- Series: Mystic (Book 4)
- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (March 27, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1497461979
- ISBN-13: 978-1497461970
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
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Melody: Book Four of the Mystic Series (Volume 4) Paperback – March 27, 2014
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About the Author
Jo Michaels is... Hi, I'm Jo. Let's forget all the "Jo Michaels is blah, blah, blah" stuff and just go with it. I'm a voracious reader (often reading more than one book at a time), a writer, a book reviewer, a mom, a wife, and one of the EICs at INDIE Books Gone Wild. I have an almost photographic memory and tend to make people cringe at the number of details I can recall about them and/or their book(s). My imagination follows me around like a conjoined twin and causes me to space out pretty often or laugh out loud randomly in completely inappropriate situations. I have a degree in graphic design, and my journey to the end was one few students who begin that program ever complete. However, this was one case where my memory and OCD tendencies helped me. Graduation was one of the most amazing days of my life. But, my most amazing day was when my now husband proposed. Every little girl dreams of being Cinderella someday, and he pulled off the proposal of fantasies. At the risk of sounding cliche, I'm going to let it out there and say how much I absolutely adore the man I'm married to. Along with my children, he's my whole world.I've lived in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia, but I've had my feet in almost every state. Traveling is something I adore, and have plans to someday see the Mongolia I've written about in Yassa. One of my favorite things is hearing from fans! You can find me on social media most any day of the week. Connect! I'd love to hear from you.
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Jo is certainly one of my favorite feminist authors (although I’m unsure if she would label herself this way). Women in her books face serious problems but they are able to overcome not because they’ve found a man to rescue them but because of female camaraderie. Overcoming an eating disorder isn’t easy and Jo didn’t shy away from how many difficulties Melody faced.
The book was a lovely read and I especially loved the descriptive writing. There was a part where Melody compares herself to a wilted flower and it was very touching. My only complaint was I wish a few more of the sub-plots were fleshed out. Jo’s been stingy over revealing anything about the big bad that the women are going to face. I also wanted more of the romance developed. However, since romance isn’t really the focus of the novels, I kind of understand why not a lot of attention was placed on Lily’s romance with Melody’s doctor.
The novellas are short and I usually breeze through them in an hour or so. I’m looking forward to the next novella and I hope Jo plans to combine the series into one edition once the final book has been released.
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Markaza, thanks to some disturbing visions, knows she only has a short time to make a difference in Melody's life. Not just because Markaza wants to save Melody, but because many lives depend on Melody joining forces with some other amazing ladies. Ultimately, the whole world is depending on Melody and the other women Markaza is gathering against a very real evil.
First, I must admit this was the first book I've read in the Mystic series. Yet, I jumped right in and enjoyed the story and can't wait to go back and read the first three and all future installments. Melody is a damaged character, but she joins forces with some other ladies who are fighting their own demons. Each of them is finding a way to tap into their own strength. Women power!
Eating disorders are a timeless and cruel part of teenage life. It's a devastating illness, and the author does not shy away from telling a realistic tale of a young woman in its grips.
If you love a story centered around strong female characters, Mystic ~ Melody definitely fits the bill.
Rating: 4.5 stars & worthy of rounding up
Note: I received an ARC. A positive review was not guaranteed or requested; the opinions expressed are my own.
Melody's story really surprised me. I think as a woman I can understand the wish to have the body that society has deemed "perfect". It was very painful to see that someone could face this disease just from the cruetly that others have thrown at her. Again the author shows us a deeper meaning of pain and how bringing these women together can help them to grow and begin to heal. This series has flown to the top of my favorites list and I highly recommend it.