The murder of Des's brother was really the set up for what was happening to Des and not the main focal point of the story. The story began for me when Des discovered what lay beyond the Willows and the Land of Sun. The Land of Sun was a magical place filled with interesting characters. The author did a good job of building this world for the series. The story ended nicely to lead up to book two.

Suzanna Linton grew up in the extremely rural areas around Holly Hill, South Carolina. Her mother taught her to read at a young age, introducing a lifelong love of books and made her want to write stories of her own. She attended the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities' summer program in 2002 and graduated from Francis Marion University with a Bachelor's in Professional Writing. Suzanna lives in Florence, SC with her husband, their two dogs, cat, and Betta fish. Willows of Fate is her second novel.


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