Monday, 7 October 2013

Sweet Oblivion by Bailey Ardisone

Nari is seventeen and a little bit of a social outcast. She is having a tough time due to her foster mother’s tragic death and having to put up with the abusive behaviour of her foster father.  Her best friend Rydan had moved schools, leaving her to attend the last year of high school all alone.

Luckily for Nari she soon befriends Zaylie and Desmond who are new to the school and she forms a strong friendship with Zaylie.  When a stranger turns up called Mycah and saves her life, from a violent assault on her by her foster father and then goes on to save her life on several other occasions. Just who is this mysterious stranger? And where exactly did he come from?

Sweet Oblivion is the first novel of the series. It is an adventure and fantasy book. You have two stories running parallel at the same time. The main story about Nari, Rydan and Mycah and then the other is more fantasy and mystery and is very vague about what is going on, leaving the reader in suspense. I think the first book to a series of books can often be a slow burner as it builds up the story, and the story does build up to a dramatic conclusion.

It would be interesting to see how the characters and the story progresses in the following books, but I would have liked to read and learned more about the other world, but can understand the authors using this as a hook to get you into wanting to read the next book and to see what happens and that worked for me. So I think I may enjoy the next book a lot more than this one.

Bailey Ardisone is collaboration by two sisters born and raised outside Chicago, Illinois. They took the last names of their two grandmothers and combined them together to form their pen name. They both married the love of their lives and spend their days submerged in books, movies, music, or art and love traveling. Fantasy books and movies have been a huge part of their lives and they are obsessed with Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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