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Running from Secrets
     

Running from Secrets

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by Stephanie Void
 

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By day, Bethany is a teenage girl trying to keep a secret she should never have agreed to keep, a secret that has torn her family apart.

By night, Bethany is the powerful controller of a world of possessed queens, men who masquerade as Dark Lords, wind chimes with a secret code, and haunted castles. In this world is a young woman whose life Bethany must save,

Overview

By day, Bethany is a teenage girl trying to keep a secret she should never have agreed to keep, a secret that has torn her family apart.

By night, Bethany is the powerful controller of a world of possessed queens, men who masquerade as Dark Lords, wind chimes with a secret code, and haunted castles. In this world is a young woman whose life Bethany must save, but there is only one way to do it: to enter that dangerous world herself.

And as for the secret? Well, secrets have a way of coming out...


She has to fix the story without erasing Chime and her world, because if she erases Chime, she will die as well.

And as for the secret? Well, secrets have a way of coming out...

Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Mother Goose
This is an extremely entertaining book with so many twists and nuances that you won't want to put it down. Chime's world is charming and intruding into it is so much fun. The action moves seamlessly from Bethany's world to Chime's world and both worlds are equally captivating. If you enjoy fantasy fiction, then I recommend this one.
Amazon - Gina Callaway
I recommend this book to middle grade fantasy lovers on up to adults readers. A book filled with action, suspense, a touch of romance,mystery and lots of fantasy; girls, boys, men and women should all find something to like about Running from Secrets. If your looking for a books that's easy to read, hard to put down and keeps you on the edge of your seat right until the last page is turned - then this is your book! Give it a try.
Amazon - Amanda tetrislvr
This story was fantastic. Full of plot twists and suspense! The characters are lovable and there was just a perfect hint of romance :) My only complaint is that it wasn't long enough. I could read about Chime's world and Bethanys place in it for ever!
Amazon - Sandra Kirkland
Stephanie Void has written an interesting YA fantasy novel with supernatural elements, love stories and the conflict between evil and right. The book is told in first person, and moves between Bethany's new home and the home she has created in New Velerthland. Young adult readers will be interested to read to the end to discover what happens to Chime, Bethany and Queen Numuria, and will be ready to read more about the land in later books.
Amazon - Maria Elizabeth Perez
I loved the idea of an author falling into her world, and especially a world filled with magic & mystery. I absolutely LOVED the idea of Vault 5 (I don't want to spoil it, so read it for yourself!) and I found the Queen's character extremely interesting. Even though she didn't get much time in the story, she was actually a really deep character.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012210487
Publisher:
Silver Glass Press
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Stephanie Void spent most of her childhood indoors reading, since going outside meant the sun might kill her. Some of her favorite authors are Edgar Rice Burroughs, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Patrick O'Brian, and Madeleine L'Engle. All this reading made her want to write stories herself, so she did.

When she isn't writing, she might be doing one of these other things: oil painting, graphic design, photography, singing, perfecting her Gollum voice for everyone's amusement, or enjoying nature.
Sometimes she mangles some songs with a string instrument and calls it violin playing.

Once somebody thought it was a good idea to give her a black belt and a teaching license in Shindoryu Aikijutsu.

She's from New Orleans, Louisiana but moved up to Boston to eat snow.

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Running from Secrets 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Ambur More than 1 year ago
Running from Secrets was an interesting story, and it was told in a fascinating way. Bethany recently lost her twin sister Antonia, and so she and her family move to a new place to help themselves cope with their loss. Shortly after they arrive in their new house, which is surrounded by forest, a strange man rings the door bell and when Bethany opens the door he warns her that the forest is evil. Soon Bethany begins feeling a desire to write, and she is quickly enthralled in the written world that she has created. Her parents become worried and her mother suggests that she take a class at the community college because she's a smart girl. Being at school gives Bethany a chance to learn and meet new people, yet for a huge chunk of the time that she is at school she's still completely absorbed by her story. Over time, Bethany realizes that her story isn't what it seems. She has vivid dreams about the characters and even interacts with them, and she realizes they aren't dreams at all. She is really in New Velerethland with her characters! The fact that she can actually go into the story was the thing that fascinated me about this book the most! I thought that Bethany was a great main character, she was smart and strong, and she adapted quickly. the only thing that I didn't think fit with her was her age. She was supposed to be 17 and she just didn't act like it at all, but I guess not at 17-year-olds act the same, so it wasn't a huge thing. Some of the dialogue was a little awkward, but it didn't detract away from the story. I absolutely loved the characters from New Velerethland, they were my favourites! Chime and Deluge particularly! Then there was the Queen Numuriu who was possessed by evil spirits, and the faun David, who I thought were both fantastic! Chime was the Queen's cousin, and Deluge was the Dark Lord, or the Queen arch-nemesis. Overall, I thought that the characters were fantastic and that Stephanie did a great job developing them! It took a while for the plot of the story to develop, but once it did I thought it was fabulous. Bethany was being brought to New Velerethland to save them all, and I won't tell you if she succeeds, that's something you'll have to find out for yourself! Running from Secrets was a great story, with a solid cast of characters, and I think it's something that fans of Narnia will like as they have the whole being able to go into another world aspect in common., plus they both have fauns and Queens! :D ***I received a copy of this book from this author for an honest review.