Friday, August 4, 2017

Memory Storm

Memory Storm: A psychological novel and a twisted tragedy
by R. T. Ensari

The author contacted me asking me if I would give her debut novel a read. Sure why not it sounded interesting. It does need some editing (I have to say I am really the last person to judge on editing since my reviews needs an editor), at times it can be a little confusing, each chapter needs a conclusion the author leaves you hanging and never comes back and tells you just what happens. Which isn’t really bad but I would have liked to have know what happen to her friend and the boy who wanted to get to know her better. What about the teacher did he follow through as we are lead to believe? What about the little boy and his father? The story does get very interesting a little over half way through when she leaves her boyfriend and starts her life over. There are some twists that I really didn’t see coming and added a lot to the story. There is even one or two shockers that will leave you with your mouth hung open.

The author takes you for a walk in Enya past that made her who she is today. It is a dark story that does hold some mystery. I think the first chapter should have been the Prologue which fills the pages with the mystery of her father and kind of what it was like to live with him. Him being the first person to start her on her path of evil. As for her mother later on you are given a few details of what happen but it isn’t followed through and you are kind of left guessing to her outcome. There is little doubt that Enya has become a predator, a psychopath that lives off others fears which gives her a natural high as well as living off what she can get out of them.  She loves to feel in control and gets high seeing them in pain.  Revenge is coming as the dragon raises its evil head let the chips fall where they may.  She sees the world owing her something and those who have used and abused her owes her more. She is on a race to find peace and happiness only to find what she thinks will bring this will not.

The story does a good plot and does start slow. If the author would change a few words and leave others out, going into more detail as she leave old places for new one. I would rate this as 3 or 4 star. I could never get into the dragon part of it. I felt what was inside her was more a monster. With a little help and learning I can see this author becoming a good author. I do not know if she would ever become a bestseller but I can see her having a fan following. As the book is now I see people leaving a lot of one and two stars. I do feel it is a 2 1/1 star with a good plot and some very entertaining reading once it takes off. For a debut novel it isn’t too bad just needs some fixing up. This is my point of view but I am no editor. Give it a try and see what you think. It is free at the time of this posting….you don’t have much to lose but a few hours your time in reading.

Note: There is abuse and dark but it is a clean read with no sexual content.

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Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness’s of other people. -Carl Jung

Young and beautiful yet old school, Enya is walking down memory lane.
Her past is like a storm in her mind, haunting her every step of the way. Her life is a mystery, that unfolds as she relives her darkest moments. Her childhood is spent living with a darkness, a dragon trying to break her inside but a single moment’s revelation reveals to her that this darkness is actually her super power, her strength! And, this power comes with a cost; it is irrepressible. To contain it, she forms an impenetrable fortress around it, to gives it a home to live in, her heart. She gives this darkness a voice and a body. Misery becomes her addiction. It becomes the food for her darkness.
Her psychological control especially over her lovers destroys their lives but it only leaves her temporarily satisfied...
This darkness is not her fault.
Is she right to do this?
Will she ever set herself free?

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win. -Stephen King

The story deals with sensitive subjects so caution is advised.

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