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The First Paperback – February 5, 2014
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From the Author
As a true lover of the English language, I have always enjoyed reading. A carefully developed and beautifully written storyline never fails to pull me into a tale of adventure or a world of fantasy. Give me a gripping story with a captivating and thought-provoking message, and I am hooked.
I was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1978. Throughout my childhood, I drove everyone around me insane with constant writings, poems, stories, and plays. My friends and family were forced to watch-- and often take part in-- a plethora of theatrical performances written or adapted by yours truly. This passion for writing won me the very notable and prestigious Fourth Grade Writing Award for the writing fair at my elementary school that year. I was very proud.
Sometime during high school, I lost faith in myself and my abilities and chose to walk the pragmatic path after graduation. Because teaching was a career that I had also been interested in since childhood, I chose that as my path. Attending Kennesaw State University, I earned a B.S. in English Education and went on to a career in teaching high school English and Literature courses. Most days I'm fairly certain I'm the only one in the room enjoying the material. While I know that we cannot all fall in love with English classes, I still believe that reading for pleasure is vital to our own personal happiness and wholeness.
When I am not reading, writing, or teaching, I am pursuing one of my other two passions: cooking and traveling. So far, the only places I have visited outside of the U.S. are Mexico, England, France, and Italy. However, my husband and I visit England on an annual basis to visit his family, and I hope to add many more countries to our repertoire over the coming years. My daughter has recently been able to share in these wonderful adventures with us as well. Traveling is an eye-opening experience that can enrich the lives and minds of everyone, regardless of age.
Recently, inspiration caught me up in a whirlwind of my mind's own creation. Through a complex set of mental twists and turns, I found my muse. I found my story.
I found my self-confidence. And now I have found the missing pieces of myself again. My hope is that my story touches others in ways they can't even imagine yet.
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Lisa Green, thank you personally for playing with my imagination, introducing me to new people and new places, and thank you for the read!
The Bad: Absolutely nothing for me! Depending on what kind of books other readers enjoy, the beginning may be a bit slow for some, but I personally like books that take time to lull the reader into a false sense of security before racing the reader along a rollercoaster of a storyline. There were also a few parts where the main character voiced her inner thoughts and it felt a little repetitive, but it didn't sway my focus on the story at all.
Overall: I thought this was a great first novel from Lisa Green, and I hope we see more from her, soon! The First is an engaging, powerful, intricate web of stories woven skillfully together to make a single great tale. Every character had been fleshed out, every detail thought out carefully; nothing was forgotten. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed The Hunger Games, The Chronicles of Narnia, and loves a bit of fantasy in a fresh universe.
**I was given a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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