Today's guest post by Melissa Wray, author of the gritty young adult novel, DESTINY ROAD, is brought to you by THE TRAZ
“The action & dialogue are visceral, relentless & blisteringly fast”
"The characters are very complex, having mysterious pasts and roles"
“A compelling read that will keep you turning pages”
“I recommend this dark and compelling story”
It's been 12 months since the first box of freshly printed
Destiny Road books arrived from the publishers.
A great excuse for a celebration!
Destiny Road is about a girl called Jessica, who is building up to make a most important decision. One that will affect the rest of her life. It is a story of decision, growth and acceptance. Jessica is sixteen when she meets Bill for the first time. Six months later she is moved away by her mother, to begin a new life away from what she knows. Away from the man she is just realising she might have wanted in her life all along, her biological father. So begins Jessica’s journey of living with the choices made by herself and those around her.
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"It might have been a long while since I was a teenager, but I felt myself identifying with emerging author, Melissa Wray’s realistically drawn characters, in particular Jessica, for the strength she maintained in carrying out her choice - because it’s not an easy one, the love and absolute acceptance shown to her by Bill and Janet, and Luke, for his own pain, suffering and self-inflicted guilt at what could have been, but wasn’t!"
Book Muster Down Under
"Wray has managed to write with absolute brutal honesty that very easily could have become too confronting-especially for those that have undergone a similar situation ...
The timing is perfect. You have time to catch your breath when needed without ever compromising the flow. In fact the novel has such a polished feel I was surprised that this was indeed her debut into the published world."
Cecilia Janisk Confessions of a Booky Monster reviewer
The great thing about Destiny Road is that is filled with all the realistic teenage things- starting at a new school, family drama, friend drama, learning to drive and etc ...
My absolute favourite thing was the relationships that were in the novel. I loved reading about the building father/daughter relationship of Bill and Jessica ...
Some of the little details that Melissa wrote about actually got me thinking- one example was a really good discussion about pivotal points and all ...
I want to thank them for their honest review and feedback about Destiny Road. To read the complete review and check out their blog, click on the link below.
A Book So Fathomless
|Melissa Wray, Author|
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