Book Review: Melanie’s Evanescent Journey by B. Truly

Reviewer: Andrea51FBx0s4k0L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

The Summary:

New Adult, Paranormal-Romance Companion novel for The Sonar Series

True Love may cost a price, if the greater good preordains that you are the sacrifice.

There are always two sides to a story. Melanie Wilhelm’s begins after she moves from Australia and starts her senior year at Cashmere High. On her first day, she bumps into a mysterious guy, and they form an instant connection. They become friends and he shares his deepest secret with her. As they grow closer, their relationship amplifies and becomes binding. Strange things occur, but instead of worrying, Melanie’s feelings intensify.
The excitement of New Year’s Eve approaches, and so does Jason’s most devastating revelation of all. She learns his ultimate truth and is now spun into his chaotic web. The danger rises and hard choices must be made. By being with Jason, Melanie may have to sacrifice more than her heart. It may cost her life.

Melanie’s Evanescent Journey ties into books one and two of The Sonar Trilogy. From spiraling twists to devastating plots, her journey will make you question fate and true love.
Is fate something you can control? Some believe it’s in the hands of what you behold.


The Review:

Melanie’s life is truly a journey, one that takes the reader on a crazy voyage. The novel is split into two parts, and in the spirit of honesty, I must say I enjoyed part one more than part two.

Melanie’s world is turned upside-down when she meets the handsome, serious Jason. Their immediate chemistry smolders. Jason’s aphrodisiac “watermelon” flavor combined with his *ahem* “power” enchants Melanie, creating some pretty intense scenes for YA fiction. (I’d advise a mature reader though the characters are teenagers through part one.) I became a bit disenchanted, though, with the perpetual descriptions of his perfection and began to make a mental comparison with Edward Cullen even before Melanie and Jason actually have a conversation about Twilight. Jason and his siblings are very Cullenesque with their good looks and mysteriousness.

I’m typically not a huge fan of lengthy descriptions, but Truly does a great job placing the reader in the fantastical scenes later in the novel, but hold on to your seat because this novel moves quickly. Time passes rapidly, but the novel does offer full closure before the end.

There were some things about the novel which didn’t sit well with me. One of my pet peeves is awkward dialogue, and I’m afraid, at times, the conversations in the novel made me cringe. Also, the many twists in the plot left me shaking my head. But the storyline is definitely original.

3 Stars

b trulyAuthor Bio:

I have wanted to be an author since I was fifteen years old and grateful to have accomplished this dream. I have three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person I am today. I work as an Ultrasound technologist in Sugarland, Texas and enjoy this field. I have very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. I like to read and watch tons of television shows and movies. I’m addicted to romance and get a thrill out of suspense. This Companion novel to the Sonar trilogy is a combination of both aspects. It was fun to explore different elements of Paranormal romance. I want to show my readers that paranormal romance can be fun, but also traumatic.


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