Friday, 14 September 2018

Book Review: Feel Me Fall (Young Adult)


Title: Feel Me Fall
Author: James Morris
Publisher: Inkspot Imaginarium
Publication Date: 2nd May 2017
Pages: 233
Format Read: eBook
Source: Publisher via Netgalley




 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 novel that explores who we are when no one is watching, and how far we'll go in order to survive.



Emily is the sole survivor of a plane crash. Now recovering in hospital her counselor suggests she writes down her story to work through her feelings of survivor guilt.

The story is narrated by Emily so right from the start I’m wary but she is a convincing narrator telling the horror of the crash and how her and a few classmates managed to survive the initial crash into a river and pull themselves out of the rushing waters.

What follows is a gripping story of survival in the Amazon jungle. Personalities clash as school rivalries come to the fore. Friendships are made and broken whilst crushing secrets are revealed.
We follow the teens as they have moments of hope and moments of despair. The strong become weak and the weak become strong.

We see flashbacks of Emily’s life as the narration alternates between her life before the crash, her time in the jungle and now, recovering in hospital.

The story was totally engrossing and I felt the teens time in the jungle was very realistic.
The story reminded me of The Life of Pi as in it was an account by a sole survivor. They can tell ‘their’ story the way they want it to be.

The ending was outstanding. I didn’t see that coming!

A recommended read.

*I received an ecopy from the publisher via Netgalley.


Content: Implied sex
                 violence

My Rating: 4/5      🌟🌟🌟🌟 


 
Photo courtesy of Goodreads

James Morris is a former television writer who now works in digital media. When not writing, you can find him scoping out the latest sushi spot, watching 'House Hunters Renovation', or trying new recipes in the kitchen. He lives with his wife and dog in Los Angeles.

You can connect with the author at the following sites:
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20 comments:

  1. Sounds like my cup of tea. Nice review!

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  2. Great review! I loved Life of Pi, so this book sounds like it would be a great read too!

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  3. This sounds very My Name Is Oliver Queen meets Lord of the Flies - teen sin survival situations seems to be trending lately in YA, maybe it'll be the new big thing that usurps soft high fantasy. Great review - glad you loved it!

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    1. I've read some young adult reads I just couldn't connect with so I'm glad this was a good read.

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  4. I love unpredictable stories. It always makes it a satisfying read.

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    1. Me too. And an ending with a bit of a 'what just happened there!'

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  5. This one sounds really good. I always like books like these. Great review!

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  6. I really like the sound of this book. I do not think that I've read anything like it before. Thanks for putting it on my radar with you great review.

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    1. My pleasure. It's good to try something a little different occasionally.

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  7. I love a good ARC - glad this one was a win for you. Great review!!

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  8. I like unpredictable storyline - it keeps me invested

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  9. I love it when you don't see the ending coming. Great review.

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