It was awesome to finish Book 6 and move directly on to Book 7 - a far meatier read for someone who can munch through a book this length in around 4 hours…
I was happy to see that the action started almost from the first page and didn't let up till the end. It was also wonderful to get further insight into how Rylee was supposed to be the saviour of the world - that was a left hook I didn't see coming but it was all the more poignant for its unpredictability and purity. I was yelling " YES YES YES"
Book 6 and wow, another roller-coaster of a ride for Rylee and her menagerie family. I purchased and read the book the day it was released but, due to some personal challenges, I never got to write the review until now, just having finished Book 7 (and re-read this one!). So, while the Tracker review is late, I really wanted to get it up there and hopefully persuade a few more avid readers to give it a go - it's so worth it!
This book picks up right after the previous one and we are drawn further into Rylee's pain and fear; heartbreak from the darker, painful events of the last book and fear for what the future may bring - and its impact to her life and loved ones.
Well well well….. What a ride (sic) this book was! I was thrilled to receive the much-awaited 3rd instalment in the Marnie Baranuik Files to review prior to its launch on the 13th June.
Aalto has once again taken the series to another level, demonstrating such an awesome skill in penmanship that it took me nearly half the book to realise that THIS Marnie was growing up, not elegantly, not very wisely and certainly not quietly…. but definitely maturing. Our lovable, cuss loving, forever-young Marnie was insidiously stirring emotions in me that I really wasn't expecting from a Baranuik novel. We are surprisingly faced with (brief) moments of heart-breaking sincerity, gentleness, insecurity and consideration - and perhaps a dawning of understanding from us readers who may have taken Marnie not as seriously as we should have previously. All of this intertwined with laugh out loud, mind-blowing, creative and colourful language that turns a potentially terrifying tale into a story we can all enjoy without having to leave the light on at night!
When I was 5 years old, I remember whining to my father that I will NEVER be able to read – It was just too hard!
I was 13 before I successfully read my first adult book – a Mills & Boon classic romance (cringe..) but the thrill of reading an entire story was, at that time, a life altering, joyful experience. I recall whooping with excitement while I jumped around the kitchen table, my mother looking on with a proud, but baffled, look on her face.
Now it’s time to say “thank you” to all those wonderful authors who travelled with me on my life’s journey. This site is for you, a small token of appreciation of the many joys you have brought me over the years.>