Friday, September 19, 2014

Book Review: In the Heart of an Unsocial Butterfly

 In the Heart of an Unsocial Butterfly

This book speaks of young love, and budding relationships. I'm certain that it will remind many readers of their own youth, and their own first relationships. Partly a collection of short stories, and partly a collection of poetry, they compliment each other very nicely.

The tone is a little hesitant. Almost as if the author herself is an unsocial butterfly, going where the wind may take her, but not too far outside of what she knows in her heart to be true. In the Heart of an Unsocial Butterfly is a piece that can be read many times, and the reader will take away something new every time.

Book Review: The Rise of Chaos

AnnMarie Stone has written a very intriguing story about Light versus Chaos. The Rise of Chaos is another take on the classic battle between good and evil. We follow the main character Anastasia (aka Ana), who is charming yet somewhat naive, through a journey of discovery. Discovery of love, discovery of truth, and discovery of herself. And it's difficult to root for only Ana, and not her friends and family as well.

So what is she really capable of? What is her role as a Pure One in the bigger plan of the Agency? Who is her friend, and who is her enemy? The Rise of Chaos is a quick, well-constructed read.  This journey is only beginning. Book 2 in the Reborn series is due out this fall, and six more books are to follow.