Monday, July 7, 2014
BOOK REVIEW: "Envious" by Katie Keller-Nieman
Every so often, you come across a book whose story is so enveloping that you look up from reading to see that hours have passed without your knowledge.
Envious, by Katie Keller-Neiman, is that book.
Sandy is a college student who is in love with her childhood best friend's boyfriend, Eric. Doesn't sound so engrossing, I know. But this is no story of simple schoolgirl crushes and jealousies.
Aurora is the perfect college belle. Why she wants to be friends with plain Sandy, no one knows. But when Sandy meets Aurora's boyfriend Eric for the first time, things become at once more clear and cloudy.
Visions of their past lives now haunt Sandy, and she realizes why Eric seems so enthralled with Aurora. It's a story of a love and deep envy that goes back to the year 1205. It's what could kill Sandy...again.
This is a book with vivid narration, a relatable and deep heroine and a great cast of secondary characters. Every person is important: from Sandy's drug-addicted cousin, Todd, to Eric's roommate, Tony.
Aside from the mystical elements of reincarnation and magic, this is a psychological novel. Sandy is paranoid, shy, scared and can't recall when the last time she ate was.
You will feel for her and root for her.
All in all, this is a love story, a story about standing up for yourself and fighting for what you want. It's something anyone over the age of 16 should read.
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