When you’re already dead, why should you be afraid?
When Ruby finds herself on the edge of a cliff in a land between life and death, with an ominous creaking coming from the nearby woods, she is left with no choice but to follow it to its source. Nothing is what it seems and Ruby soon finds herself being whisked away to worlds beyond her imagination. Worlds in need of saving. Along the way, she discovers that in saving these worlds, she is saving herself.
A short sweet tale that arrests you from the very first page, with vivid imagery and dreamlike worlds. C.P. Cabaniss deserves many more readers and reviews.
This book has been in my TBR for a long time, and I finally started reading it, where I finished it that very same day.
Ruby is definitely a very interesting and vivid character who attracts your attention immediately. Her growth as a person is conveyed well even in such a short story.
Damen is an interesting guy, and I suppose Cabaniss may elaborate more on him in the next installment, and maybe one of the books in her series might even be devoted to him? The character certainly has potential.
Since this is the first book in the series, I appreciate the emphasis on imagery; it attunes you to the world. The world that holds the Ferris Wheel has a dreamlike ethereal quality, and I really liked the descriptions, which is saying a lot – as I don’t like it when authors focus more on describing the place than the story. But here, the descriptions were just right and also contributed to the progress of the story.
Can’t wait for the next one!
*A review copy was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review*