Sunday, April 18, 2010

Anne Spollen; Light Beneath Ferns





  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Flux (February 1, 2010)



Synopsis
"I have this strange sense that my silence is preparing me for something I can't name . .."


Elizah Rayne is nothing like other fourteen-year-old girls. More interested in bird bones than people, she wraps herself in silence. Trying to escape the shadow of her gambler father, Elizah and her mother move into an old house that borders a cemetery. All her mother wants is for them to have "normal" lives. But that becomes impossible for Elizah when she finds a human jawbone by the river and meets Nathaniel, a strangely hypnotic boy who draws Elizah into his dreamlike and mysterious world.


Only by forgetting everything she knows can Elizah understand the truth about Nathaniel—and discover an unimaginable secret




My Review


 Elizah has family issues as everyone does growing up. However Elizah turned a crazy life into a negative personality. I personally understood her and why she seemed bitter in life. Alot of people don't know how to deal with their emotions so they turn to sarcasm and snardy comments. Elizah was creepy and wonderously strange. I loved how the book started No expectations. The book is what it is. No more no less. So many people read so much into why this happened or why this didn't happen. They forget to just enjoy what the author wrote.  This is definitely a great summer read. Quick and easy. I think I read it under 4 hours.


Many Thanks To Anne Spollen for giving me a chance to set up a book tour. She is also sponsoring the Birthday Phenomenon!


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34 comments:

bianca_riot said...

For starters, i love the cover, its mysterious, and it intrigues me. Elizah sounds like someone i could get to know, whether she is creepy or wonderously strange. :)

Kirsten said...

I wanna read it! I'm really intriged :)

Giada M said...

She's a new author to me. This book sounds really interesting! Thank you for your review!

Liz said...

I dont know her books but this one looks great :D

Mundie Moms said...

I haven't heard of this book before. Thank you for the great review. I'm looking forward to reading it now.

elizabeth said...

I do like the cover, but I still don't know if I want to read this book. Thanks for the review, though.

brizmus said...

Elizah sounds super interesting! I'm incredibly intrigued by this book!

blueicegal said...

This book sounds amazing! the synopsis drew me right in, characters like her really appeal to me, they draw you right in, awesome liz,! thanks for this one ill be looking it up right now! :)

Katie said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I will have to add it to the TBR pile.

WilowRaven said...

I've seen this book around and it looks good. Thanks for the review!

joder said...

This sounds like a heavy yet intriguing read. Kids go through a lot that we adults don't fully realize so reading this would be very insightful.

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Robin K said...

WOW! An under 4 hour read. That is amazing. It must be a very well written book. Great review. Thank you for sharing.

The Library Lurker said...

Huh, this book sounds really different. I'm glad that you liked it, great review!

YzhaBella (aka Kate) said...

Hmm. Is it just me, or does this sound like a bit of a creepy read?

Lol, that just makes me more intrigued!

Thanks for the review and the introductions!

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Interesting review. I've seen some good and bad reviews of this book, but it has interested me enough to want to read it for myself!

mbreakfield said...

I enjoy eccentric people. This sounds like a good read.

Readerly Person said...

Never heard of it, but I'm intrigued. Also, the cover reminds me of this one: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/289601.A_Certain_Slant_of_Light

- Rebecca

LuAnn said...

I have to agree with other comments ... the cover is wonderful! I would love to read this book.

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Christa Holland said...

Okay, so just like everyone else, I was immediately intrigued by the cover. : ) Kudos to the cover artist.

Otherwise, I hadn't really taken notice of this book until reading this post, either, but now it sounds like something I need to add to my TBR list. : D

jellybelly82158 said...

I haven't heard of this book before but it really sounds like a great read

Kailia Sage said...

Oh this book sounds amazing! I can't wait to read it! great review and I'm glad you liked it!

GMR said...

Interesting post...I must say though th synopsis is great, that picture (cover art) speaks a thousand words. Thanks for sharing!

Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

The cover looks mysterious and...to me, mysteries = inviting, lol.

Sounds like a very interesting book, one that I would definitely like to read. Adding to my wish-list now!

Andrea said...

This novel seems perfectly eerie. I'll have to check it out!

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skyla11377 said...

I Love Books With Sarcasm And Snarky Comments Which Is Why I Also Love Mark Henry's Amanda Feral Series. Every Now And Then You Need A Good Book Like That. Thanks For Introducing Me To This One.

Nina said...

The book sounds amazing. I have heard of it before, but haven't read a review for it yet. The character Elisabeth sounds indeed a little strange, but I quess when you read the story you find out why and maybe even connect with her. Thanks for the great review.

KC said...

Sounds like an interesting and different read! I may have to check it out!

Brodie said...

Ooh I like the sound of this! Plus the cover seems like it matches it really well. I'll have to check this out!

Erika said...

great review! the main character sounds so realistic. this looks really interesting!

Amy J - Book Addict said...

Great review and thank you for letting me join the tour!

Amy J
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Tina said...

I love the colours of the cover, but I don't think I'll like it very much. However, your review is great!

ChickLitGirl said...

The cover is so pretty. Except I dont like the fact that she has such short hair. Lol.

Emma Kate "Coops" @ Whats Cracking Coops said...

It's definitely good to know when you shouldn't delve deep into a book, especially when you're an over-analyzer like myself, haha! Sounds like something I could really read to escape the "heavier" stuff thats out there :)

Brianna Bruce said...

I can honestly say that this cover is one of the best book covers that I've seen in a long time. It's so easy to be immersed in just simply looking at it. I want to read the book now, to see if it's just as mesmerizing.