Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Book Review: Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton

( I received this ebook by the author in exchange for an honest review)

Goodreads Summary: Lacy Dawn's father relives the Gulf War, her mother's teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in the hollow is hard. She has one advantage -- an android was inserted into her life and is working with her to cure her parents. But, he wants something in exchange. It's up to her to save the Universe. Lacy Dawn doesn't mind saving the universe, but her family and friends come first.

Rarity from the Hollow is adult literary science fiction filled with tragedy, comedy and satire.

This book was written very well and the writing was very vivid. This was not a simple book and it took me a minute to get into it. It had a sci-fi feel to it but it transitions into a more realistic atmosphere. This touches on some subjects on child abuse and as well as victims that suffer from PTSD and domestic violence. All of this is from the perspective eleven year old named Lacy.  

Lacy is a girl that suffers from abuse from her abusive father. He is Veteran that suffers from PTSD. He deals with it in a negative way by drinking and smoking. The effects are evident within the family. Its heartbreaking really. 

The writing did have its confusing moments but I feel the author really did a great job of touching on some the reality of child abuse and how he made the situations vivid. The plot was interesting as well. It started to move into a science fiction mode with the introduction of an android from another planet called DotCom. It may seem like it doesn't make any sense but I promise you will like it. I don't really want to spoil the story for any of you. 

This story is really all over the place but in a good and interesting way. I would say to give this book a chance because it did come along fairly nicely. 

Rating 4Stars

Here are the purchase links for Rarity from the Hollow

For a limited period, the eBook version of Rarity from the Hollow is on sale for $2.99 and the Paperback is on sale for $16.99. https://www.amazon.com/Rarity-Hollow-Robert-Eggleton/dp/190713395X/Author proceeds contribute to the prevention of child maltreatment: http://www.childhswv.org/ Project Updates: https://www.facebook.com/Lacy-Dawn-Adventures-573354432693864/

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