by Delaina M. Waldron


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ISBN-13: 9781479762729
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 12/26/2012
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

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HERSTORY 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Bookworm_Babblings More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Imagine being able to see spirits, seeing someone’s past or present by just touching them. That is what life is like for Ayira. Being the daughter of a witch doctor is difficult enough without special gifts, gifts she considers a curse. When she’s taken onto a slavery ship, she’s tormented by what she sees, hears, and feels, she then gets rescued by a Native tribe, and has to come to terms with who she is in order to save the Native American people. This was a pretty good story although I wish it was longer with more background on Ayira’s family dynamics and how she ended up on the slave ship to begin with. The characters were interesting, although none of her fellow slaves has much compassion for her except Imani, which I found rather surprising.
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ChickWriterToo More than 1 year ago
The author manages to skillfully mix both African shaminism and Native American elements without ever allowing the differences to blur. I found myself unusually engrossed in the story; part of the pull was the prose itself, which has a haunting, mystical tone throughout. Flashbacks are rarely written well., but the author of HERSTORY weaves them in without ever breaking the flow, and they're always perfectly timed and just the right length so that the flashbacks actually add substantially to the story.  As much as I enjoyed the book overall, it was the surprise at the end of it that truly blew me away. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but the entire book is worth reading just to see how the story ends. Besides the surprise ending that made the book seem so well written, it was incredible how easily the author tied up all the loose ends. If you want to truly escape with a good read, this story will really pull you in. I just can't recommend it highly enough.