Monday, March 18, 2013

Book Review - Sudden Darkness

Just finished another good LDS fiction. Sudden Darkness by Margot Hovley brings futuristic YA into the contemporary. The premise revolves around terroristic world events that hit home for a quiet town in Washington state and the saints must trek by foot to Utah, paralleling pioneer days but feeling like the near-future. Walking hundreds of miles is not easy for Amélie Hatch, a musically talented eighteen-year-old with a crippled foot. This alone caught my interest. She is not a popular girl and yet she has so much to offer. Many teens can relate. I enjoyed seeing Amélie learn to accept the challenge and chip away her pride as the adventure takes her on both a physical and personal journey. For a girl who had little to do with romance, she finds her heart torn in two different directions and keeps the reader guessing a wee bit. A recommended read for LDS fiction readers. 
The End Begins: Sudden Dark... 
I want to add a link to a beautiful new cover I saw of Emily Gray Clawson's new book, A Way Back To You. Check it out: http://www.emilygrayclawson.com/2013/03/18/a-way-back-to-you-cover-revealed-and-a-giveaway/

4 comments:

Donna K. Weaver said...

I've got this on my to-read list.

kbrebes said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. I couldn't get the link to work for Emily's though. Where are you living? CA or UT? Congrats!

Renae W. Mackley said...

Sorry about the link. You can look up her blog by her name.
I'm now in CA but will find reasons to visit family in UT.

The Damsel In Dis Dress said...

Thanks, Renae! I really appreciate it!