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Autumn's Rise: Volume 1 (Haywater) Paperback – 25 Feb. 2016
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- Paperback : 322 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1523915471
- ISBN-13 : 978-1523915477
- Product Dimensions : 12.7 x 1.85 x 20.32 cm
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (25 Feb. 2016)
- Language: : English
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We have autumn who has been through some crap which is a bit of a mystery the first few chapters of the book, same goes for zed, i can't quite figure out how it managed to suck me in but also be a bit slow going the first almost 50percent because on reflection, all that was spoken of was autumns beauty and behaviour like it was a siren calling. Now, i like a good analogy, metaphor, the odd lovely lone even if it's cheesy but it got to a point where I was rolling my eyes because everything started to become so dramatacised in terms of their verbal communications I almost got confused. Il tell you why since that clearly don't make a lot of sense. For all the 'ive started a new life it's freeing' talk that autumn has, all she ever really does is drone on about how she absolutely can't let anyone In and how she is so broken, then the next minute talking about how far she's come and how she isn't scared of Brent anymore and she will not be afraid. It just got a little.... warrior speechy for me, every talk with another character was a locquocious declaration of psycho analogy with each other. Because let's be real, these are like 20 year olds who claim to all see each other's pain and give a hearty speech about it every conversation? Just. No. It doesn't happen and it makes the whole individuality of the characters seem contrived and unrealistic which put me off a bit. There was also a random use of exclamation marks which really got on my wick because they seemed to be placed in normal sentences and changed the way I assumed the tone to be. Also the Brent thing was far fetched, as if he actually had any power to act like that, yes she might of been scared of him etc but on the whole, it was stretched and because of that along with zeds reactions to things, it boarded on ridiculous because you could see the author was pulling at all angles for angst which somehow rendered it less heart breaking then you might assume. It seemed only a few days had passed and all of a sudden they are claiming to be falling for the other bearing in mind they've had one date and a quite the angst along the way, I'm not a cynic, I'm all for instant attractions and connections, but it quickly got cheesy and didnt match their supposed characters, i know stuff like that grows but I don't feel the author did a good job of portraying that, in fact I think it came across as they loved each other's pain. I actually stopped reading at 89 percent which is unusual for me because if it's that far, i might as well See it through, but in all honesty I was sick of the internal and external monologues that were quite repetitive. However judging by the other reviews people loved it, and it is an intriguing read to a point. These are just my personal opinions and observations. It's a shame because I'd like to know about reid and bea but I'm not setting myself up for failure with that one. Also, I'm a bit scared considering he apparently loved her cousin and she's with dex now, i can see that one being all hella angsty and getting me mad
Different story.. great characters.. and boy what an amount of emotions all thrown into one fab book!
Autumn leaves home after going through some heartbreak and never wants to live that side of her life again.... shes lost but with the help of 2 friends she is starting to live again.
Zed is roaming around with friend Reid after suffering from his own heartbreak.. he blames himself for a traumatic loss when he bumps into Autumn one night and feels things he thinks he shouldnt.
This was not an easy journey for these characters... there was loss sadness and alot of truths that they had to overcome.
Cant wait to jump into Reids story next.
I’ll start with Autumn, she is one hell of a survivor. This girl has been through so much in her life and just when you think you’ve learned the worst of it there’s something else. It would be very easy for Autumn to be moody and all ‘woe is me’ given her circumstances but its refreshing to see a hard done by heroine who is actually a lot of fun. Yes she has her moments and it’s clear from the outset she doesn’t really live her life but she is still a loveable and relatable character.
Then we meet Zed, *fans oneself* he certainly turns the heat up, and on a scale of one to swoon worthy he’s off the scale! He has a huge weight on his shoulders and his own issues to overcome and although he’s been a bit of a player in the past it’s nothing more than usual. This may seem like a typical player meets good girl story but it’s so much more than that. This is a story of fate and of putting others before yourself, a story of redemption and of life’s happenings not defining us, what’s meant to be will be. It’s a story of hope as well as one of sadness.
Despite the deep twists and secrets within this book we get lots of funny moments usually from Reid (Zed’s best friend) I think I actually fell in love with him! There is light relief within the banter between Autumn and Zed and the friendship Autumn, Bea and Jack share. As much as I wiped at my eyes to hold back the tears I also had to stifle the laughs- just wait until Reid mentions his ‘bald headed yoghurt slinger’.
This was a beautifully written book, the attention to detail was perfect it really made me feel like I was living the story rather than just reading it. I became totally invested in Autumn’s well being so much so that I didn’t want the story to end. The only plus point to finishing this book is that I’m ready for book two! R.G. Corr did an excellent job of leaving me with a desire to delve into Bea and Reid’s world, the way she weaved them into our hearts left me eager to discover their story.
If this is what R.G. Corr produces as a debut I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us…No pressure!