Wednesday, 16 March 2011

In the Storm - Karen Metcalf - Book Review

Title:In the Storm
Author: Karen Metcalf
Publisher: Vagabondage Press
Publication Date: 12th February 2011
Format: Ebook - EPUB
Genre: Fantasy
Source: ebook blog giveaway


Abandoned by the world around her, Carly believes she is fated to a life of torment at the hands of her stepfather and is desperate for an escape. When she can bear the abuse no longer and gives in to a thunderous rage, she suddenly finds herself in an unfamiliar, yet beautiful, storm world. This limbo between dimensions appears to be her private sanctuary, but it may just be her purgatory.

No one escapes fate without sacrifice, but is the price more than Carly is willing to pay? (Goodreads synopsis)

This was a lovely novella. When I began the first page, I wasn't sure if I'd like it, but I was soon drawn into Carly's world. I was keen to see what would happen to her and her brother and how the story would progress.
The characters were engaging and believable and I loved the other world of Carly's that Metcalf has created. The descriptions were beautifully done.
Not a 'happy' story as such, but a wonderful read and an author to look out for in the future.
Only a short review because I wouldn't want to give anything away.


  1. Congrats on the giveaway win, and thanks for the review! Nice to meet you ;)

  2. You are welcome, Karen - good luck with your writing!