- File Size: 1458 KB
- Print Length: 316 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1530732379
- Publisher: CHBB Publishing (March 23, 2016)
- Publication Date: March 23, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01DEEJLM6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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This promises to be a fabulous series. I can't wait to read the next one, and the next, and the next...
I got very attached to these characters especially Keziah. I just loved Keziah! Honestly I felt really bad for her. She was put in a very difficult situation (even though she did volunteer for it) - having to go live with her grandmother "Oma" who has dementia to take care of her so she won't have to go into a nursing home. There is NO WAY I would ask my teen daughter to do this! I kept telling myself "This is only a book" but you know - this probably does happen! She was such a selfless person. She gave up so much for her grandmother. Another review called her a brat! - I did not see her this way at all! Yes, she did complain, but she had reason to complain! Come-on! She was 17 without a life, having to care for someone with dementia - who wouldn't complain! I thought she was a wonderful kid and did a great job under the circumstances.
There were little tiny pieces of magical realism. Tiny enough that it left you wondering "Is this real, or is just her imagination?", but also enough to keep you wondering "Hmmmm could this be happening to her?".
The ending - OMG!!! Wow, yes it is a wow ending. I just bawled! LOL but then I am a sap when it comes to books. I love sad books though. But the ending isn't really sad - just... wow!
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Jordan Elizabeth - Thank You!
I choose to believe this is a modern fantasy though I can see the argument for shared delusions. This writer has never written anything but fantasy and I use that as my justification. While dark, as a fantasy this story works, leaving the audience with a happy ending. I can't see her can't see her writing a tragedy. With that in mind, I still do not think this book would be appropriate for any but the maturest of young adult readers and strongly advise caution when sharing this book with anyone under the age of 18.
Keziah’s had a rough time of it lately. Being almost accosted by a man on the subway extoring the dangers of "Goat Children" did not help. Only she could draw the attention of a crazy drunk guy on the subway the one day she is running late and has forgotten her phone! Finding out her Oma (grandmother) is suffering from dementia is just the icing on the cake. Keziah’s solilution is to move in with her Oma and give her the care she needs to stay at home. Even if it means missing her family... Even if she has to enroll in public high school and deal with all that entails. Her Oma needs her. This is her duty. The strange comments from the drunk on the subway keep haunting her though. What or who are the Goat Children? Are they realbor pure fantasy? How can some drunk in New York and her grandmother both know of them? Can her Oma truly be as old as she has said? How could that be possible? Why does her Oma hate her father and her baby sister so much? What is the big secret noone will let her in her on? Can she actually take care of her grandmother and still finish school all on her own? Why does it have to be all up to her?
***This book is suitable for adult readers who enjoy dark matter modern fantasy with plenty of drama centered around the real sadness and tragedy of the disease dementia with a lot of mystery, suspense and thrills and a dash or two of romance :)
Jordan Elizabeth had written a real eye opener and it is a fantastic read.
I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review
Believe it or not, I understand the message of the goat children. Since I never leave spoilers, I suggest you read The Goat Children.
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