Wednesday, October 1, 2014


EBR Guest Review: Discovering Daniel by Nadine Christian (Jill-Ann Guyette)

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EBR Guest Reviewer: Jill-Ann Guyette

When a shocking memory surfaces that Ava McCoy can't understand, she looks for answers. With her parents and her Uncle Sam trying to convince her that she is only chasing dreams, she is determined to prove that they are wrong, the vision too vivid in her mind to be anything but truth. When her investigation reveals another world so shocking and yet so familiar, it feels as if the pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together - with only one question left unanswered. Who is Daniel? The very memory of him draws her to the sea. Then, the ocean brings her the answer she's seeking. Daniel himself. United, Daniel and Ava must find out why everyone wanted to keep them apart - and who is now trying their best to do it again. They must find the answers - before they succeed. Before Ava loses Daniel all over again - this time, forever. (Taken from Goodreads)

Stars Given:★★★★☆ (4 Stars) 

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***this book was given to me by the author through Ethereal Book Reviews (Guest Reviewer Program)***

This book was a nice, easy and quick read. There was enough supernatural aspect to enjoy it if you were looking for that but not so much as to make it over the top. The detail given by Christian to round out the story created the characters in a believable and living amongst us kind of light.

The hook of the star crossed lovers wasn’t exactly what had me hanging on through to the end. For me, the story of Ava and her family intrigued me more. The love of what a parent will do to protect their child. What a friend will do to help another. Loyalty, trust and love. It is all here and Christian made it heartfelt.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the love story that is Ava and Daniel! But as I put this book down I felt more was needed. Maybe an epilogue flash forward to gather some closure on final decisions made by the characters would satisfy the lack of finality I feel when thinking about the story.