Book One of The Castle
Reviewed by R. Murry
Our five senses: sight, taste, touch, hearing and smell are very important to our livelihood as human beings. We can’t live happily unless they’re functioning correctly. Add in love and I think you have hit all the mental points to a healthy life.
Ms. Maree hits all those points with words. She writes in a way that you use all your senses with emotion, while reading this paranormal suspense for Young Adults. However, us adults – I’m 64, will enjoy the turmoil that the main character Melody goes through in this adventure.
Melody falls in love as a seventeen year old. There’s nothing new in that. We all have had our first loves. From her home in the Pacific, she and her father move to a castle in New England, U.S.A., where she gets her first taste of another world.
Her new adventure includes three delightfully diverse teenagers, who become her close friends. The other main character is a Transient. You’ll have to read the novel to get a correct explanation as to what one is. I’ll just say, not to give away the ghostly tale, is an image of a man that Melody falls in love with, as he does her. Teenagers - go figure?
This story has all the ingredients that keep the reader on their toes. You’re always looking around the corners to see what lurks. Ms. Maree Ward-Russell leaves you wanting to read Book 2, which I will gladly purchase, as I did this one.
The novel is a great read for young and old. I learn something new every time I review a Young Adult book - still young at heart, I guess. If you’re too, check out Ms. Ward- Russell’s The Transient out.
Links to Maree Ward-Russell’s #Interview @ Bubblews: http://bit.ly/1fXUdRn