Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Winter Sparrow" by Estevan Vega - A Book Review

"I'll grow wings all by myself..."
    Mary is a young artist about to enter a new chapter in her life. After years of waiting and searching, she has finally found true love. She's also just discovered that her fiance, Joshua, has inherited his father's rundown countryside mansion. To add to the rising pressure, her wedding day is so close she can practically hear the music. All she has to do is accept what the future holds. Accept... and be happy.
    But something's missing.
    As the seasons change, her doubts turn to fears, and her fears become reality. Through struggle and loss, the love she once possessed for Joshua transforms into contempt. When Mary is confronted with a magical escape, the life she has and the life she dreams of will collide, awakening a mysterious change within. But no choice comes without a cost, and each one will draw her closer to the truth.

    Winter Sparrow by Estevan Vega, author of the best-selling Arson Trilogy, is a unique novella full of romance, inner struggles, and desires.
    As her wedding approaches, Mary begins to question whether she will be good enough for Joshua, her fiance, or whether he will be good enough for her.
    This novella is a journey, spanning one year; Mary's journey. She and Joshua are struck by the death of their first child - still in the womb - and Mary becomes reclusive.
    Each page drips with sorrow, love, anguish. It portrays the power of true love. It shows the lengths one will go to in order to save their one true love. It paints a picture sacrifice.
    Winter Sparrow is a romance novella to the core, with a twist on the fantasy side.
    This story, though it doesn't end necessarily happy, it ends hopeful. It ends with the hope of spring after winter has passed.
    There was no language. There was mild thematic contact; when Mary was in highschool, she was violated by a boy - he touched her breasts. Though this isn't my favorite element to have been put in the book, it was absolutely necessary to show Mary's brokenness.
    No violence. However, there were some possibly frightful scenes; there is a bat-like creature, as well is mutated women with ripped flesh and mangled wings.
    I absolutely have to give a hand to Estevan Vega for thinking up such a clever and wonderfully amazing plot and writing it. I also want to thank him for giving a copy to me to pre-read. It was beautiful!
    I recommend the novella Winter Sparrow for anyone 14-years-of-age, or older, who love a good romance/fantasy story.
5 of 5 stars!
God bless,

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