Novaleigh Darrow's life was falling apart--gone from structured and predictable, to something she couldn't comprehend or recognize. So, when her mom suggested a trip home to Scotland, she relented. However, things there were just as complicated.
One minute she was on the bridge near her grandparents' house, contemplating how her past was now colliding with her present, and in the next, she was falling.
Encased by water and chilled to the bone, Novaleigh woke to a land of Fae queens and talking otters where she was reminded: a dream of dying can become a chance to live--all you have to do is fall.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
After considering writing a hobby for years, she finally turned her passion and talent into a career. She came into the paranormal genre later than most but has always loved fairy-tales and all things magical. Using that love, she creates charmed worlds by writing stories involving passionate, strong-willed characters with something to discover.
Brynn lives with her family in central Florida.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wow, I wasn't expecting that. Alice in wonderland meets Peggy Sue got married. The narrator does a bang up job. She might turn into a favorite for me. This audiobook was given to me for free at my request from the publisher or author or narrator and I provided this voluntary review. Reasons I enjoyed this book: Easy-to-read, Entertaining, Great world building, Happily Ever After, Original, Page-turner, Romantic, Twisted, Unpredictable Witty, Wonderful characters.
I decided to start reading "Falling Out of Focus" because the blurb was interesting, and the book lived up to its expecations. Novi feels like she's about to choke and feels like she's falling when the book starts, and when she gasps for air, she finds herself in a place she has never seen before but somehow, there is something about it that may not be new. Once there, she meets a lot of weird people and animals who will help her find her way. This is the journey she has take in order to find herself and only if she does it she will finally be free. I liked that this story was unpredictable. We are taken into Novi's adventure from the first pages and see how it all unfolds slowly, with an air of mystery around the whole journey of discovery. What happens to Novi may be hard to explain, so you need to read this book to be taken into a sort of "Alice in Wonderland" experience where in the end love always wins. Above all, the journey will make Novi find herself and find the will to live again. It's surely a book I would recommend to fantasy lovers.
Inventive, magical, scary, heartfelt and thought-provoking journey of self-discovery... Falling Out of Focus by the fantastically talented Brynn Myers is a wondrous journey of self-discovery and self-healing commingled with Arthurian, Alice in Wonderland and Labyrinth dark fantasy feels. I confess that, at first, I thought I was reading a very imaginative fractured fairy tale. My original impression changed dramatically as I continued reading and the story morphed into so much more. Novaleigh Darrow, our heroine, has fallen out of focus. She is burdened by guilt for the choices she’s made and the expectations she feels that she’s not lived up to. Her life has come to a crossroads and she needs to make choices between light and dark paths. Nothing is written in stone. The choice is always hers. But, the colorful characters in this tale ensure that Novaleigh sees the whole picture, not just the light’s view or the view of the dark. The supporting cast include, but are certainly not limited to, Oliver, a talking otter and Novaleigh’s guide on her journey to find her way back to who she is and who she wants to be; twin queens who rather bizarrely talk in alternating sing-song; and creepy harlequin clowns. Andrea Parsneau is the superb narrator for Falling Out of Focus. This is the first time I’ve listened to any works voiced by Andrea Parsneau. Her voice is clear and easy to understand and she consistently differentiates between the characters to where I had no issue whatsoever knowing who was speaking at any time. Her voice is so spot on that it literally gave me chills when the tone was dark; evoked tears when our heroine was either overwhelmed or sad; and elicited feelings of delight when her surroundings were happy or joyful. The audio production is polished perfection. I did not want to put the audio down and snuck in additional audio time every chance I could. Without a doubt, Andrea Parsneau’s performance added to my pleasure of listening to Falling Out of Focus. Falling Out of Focus is inventive, magical, scary, heartfelt and thought-provoking. There’s also a touch of romance. If you’ve ever ridden a classic, much beloved ride such as Forbidden Journey at Universal or It’s a Small World at Disney World, you may be able to relate to discovering something new in the experience every time you ride. Falling Out of Focus is like that. I hope to hit play with it again soon! Falling Out of Focus is an incredible adventure. If you love audios, I would highly recommend springing for the audio to further enhance your enjoyment! My full review is posted at Reading Between the Wines Book Club. Please check it out there!
Falling Out of Focus – Brynn Myers – 5 stars The first line of this book – “Have you ever dreamed about letting go?” – Grabbed me and this paranormal/fantasy/romance held me until the very last words. I read this book without knowing anything about it, and I’m so glad I did. I could write this entire review just quoting from the book, but that seems counter-productive to a review where YOU are reading this to figure out why I liked it. The Good: Novaleigh Darrow: While she is at a crossroads in her life, she is self-aware and willing to take a step back to re-evaluate where she is in life. The fantasy element: So I need to be honest – When I introduced this review, I said it grabbed me from the first line until the very last. The truth is, when I got the 5th full paragraph I had to start over again because it was NOT what I was expecting. The characters are written in such a way that I assigned accents to them and could hear how their clothes moved and could visualize their movements. While there was nothing “new” about these characters (we’ve seen them before in movies & books in one form or another), I was drawn to care about them and their environment. The romance aspect: The “romance” was less traditional (sure there are a few sex scenes) and I felt this was more about Novaleigh’s romance with herself, her essence and her life choices. Her getting back to her true – authentic self to finding the answers she was searching for. The moral of the story: Novaleigh was gently guided to her final decision and I appreciated the message being reiterated in different forms “I was drowning but all I needed to do was breathe”. One last quote: “I’ve always been the girl who walks into a crowded room and feels alone. I’m socially outgoing, but inside I’m always screaming “when can I leave”.” (Imagine if all of us who felt that way actually did that when at a party? That’s all we would hear).