Narrated by Kathleen Li
Run Time: 1 hr and 13 mins
A mother recounts the heartbreaking journey of her bipolar daughter’s life.
- The back cover copy pretty much spells out the story, but since I didn’t read it, the conclusion struck me as a twist.
- Performance/reading 4/5 stars: Kathleen Li has a nice voice for nonfiction. Her reading rhythm is natural, which is good when given a book like this.
- Story/writing 3/5 stars: The writing itself is very stilted with very little flow.
- There are sections written in third person with a very far perspective. It has a caveman style ring to it. Alexis does this. Alexis does that. I guess it could be going for clinical detachment. Other sections are written in first person, which makes sense since this is the mother’s recounting based on notes and journals.
- Story itself: Is sad as promised.
- The retelling comes across as the mother’s coping mechanism. She wants her daughter’s life to mean something, so this stands as a “there’s hope and resources, get thee to some before it’s too late” sort of tale.
It’s a short and bittersweet tale of a bright life cut short by a mental illness.
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Ones I think may still have US codes: Reshner’s Royal Ranger, Never Again, Innova, The Golden City Captives, The Holy War, Reclaim the Darklands, Eagle Eyes, Treachery Makes it Tense, Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts, The Dark Side of Science, Ashlynn’s Dreams, Nadia’s Tears, Malia’s Miracles, and Varick’s Quest
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Redeemer Chronicles (Fantasy)
Awakening – Redeemer Chronicles Book 1, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
The Holy War – Redeemer Chronicles Book 2, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
Reclaim the Darklands – Redeemer Chronicles Book 3, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
River’s Edge Ransom – Prequel to Redeemer Chronicles (Amazon) (email devyaschildren @ gmail.com for free codes)
Devya’s Children Series Links:
Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – short stories featuring Jillian. (Amazon) (free codes)
The Dark Side of Science – official prequel to Devya’s Children; Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live. (Amazon) (Please email devyaschildren @ gmail.com for free codes)
Ashlynn’s Dreams – Genetically altered Dream Shaper learns her gift. (Amazon) (free codes)
Nadia’s Tears – Jillian tries to awaken her sister, Nadia, from a coma. (Amazon) (free codes)
Malia’s Miracles – Jillian and her siblings try to save a friend’s mother. (Amazon) (free codes)
Varick’s Quest – Jillian and Danielle get kidnapped. Nadia’s also in trouble. (Amazon) (free codes)
Reshner’s Royal Ranger (epic sci-fi) just made it there. (Amazon) (free codes)
Guardian Angel Files:
Spirit’s Bane – Allister and Mina are training to be Guardians. Satan’s out to get them. (Amazon) (free codes)
Kindred Spirits – Mina’s exiled to Earth. Allister’s stuck in the Heavens. (Amazon) (free codes)