Gossamer by S.L.Naeole
What people heard as I was reading this book:
Me: Oh shit!
Me: HELL TO THE NO
Me:OH NO SHE DIDN'T!! NO I CAN"T LOOK!!!!
Me: *swoon* I'm in luuurrrveee
Me: NO! NO! NO, FEE! I BELIEVE IN YOU!! YOU CAN DO THIS!!
Me: KICK HIM IN THE BALLS!!! MAKE HIM CRY!!
and...yeah. It continues.
As always, S.L.Naeole has sent me on a magical adventure into love, loss, darkness, and hope. She has once again ensnared me in her web and, to be honest, I don't really want to leave!! She has me so ensnared that I forgot to eat dinner, ignored when I was called down to eat, and someone had to come and physically remove the kindle from my grasp so I would eat. Yeah, that didn't really happen. But it almost did.
Ms. Naeole brings into her books a darkness which most people try and avoid. Somethings not right in the characters' life, and it's issues that wee see as taboo. Why, I don't really know, but we do. She's not afraid to go to these places that others see as 'dark' and 'bad'. I find that authors quite often want to stay in the la-la land of rainbows and fairies with the only dark thing being someone who wants to kill the main character, but overall it's pretty predictable and light. S.L.Naeole brings these things out into the light, and I think that that helps people know that it's okay to feel bad things and have bad things happen, that we can overcome these things and that we're not alone. It's an important message and I comment her for not being afraid to say it, loud and proud.
Ok, my synopsis.
Meet The Blithe Baby. I'm sure you've heard of her. She's the one who's mother tried to kill her after killing her father. She's a freak. Watch out, she's just like her mum.
That's what Sophia Jane Blithe hears wherever she goes. And it's true. Her mother tried to kill her. Consequently, she ended up in foster care, moving from house to house until she settled down. Kind of. Everything's going right for Sophia - she's semi-popular due to her über popular boyfriend (even if she doesn't love him), her sister and best friend, Astor, is with her, and she has a family who's keeping her, even if not in name. So how does that all get turned around by simple land ownership? And how does thisthing that turns her life upside down change how she see's everything? She thought going to Perfect High would be torture, and it is, but her mind keeps straying to those violet eyes, that perfect face, that dark silk hair...
YEAH I LEFT IT THERE!! NOW GO AND READREADREAD THIS BOOK!!!
I give this 5 stars out of 5 stars, and suggest that you go and make a sign to put on your door saying: READING! DO NOT DISTURB! I'm making mine as we speak as I wait for number 2 to download to my kindle. Oh, how I just love pyjama days!!
Keep on reading, forget the dreaming!
Queen of Reading