Ahoy there me mateys! I received this young adult thriller eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . .
feel me fall (Jame Morris)
Title: feel me fall
Author: James Morris
Publisher: Inkspot Imaginarium
Publication Date: Available Now! (paperback/e-book)
Source: the author!
I found out about this novel from a member of me hearty crew. I had recently finished castle of water about plane crash survivors on a deserted island, and I loved it. So when I read Liz’s review and praise about a YA novel where a plane crashes in the Amazon and there is a sole survivor I added it to me list. Imagine me surprise when the author read me comment and offered me a copy. Arrrrr!
I am so very glad he did. This book was a thrilling look into the story of the sole survivor, Emily. Now the book begins with Emily in a hospital bed. So ye know that she makes it. Her story is partially told through the use of her journal. At first I thought this juxtaposition between the present and tales of Emily’s past would spoil the sense of suspense. Little did I know that instead these slips back and forth in time added to the drama.
The survivors of the crash (all six of them teens of course!) have history between them. And not all of it is good. Their lives back home have direct consequences on how they treat each other in the jungle and the choices they make towards their ultimate survival. Whether we were dealing with Emily’s thoughts about “normal” school life, the chaos in the jungle, or with Emily’s present thoughts, each part was engaging. Somehow each switch felt perfect in the moment.
I loved reading about the relationships between all the characters. I loved that I would change me thoughts back and forth about their behavior as I read. I would love Emily one moment and want to strangle her in the next. The relationship between Emily and her best friend Viv was of particular interest. The suspense was wonderful, the pace was quick, and the plot twists super fun. Even the cliche aspects that I normally dislike (student/teacher romantic relationship – ugh) somehow were turned into plot points that became fascinating. And that ending! Divine.
I truly enjoyed this novel and think its a great read. I recommend it to any of me crew.
Side note: Come back tomorrow for a parley with the author!!
If ye want other viewpoints from me crew check out these reviews:
Liz @ covertocover (who introduced me to this novel!)
So lastly . . .
Thank you Matey Morris!
Goodreads has this to say about the novel:
Secrets and survival in the Amazon
Emily Duran is the sole survivor of a plane crash that left her and her teenage friends stranded and alone in the jungles of the Amazon. Lost and losing hope, they struggle against the elements, and each other. With their familiar pecking order no longer in place, a new order emerges, filled with power struggles, betrayals, secrets and lies. Emily must explain why she’s the last left alive.
But can she carry the burden of the past?
Discover the gripping new adventure novel that explores who we are when no one is watching, and how far we’ll go in order to survive.
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