Friday, May 3, 2019

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Driftwood by TL Wright

by TL Wright 

Sleep is one of the few companions Aaron Hart has left and even its choice visits have become less frequent. 

Shadowed by a disquiet and haunted by the loved ones he has committed to earth, his limbs twitch fitfully in slumber, insulated by a makeshift blanket of words. Yet when a shrill cry pierces his fractured rest and the world as he knows it threatens to unravel, he will do anything but deny his aid.

A quiet voice cautions where there is one, there will be many, and the many will want to be led. 

For on this night, the sky promises as many monsters as stars.

Hushed hours breathe flesh upon shadow and an evil as old as time itself stirs as the fine gossamer veil of our mortality begins to fray
Before dusk can haunt empty silhouettes, Aaron will discover there are others. 

Others who will rise for what is just. Others who hide themselves in plain sight yet are anything but ordinary and one who stands apart, a gatekeeper, a bridge between this world and the next. 

One made of equal parts cloth and bone, flesh and dirt. 

One who will teach them, that what is dead, cannot die.

Momma Says: 3 stars⭐⭐⭐

Driftwood has the potential to be something extraordinary in the paranormal genre. As it stands, it's still a good read, but could do with some tightening up. This is certainly not a book for those who like to be spoon-fed their fiction, and I feel like that was intentional. However, it comes across as choppy at times, especially with so much jumping around in the story. Despite that, I was able to follow the story, and the prose lends to the haunting feel of things. I did find the number of prevalent issues addressed to be interesting, and they added a little something extra to the story for me. On the technical side, the book could use some time with an editor as there are a number of grammatical issues. That said, the author clearly has talent, and I'll be interested to see how she grows in her craft. 

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