My #bookreview of FLYING AWAY by Caroline A Gill

FLYING AWAY by Caroline A Gill

BLURB:

When Iolani Bearse was five years old, she lost her father to war. When she was nine, her mother died in a freak car accident. When Lani was fourteen, eerie green lights invaded, tearing her from the only home she had left.
Living as a runaway, dragging a horse and her cousin Eleanor across the countryside, Lani must learn to survive. Now Lani is the only person between the horrible, greedy lights and the last bit of family she has left. Her own heart is barely beating, but powerful memories pull her to Malcolm St. John. She fights what she feels, buried deep within her shattered soul.
Malcolm St. John always held his feelings in, especially about Iolani. So when she shows up on his doorstep, desperate and determined, Mal must decide if the wild tales she spins are the fragments of insanity or the last hope for a dying nation. This Lani is different from the child he knew. Something is coming for her, for him, and will not be stopped
If the cousins and Malcolm can’t escape the grasping hunters who hound them, the future of a broken America will be destroyed. Everything Lani has ever loved will burn with them. Somehow, she must find a path through friendship and loyalty to save them all.

MY REVIEW:

This has to be one of the strangest books I’ve read in a long time.  Who knew files could be heroes.  This is Ms. Gill’s first book, but she has two more in this series that will be released this year.  I will be waiting in line. 
For a first time author, I was impressed by how well-written the story was.  Her writing was magical and fanciful, light and dark.  Even though I loathe the overuse of metaphors, they fit right in, adding an element to the writing that would’ve been missing otherwise.  Ms. Gill’s description of everything around the characters helped draw me into the story.  I fell in love with Iolani and her dogged determination to save her cousin Eleanor and her mare Mango.  Ms. Gill did a masterful job in developing Lani’s magical connection with the flies.  How wonderful. 
My only point of contention, I just don’t see how men with green lanterns stealing people’s memories would not have been noticed. But the story is so well-crafted that I really didn’t care.  If you’re tired of the same boring plot lines and you’re thirsting for something new and different, then you need to read this story. This book will definitely be one of my favorites for 2016. I give it 5 feathers and I can’t wait to read the next story in the series.

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About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down.

About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done.

So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made.

One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors.

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